Swiss luxury watch brand Les Millionnaires unveils a limited edition timepiece as a tribute to national hero and rebel William Tell. Limited to 88 pieces world wide, this unique timepiece in silver and gold has been meticulously created by the talented artists of Zurich based luxury watch maker.
The famous 14th-century legend of William Tell became a worldwide symbol of resistance and of Switzerland thanks to the last drama of Friedrich Schiller.
The center of the dial is adorned with the iconic William Tell monument in Altdorf, reproduced in 18-carat white gold. Behind it, printed on the back of the glass, is the majestic Swiss landscape. The famous apple that led to the death of the tyrant Gessler replaces the usual date display. Each day, a small piece of the apple in the date window of the dial is bitten off. At the end of the month, only the core, known as the “Bütschgi” in Swiss German, remains.
The cast-silver antique case is visually fastened by stitching in red gold. The crown is forged of 18-carate red gold and adorned by the Swiss cross. On the opposite side of the case, Tell’s cross-bow is depicted in a coat-of-arms made of red gold. The strap made of genuine goat skin leather with fur is fastened with a sterling silver buckle, which is additionally decorated by the famous apple shot through with the arrow, both in red gold.
The “Tell” will be available at Les Millionaires specialist dealers and franchise stores for the price of CHF 12,850.
48 x 42 mm
925 sterling silver and 18-carat red gold
Scratch-proof sapphire glass
Water-resistant to 30 meters (98 feet).
Varnished brass with glass inlay printed on the back
William Tell appliqué made of 18-carat white gold.
Goat skin leather with fur
Buckle: 925 sterling silver and 18-carat red gold. Decorated by hand with shot apple in 18-carat gold.
Mechanical, automatic (2824 caliber)
One of the most reliable and rugged automatic movements in the world
Minute hand, hour hand, centered second hand
38 – 40-hour power reserve
Incabloc shock protection
Date display with red apple instead of the usual numbers
Hour hand, minute hand, large second hand, date
A limited edition of 88 timepieces worldwide
The number is engraved by hand on the case back.
CHF 12,850.00 including VAT.