A unique edition of MOSAÏQUE by Barbier-Mueller timepiece will be auctioned during Only Watch 2017 charity edition. This highly exclusive Made in Geneva mechanical wristwatch pays homage to fine watchmaking and decorative arts.
The entire timepiece, from the dial to the rose gold case, features a subtle cloisonné motif that evokes the art of mosaics, which dates from the end of the fourth century B.C. In a reference to the pocket watch, the back has a cover that is similarly decorated. When opened, it reveals its heart – a mechanical gold movement designed by the revered watch manufacture FPJourne – Invenit&Fecit.
The prototype of MOSAÏQUE by Barbier-Mueller, with its rose gold case, ideally showcases the play of light over the coloured jasper stones. On the back, the decorated case cover features a small central platinum disk that bears the engraved words ONLY WATCH and the number 7.
Model: “MOSAÏQUE” by Barbier-Mueller Prototype
Rose gold case (5N)
41 mm diameter
Thickness: 8.5mm in the centre
The case sides, the dial, and the case back are very subtly adorned with a mosaic motif made up of brick-colored, black, white, and green jasper.
18 ct rose gold mechanical movement: FPJourne – calibre 1304
Central hour and minute indications – rose gold hands.
Rose gold deployant clasp – engraving of the Sphinx logo on the ardillon
Accompanied by 2 brown and black crocodile straps
CHF 110,000 – 200,000 (100,000 – 183,000 €/115,000 – 208,000 $)