The Crystalball Bamboo Tiger by Swiss luxury watch brand Badollet is a one of kind horology art piece that feature a delicate open working of the main plate and bridges, inspired by Asian bamboo scaffolding.
A 3mm, 18 carat gold plain disk has been carved to create this piece of art: “a tiger in a bamboo forest jumping over the tourbillon”.
It took more than 250 hours of painstaking work by an expert engraver. This sculpture is then applied on a malachite plate. The 18 carat rose gold case houses a mechanical hand wound flying tourbillon movement which beats at the rate of 21,600 beats per hour.
The flying tourbillon at 6’o clock is guarded by a rose gold roaring tiger and the elegant blue hands look after the time reading functions.
Model: Badollet Crystalball Bamboo Tiger Unique Piece
Mechanical hand-wound, flying tourbillon, 21,600 v/h, 19 jewels, 120-hour power reserve, mainplate and bridges in aluminium and lithium
Ø 44 mm, case in 18 K rose gold
Middle part of the case in Malachite
Glare proofed sapphire crystal and case back
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Malachite base, 18K rose gold engraved tiger and Bamboo
Matt or glossy hand-sewn green alligator leather with 18K white gold folding clasp