The ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection of watches, handmade, unique watch art.

Wings of tropical beauty immortalized with the ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection.

Wings of tropical beauty immortalized with the ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection.

Picture the dutiful lepidopterist collecting and painstakingly preserving the most beautiful flying organisms in the insect kingdom. To be kept safe under glass for observation. Inspired by this eons old hobby and passion, Artya offers their newest collection of piece unique watches the ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection.

Just as in lepidopterology, Artya preserves the essence of a butterfly’s beauty under glass (in this instance sapphire crystal). Artful in their interpretation, Artya chose just the wings from various species of butterfly arranged in a collage of color. Artya hand-chooses individual wings from real insects for each piece unique watch (no harm being done as they are already post-mortem). The glistening reflection of each wing plays with the light resulting in one of the most unique wrist watch dials ever created.

The ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection of watches, handmade, unique watch art.The arrangement and placement of butterfly wings on a watch dials of the ArtyA 1/1 Tropical Butterfly Collection is no simple task. Artya needed to develop a special technique for the creation of the Artya 1/1 Tropical Butterfly collection – “farfalla” meaning butterfly in Italian. Clients of course may be able to recommend the palettes Artya chooses in designing a Farfalla watch, as the animal kingdom contains butterfly wings of many tones. There is nothing obvious about the Artya 1/1 Tropical Butterfly and its materials. The beauty of the concept is in its ability to remain relatively incognito. The unusual dial design does not necessarily readily announce itself as being made up of butterfly wings. This is especially true when the wings are mixed with other decorative elements such as gold leaf. Much of the time it is up to the wearer whether or not to disclose the entire story of the Artya 1/1 Tropical Butterfly watch.

Artya’s supreme mission is to fundamentally change the watchmaking syntax through the grammar of contemporary art. The workshop’s initial assignment, the Artpiece 1/1 collection, heralded a new era, pioneering the appreciation of beauty, thereby relegating the context of time to the back seat. Emotion, creativity and intuition fuel the whole concept.   This avant-garde venture sets a new direction away from the current trend in watchmaking which perceives contemporary art as a device for advertising campaigns or an easy solution to enhance the aesthetics of some dials

Artya 1/1 Tropical Butterfly collection timepieces are each one-of-a-kind handmade creations, being housed in Artya’s “Coup de Foudre” watch cases. Intended for ladies and gentlemen, the collection mixes the soft delicate nature of nature’s winged canvas, with the organic fiery intensity of the Coup de Foudre watch case.

Artya 1/1 Tropical Butterfly collection specifications

  • Movement : Self-winding movement entirely manufactured in Switzerland
  • Power reserve : 42 hours
  • Dial : Unique technique to immortalize tropical butterfly wings, legally caught
  • Case : Steel 316″Coup de foudre” Collection: cases engraved, mutilated, tortured, “lightning struck”
  • Crystal Sapphire
  • Water resistance 50 meters
  • Bracelet “Crazy frog” tanned cane toad
  • Buckle Treated steel pin buckle
  • Guarantee 24 months
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