ArtyA presents a new series of watches featuring handmade mother of pearl dial crafted utilizing an ancient Korean artistic tradition known as Ott-Chil. This craftsmanship requires highly refined technical and artistic skills to handcraft mother of pearl inside a lacquered dial.
This technique has been recognized by the South Korean government as a cultural asset. It is very interesting to note that this level of quality is only possible in Korea as the lacquer used gives an antibacterial effect and perfect hydrating balance avoiding any discoloration effect with time on the mother of pearl.
Timepieces from the collection are equipped with an ArtyA exclusive own manufactured automatic COSC certified movement that beats inside the black PVD stainless steel case.
Yvan Arpa discovered the unique Ott-Chil ancestral technique and their masters during his many visits to Korea while working on the latest Samsung Gear S3. This proves that traditional old« savoir faire» can perfectly live in harmony with the future of technology represented by smartwatches.
ArtyA exclusive own manufactured automatic COSC Movement
Case: Stainless steel with black PVD treatment and lateral ArtyOr inserts,
Dial: Handmade mother of pearls inlays in black traditional lacquer Ott-Chil ancestral technique
Crystal: Sapphire with triple anti reflection
Open Back: Engraved ‘ArtyA 1/1 unique piece’
Water resistance: 50 meters
Bracelet: Crocodile strap
Series of 9 Unique Pieces 1/1
Price: From 12’900 CHF