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ArtyA - NanoSapphire Bicolor

ArtyA NanoSapphire Bicolor

This innovative world first is available in several iconic collections of the brand

ArtyA is the specialist in high quality watch cases made entirely of sapphire. This know-how is used in the brand's main collections such as Son of Earth, Son of Gears, Son of Sea, Son of a Gun and high complications. After years of research and development, ArtyA is proud to present a new world first: NanoSapphire cases that are entirely two-tone in the mass ! 

NanoSapphire Bicolor

Nanosaphir Bicolore © ArtyA

To achieve this ArtyA has used a high temperature multi-component combination of two main oxides - SiO2 and Al2O3. These oxides are key components of most natural gemstones. A temperature of 1700°C (compared to 700°C for glass) is required to synthesize this material. ArtyA was able to adapt this technology to create an extremely hard and difficult to machine homogeneous material specifically optimized for watchmaking and thus became since 2017 the first company in the world to use it in a watch case in addition to our pure sapphire collections. 

NanoSapphire Bicolor

Nanosaphir Bicolore © ArtyA

NanoSapphire has an incredible hardness, 7 on the Mohs scale, which is much higher than glass (5 on the Mohs scale), this guarantees the durability of this beautiful material that plays with light. Available in 39 , 41 and 46 mm.

 

NanoSaphir Bicolore

Nanosaphir Bicolore © ArtyA

Son of Earth

These watches don’t simply reproduce the design, style and colour of a butterfly. Under the strict control of the relevant authorities, and with their full consent, artist D. Arpa-Cirpka successfully incorporated genuine butterfly wings, tobacco leaves, natural pigments, gold leaves, and many other naturals elements into the dial to create ever more unique art pieces. All of ArtyA’s DNA is distilled in these timepieces: unique, tailor-made watches that are highly creative – and completely unprecedented in the field of watchmaking. Today we are proud to present them with this new two-tone case in Nanosapphire to make it even more exclusive.

NanoSapphire Bicolor World Premiere

NanoSapphire Bicolor © ArtyA

Son of Gears

The aim of a skeleton is to reveal the movement, workings and mechanical beauty in all their glory. Once again, ArtyA reconciles extremes and opens up a new creative path, combining a movement clad in the absolute minimum with all the warmth of a life-giving heavenly body.

NanoSapphire Bicolor World Premiere

NanoSapphire Bicolor © ArtyA

This collection comes with the brand's new skeletonized movement: the Spark. It is a tribute to ArtyA's iconic Shams movement. The Spark is based on a historic 60's caliber that was originally domed but has been completely skeletonized and modernized to improve reliability and offer a small skeletonized movement. 

Complications

From the Minute Repeater to the Perpetual Calendar, including tourbillon chronos and regulators equipped with a minute repeater and a dual-axis tourbillon. ArtyA explores all the axis of high complications but to honor this world premiere, there is nothing like our latest creation, the Purity Tiny Tourbillon, a concentrate of technologies that is still unique in the world, with its double barrel 4 Hz tourbillon movement inspired by its big sister, the Purity Tourbillon 46mm.

NanoSapphire Bicolor World Premiere

NanoSapphire Bicolor © ArtyA

 

 

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ArtyA is an independent brand that encapsulates the creativity and free spirit of its founder Yvan Arpa. Complicated, atypical, sometimes rebellious, always innovative, ArtyA’s horological style has proved to be a pillar of Geneva’s creative watchmaking scene for over a decade now.

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