Following on from dragons and skulls, the third work in the collection by Daniel Strom is somewhat more restrained – or at least its form is less provocative – with angels adorning the sculpted case. The sculptor works with materials and enhances their nobility. Plated onto an original mould, gold, silver, platinum and palladium are crafted by the expert strokes of the goldsmith, giving rise to unique pieces.
The case of the “Angelus” is embellished with a wealth of details, curves, incisions and finishes. Feathers twirl around the crown – a symbol reflected on the lugs. The two sides of the case feature two reclining angels and a crouching messenger, wings spread out as if ready to fly.
Behind the anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal, the white or dark mother-of-pearl dial plays with contrasts with the Roman numerals and golden, polished hands. Like the Memento Mori or Draco, three hands count the hours, minutes and seconds. At the heart of the timepiece, a second case surrounds the automatic ETA 2824 movement. Price range is CHF 9,999 to 59,999 depending upon the precious metals used.
Mechanical self-winding Calibre ETA 2824
Hours, minutes and seconds
925 solid silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum
Stainless steel inner case
Anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50m / 5 ATM
White or dark mother-of-pearl
Gold-toned or white polished steel hands
Brown, blue, black or white alligator leather with 925 solid silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum “Angelus” pin buckle
Models and Price details
925 solid silver model; 88-piece limited edition: CHF 9,999
925 solid silver model, with angels and crown in 18K red gold; 88-piece limited edition: CHF 10,999
Palladium model; 44-piece limited edition: CHF 19,999
Red gold model (18K); 44-piece limited edition: CHF 27,555
Platinum model ; 12-piece limited edition: CHF 59,999
* Depending on current metal prices