Supporting the 9th edition of the famous Only Watch auction, ARTYA created a one-of-a-kind Son of Sound Guitar watch. This unique version of the ArtyA Guitar Watch is fully handcrafted in collaboration with John McLaughlin, the legendary guitarist.
Blandenier, a Geneva-based workshop, has agreed to join this charitable project by producing this unique dial inspired by the most mythical album of the guitarist. 110 hours of hand painting work later, these bright colours and hypnotic patterns constitute a dazzling miniature painting.
Under this realization, ArtyA avant-gardist chronograph movement is activated with push buttons representing guitar keys.
John McLaughlin matched the ArtyA Masterpiece with his personal guitar, built by world-renowned luthier Paul Reed Smith, the Stradivari of guitar making. Certain guitars built by Paul are considered works of art and have been bought by collectors worldwide.
The artwork on the watch face and the guitar was created by Marq Spusta, a San Francisco based artist whose art is collected worldwide and featured on numerous record albums and posters.
The winner of this unique ArtyA watch & Guitar will have the possibility to meet John McLaughlin and the opportunity to visit the impressive workshops of Blandenier and/or ArtyA.
Model: Son of Sound Guitar John Mc Laughlin Unique Edition for Only Watch 2021
Steel 316L DLC blackened and 18k Gold. The case, a revolutionary iconic patented shape is exhibited in museums across the world as an emblematic timeless design. The 4 active pushers inspired by guitar « tuning pegs » have the following functions: start/stop (chronograph), reset (chronograph), hours change, date change. Signature of John McLaughlin engraved on the case back. Triple anti-reflective treatment of the sapphire crystal.
Dimensions: l 37 mm x L 49 mm x H 15 mm
Fully hand painted in the colours of the mythical album of John McLaughlin, a masterpiece crafted in the Geneva workshops of Blandenier. It required no less than 110 hours of an incredible artistic work made by hand. It is also the first ArtyA Guitar dial to accommodate 6 Gold strings and f holes.
ArtyA Woodstock Swiss high-end automatic movement
Sliding hour, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Power reserve: 50 h