CLAUDE MEYLAN La Poya Collection

With this watch series, CLAUDE MEYLAN celebrates the traditional Swiss festival called Poya.

The “La Poya” festival was originated in the region of Fribourg and describes the long procession of cows and wagons loaded with the necessary equipment to collect the milk, make cream and cheese on the heights. The cows are decorated with flowers and bells with belts embroidered with edelweiss and the name of each herd owner. The armailli (Shepherd of the Fribourg region, Switzerland) wearing the traditional clothes, guides the procession. The facades of alpine chalets have friezes painted or carved in wood, representing the joyous rise of processions.

The new watch collection from CLAUDE MEYLAN pays tribute to the processions of the Poya with fine mechanical timepieces featuring the scenes chiseled in ruthenium black steel echoing the art of traditional alpine carving. The rhodium movement creates the contrast to visually detach the figures while seeming to animate them by the beating of its escapement.

LAC Poya
CLAUDE MEYLAN combines its expertise with the traditional cuts of POYA arts to superimpose them to the decorations of the openwork movement.  At 3 O’clock of the work, the wheels of the hours and minutes drive the needles in an infinite ballet.

The expert hands have shaped the decorations and transparencies that, in a soft and powerful luminescence, play with the elegance of the contrasts. Each bridge is hollowed out, entirely decorated and in a harmony of particular shapes, they provide an intriguing transparency and light sublimated by the character of the suspended cutouts.

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel, transparent back, sapphire crystal
Diameter 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 atm

Bracelet
Leather strap with 316L Steel Pin

Movement
ETA 2512; 21,600 A /h; 17 jewels
Mechanical with manual winding
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Decorations: Fine finish, fully skeletonised and engraved
Autonomy: 38 hours

LAC Poya in Movement
CLAUDE MEYLAN is inspired by the passing of time and creates “Poya in movement”. Decorated and cut in traditional Poya art, the hour dials present a new sculpture of time.

The perpetual rotation of the dial allows you to discover, as the hours go by, all the subtleties, the magic and the secrets of the beautiful fully skeletonized mechanics combined with the Poya cut outs. The Poya pointer turns into a hand and tells the hour of the moment. The dial becomes the hour and depicts a ballet governed by the mechanics of the movement.

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel, transparent back, sapphire crystal
Diameter 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 atm

Bracelet
Leather Strap with 316L Stainless Steel

Movement
ETA Unitas 6497 Mechanical with manual winding
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Decorations: Fine finish, fully skeletonised and engraved
Autonomy: 42 hours

LIONNE POYA
The LIONNE is adorned with a traditional scene to give a new dimension to the discoveries of our mechanics. Sober and innately elegant, LIONNE POYA presents a new sculpture of time. In the center, the hour and minute wheels lead the white hands in an infinite ballet.

Expert hands have shaped and cut out the decorations to provide intriguing transparencies which, in a soft and powerful luminescence, plays with the finesse of the movement. Each bridge is hollow, completely decorated and in a harmony of particular shapes, they play with transparency and light.

Technical details

Case
316L stainless steel, transparent back, sapphire crystal
Diameter: 35 mm
Water resistance: 30 m

Bracelet
Black technological Satin strap with 316L pin

Movement
Caliber ETA Peseux 7040
21’600 A / hr; 17 jewels
Mechanical with manual winding
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Decorations: Fine finish, entirely skeletonized and engraved.
Autonomy: 38 hours

POCKET POYA
In the CLAUDE MEYLAN collection, the new pocket watch POYA plays with various black shades to give a new dimension to the explorations of time. Sober and with innate elegance, this creation celebrates a new sculpture of time CLAUDE MEYLAN. At its heart, adorned with white Rhodium, the hour and minute wheels lead the white hands in an infinite ballet. “On stage”, black rules; at times matte, at others shiny and in any case cut out, there are few details that illuminate this new creation.

In the background, and yet of prime importance, the golden transmission wheels give life to this new work by CLAUDE MEYLAN. Each bridge is hollow, completely decorated and in a harmony of particular forms, they provide an intriguing transparency.

Technical details

Case
Rhodium plated, transparent back, sapphire crystal
Diameter: 50 mm
“Dust proof” case

Movement
ETA Unitas 6497; 18,000 A /h; 17 jewels
Mechanical with manual winding
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Decorations: Fine finish, entirely skeletonized and engraved.
Autonomy: 42 hours

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