FABERGÉ Precious Watches, the luxury watch brand owned by Victor Mayer Jewelry Company in Pforzheim, Germany presents one of the most exclusive timepieces – The new FABERGÉ Agathon M1131 – at Basel world 2010.
In the new Agathon M1131 semi-skeleton watch, Fabergé has created a rare jewel of our time crafted for those collectors and connoisseurs who seek for understatement: all white gold, with precious jewels and ultra-fine engraving, this piece embodies its maker’s pride.
The bottom train plate is guilloched by hand, while the wheel bridges are skeletonised, engraved and decorated with hand-blued screws. The bottom train plate is embellished with three diamonds set in gold, one of them concealed under the balance wheel.
The dial is a little masterpiece in its own right: the hand guilloched golden face with an off-centre hour and minute indication is covered with 8 layers of elegant grey enamel. The dial is framed by 80 brilliant cut diamonds that enhance the beauty of the meticulously crafted dial – a rare piece of artisanal craftsmanship and a piece of art. The specially trained artisans need two days of work to finish one dial. And only the finest pass the quality control.
The sapphire fascia with its five screws reveals the essence of the watch. Very few people will have the chance to see the mechanism behind the face, though. This masterpiece, conceived as an aesthetic monument to the mechanical age, is a limited edition of only 10 watches worldwide.
Reference number: M 1131
F 1872 mechanical hand winder. Modification: off-centre hour and minute
Skeletonised, guilloche by hand, hand engraving
Three diamonds (0.045 ct)
750 white gold, 80 brilliant cut diamonds (0.80 ct) crown with blue sapphire cabochon (0.13 ct);Water-resistant: 5 ATM
750 white gold, hand enamelled with guilloché
Functions: Hour, minute and small second hand
Leather strap (Louisiana alligator) front and back
Fastening: 750 white gold, folding clasp, fire enamelled signet
10 pieces in white gold
Suggested retail price
About Fabergé Precious Watches
The watchmaker’s craft has a long tradition at Fabergé. Watches have always been among the firm’s most popular creations. Made in an incredible variety of shapes, materials, decorative finishes and colours, they testify to Fabergé’s constant endeavours to create something new.
As the 20th century dawned, Fabergé was well aware of the growing popularity of wristwatches. The Russian National Museum still has an example from this time, with a band made of platinum links and a round dial, edged with diamonds and graded rubies. In 2004, for the first time since the October Revolution, Fabergé presented a collection of lavishly worked wristwatches. Fabergé Precious Watches are made by a German watch manufacture with an outstanding world-wide reputation. The watches are made in the German Gold City of Pforzheim and are assembled in Switzerland.