ARTYA Son of a Gun
ARTYA Son of a Gun
ARTYA Son of a Gun

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Son of a Gun

Many high-end collectors are also gun lovers, delighting in the craftsmanship and attention to detail of a high-end firearm. To celebrate this slightly strange marriage between Swiss high watchmaking and firearms, Yvan Arpa for ArtyA introduces the Son of a Gun Watch.

A collector has ordered this exceptional timepiece from Yvan Arpa, creator and consultant in high watchmaking for his brand ArtyA.

To debut the collection Artya has imagined a watch containing real bullets. With a bezel and inner dial like a target sight, the piece showcases six 6mm Flobert bullets suspended in the dial almost like the barrel of a revolver. Use of copper wire like dynamite wire and the iconic 47mm wide steel case display Artya brand DNA.

Bite the Bullet: Guns don’t always kill people, time always does.


Technical Specifications:

Self-winding movement entirely
Manufactured in Switzerland with rotor
Upgraded with three real 38 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Jewelling: 25 jewels

Stainless steel grade 316, with target
Bezel engraved, between the dial and
Case six REAL 6mm Flobert bullets are
Suspended (like in Russian Roulette)

Follow up of the target engravement

Crystal Sapphire

Open, fitted with a sapphire crystal

Water resistance: 
50 meters

Ballistic style

24 months