Introduced in 2019, this mechanical tourbillon timepiece celebrates the era of ‘flower power’, freedom of expression and, most notably, ‘peace and love’. The Ode to the 70’s is endowed with a flying tourbillon, micro rotor and high-end movement finishing. However, beyond its technical virtuosity, this watch is enriched with a cornucopia of métiers d’art.
The dial is enlivened with cloisonné fired enamel, an ancient technique for embellishing metal. The dial design pays reverence to the psychedelic art of the 1970s, inviting wearers to reminisce to a time when idealism and love were omnipresent.
The Ode to the 70’s is the latest chapter in the company’s poetic series of watches, Ode to the Week, a set of seven tourbillons, one for each day of the week and, more recently, Ode to Spring. Each of these timepieces pairs the Manufacture’s mechanical prowess with the emotional wonder of métiers d’art.
The luminescent hour and minute hands sit above an artistic canvas enhanced with cloisonné fired enamel. Three, centrally located circlets grace the dial. One is an aperture for the flying tourbillon, the second reveals the partially exposed ratchet wheel and the third is the upper-surface of the micro-rotor. The micro-rotor features the ‘peace and love’ logo, is varnished in four colours and includes period-specific engravings.
At the heart of the Ode to the 70’s is the ‘Irreversible’ TSE 121.00. Unusually, this Manufacture movement presents the micro-rotor on the dial-side of the movement. The teeth of the ratchet wheel are partially shown and the flying tourbillon is fully disclosed. The balance wheel incorporates the Schwarz Etienne logo and features the company’s in-house hairspring, a further illustration of its impressive technical capability.
Housed in an 18-carat white gold case, measuring 44 mm in diameter, the Ode to the 70’s is supplied on a distinctive blue jeans strap. This strap is adorned with hand-painted splashes, applied by a specialist in miniature painting. The blue jeans strap features a red alligator lining and is paired with an 18-carat white gold folding buckle incorporating the Schwarz Etienne logo.
This exclusive timepiece comes in a limited edition of 23 pieces. In addition, as each dial is crafted by hand, prospective clients can augment the rarity of their timepiece by specifying the colours depicted on the face of the watch.
Collection: Special Editions
Model: Ode to the 70’s (Limited Editions – 23 pieces)
Manufactured flying tourbillon with micro rotor
“Irreversible” TSE 121.00
34 jewels, 219 components
Micro-rotor at 9 o’clock
White gold 18ct (44 mm)
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 5 ATM / 50 m
White gold 18ct dial
Grand-feu enamel featuring both cloisonné and champlevé techniques
Micro-rotor with “Peace & love” logo, varnished in four colours and “peace & love” and “ode to 70’s” engraved
Hands: Brass with rhodium treatment and Super-Luminova®
Blue jean with hand painted splashes with red alligator lining
Buckle: Folding buckle in white gold 18ct with Schwarz Etienne logo