Many high-end collectors are also gun lovers, delighting in the craftsmanship and attention to detail of a high-end firearm.
To celebrate this slightly strange marriage between Swiss high watchmaking and firearms, Yvan Arpa for ArtyA introduced the Son of a Gun Watch in 2011. After a great worldwide success a new more elegant version is born in 2019, The Son of a Gun Classic Edition. The pieces showcases six 6mm Flobert bullets suspended in the dial almost like the barrel of a revolver.
At the centre of this target sit two hands showing hours and minutes. Beneath it hides an automatic Swiss Made movement. The assembly comes in the firm’s 44-mm diameter Classic case, made of steel with or without PVD Treatment and with or without engraved bezel– and thus providing perfect visual harmony with the hands and targets, also made from the same metal, as are the case inserts.
At three o’clock there is the firm’s iconic knurled crown, in exactly the same style as on a historic gun barrel. The Son of a Gun Classic is designed to be a minimalist, highly coherent model, with just 99 watches produced. The hand engraved version comes in 9 unique pieces each different
High grade steel 316 L with or without Black PVD treatment
Size: 44 mm
Engraved and screwed back case
Double anti-reflection sapphire
Dial with or without hand engraved bezel
Target engraved on dial
6 real Flobert 6mm bullet already shot in suspension between dial and case
ArtyA Automatic Swiss high end movement A17 in house modified
Hours, minutes, seconds
Power reserve: 52 H
Hand sewn leather strap
Limited to 99 pieces or Unique Pieces (Target engraved)
13’900 CHF to 17’900CHF