In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a brilliant inventor, architect, craftsman, and artist. He is credited with creating the great labyrinth for King Minos of Crete to hold the Minotaur. This new timepiece is named after him.
Created by Finnish watch maker Antti Rönkkö, the Daedalus Calendar Edition incorporates a customised Swiss Soprod A10 movement, which displays the date at 12 o´clock – with a moving labyrinthine dial rotating anti-clockwise day-by-day. The masterpiece of Daedalus, the labyrinth, is in the middle of the matt black-coated dial made of interlaid parts.
The case of the Daedalus timepiece is made of 316 L stainless steel with hand finished matt- and mirror polish bevels.
The profile of the bezel and dial ornament, the Greek key, reminds us about the ancient architecture of the Greco-Roman era. The ornament is believed to be the simplified symbol of the labyrinth: some say it’s a sign of eternity or of the never-ending cycle of time.
The dial of the Daedalus timepiece is a combination of two colors: the skeletonised hands and index are rose gold color; by contrast, the layered dial is black matt with a circular black meandering ornament. The skeletonised index displays hours in roman numerals and shows the date at 12 o´clock.
The case back of the Daedalus timepiece reminds us how creativity can solve problems of any size: when held captive on Crete, Daedalus escaped with his son Icarus by building a pair of wings to fly away.
Only 10 timepieces are being crafted. Each comes with a flying Icarus talisman in free rotation at the middle of the labyrinthine rotor in an open case back coated with clear sapphire glass. The Icarus talisman itself measures 10,5 mm and is crafted with 180 facets as an interpretation of the winged flying Icarus.
The subtle sign of watchmaker Rönkkö is engraved straight inside the sapphire crystal with high definition. This silent signature of the maker is only visible from certain angles. The timepiece comes with a matt black natural rubber strap but also can be ordered with a handmade strap of genuine alligator leather.
Each of the 10 exclusive handmade pieces of the Daedalus Calendar Edition retails for 10 540 Euros, excluding VAT.
Model: RÖNKKÖ DAEDALUS
Edition: Gold Calendar Edition of 10
Calendar indicating the date with hours and minutes
Customised Swiss Soprod A10 movement
42 h power reserve
28 800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Movement diameter 25,6 mm
One Icarus talisman (stainless steel) in free-rotation at the middle of the labyrinthine rotor (rotor mass: 18 kt white gold) in an open case back
Finishing of the movement: bottom side circular graining (perlage)
Rönkkö case design – diameter 42 mm and height 11.75 mm
Hand finished stainless steel 316L case with satin finished surfaces and polished edges
Dial side and back side straight sapphire crystal (with anti reflexive coating underside of crystal)
Stainless steel crown with Rönkkö ® -signage
Water-resistant to 3 ATM
Skeleton index with roman numerals with date window at 12 o´clock
Day-by-day rotating labyrinth in the middle of the dial
Hands with rose gold color
Natural matt black rubber strap or genuine matt black alligator strap, embossed Rönkkö -signage
Stainless steel buckle with mirror polished surfaces