Handmade 8 days movement with mysterious «flying» tourbillon, jumping hours. Silver tree trunk, ground and branches, 100 engraved and enameled ivy leaves, two cut and engraved kingfishers made of lapis lazuli with opal and onyx parts and 18ct gold feet, lapis lazuli base. Unique piece.
From the collection Hybris Artistica. Virtually perpetual movement that draws its energy solely from variations in temperature. Lateral wooden doors (crafted from Indian rosewood and horse chestnut) featuring handmade marquetry, two enamel miniatures reproduce the paintings Spring and Autumn by Alfons Mucha.
These two manufactures have joined forces to come up with a unique creation. A 40 days movement from L’Epée 1839 is paired to a 12 melodies music box movement from Reuge. A specific melody is played for 8 seconds on each new hour or on demand.
On their transparent dial, the hours and minutes appear to be floating in a glass sphere. A palladium ring holding everything together, carries the movement mainplate which drives two superimposed sapphire discs, each bearing a hand.
Weight-driven mechanical clockwork, steel pendulum with a diameter of 40cm, steel gears with a diameter of 60cm, escapement wheel with a diameter of 49cm, load transmission by means of torque-driven springs, high-precision ball and needle bearings.