ARTYA Spider
ARTYA Spider
ARTYA Spider
ARTYA Spider

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Year
2010
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
3000-4999
Category
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Steel with PVD treatment
Water-resistant
30 - 100m
Bracelet/strap
Leather

Spider

Lightning-struck dials, battered pieces and dead spiders: the treatments used to make ArtyA timepieces are as awesome as they are astonishing! They are the expression of what happens when the super-charged imagination of a fanatical creator, Yvan Arpa, meets traditional craftsmanship. For the very first time, techniques from the world of conceptual art have been applied to watchmaking. For example, the case is subjected to an electrical charge of anything between 100,000 and 1,000,000 volts - depending on the mood of the artist - as well as to modelling and engraving, while a spider spreads its spindly legs over a dial flecked with gold and silver leaf filaments. With the help of his companion, the artist Dominique Arpa-Cirpka, Yvan has met the extreme challenge of introducing one-of-a-kind artworks to watchmaking and, ot the same time, launched an unprecedented Halloween collection. Each piece in the collection is unique 1/1.
Movement
Automatic, SW 200 calibre, 28,000 vib/h
Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Case
Black PVD-treated 316L steel, engraved, battered and subjected to electrical charges of 100,000, 200,000, 500,000 or 1,000,000 volts Sapphire crystal Water-resistant to 50 m
Dial
Unique with body of a spider and flecked with gold and silver leaf filaments Hand-decorated using 17 exclusive artistic techniques
Bracelet/strap
“Crazy Frog” tanned toad skin