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The Flying Apsaras

Case material
Pink gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Water resistance
30 m
Size
ø 42 mm
Thickness
13 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 40 h, 21600 variations / hours
Functions
Automaton, Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon
Year
2014
Collection
L’Apsaras Volant / 100-pieces limited series
Price excl.VAT
22'000 CHF
Description

 
 
The Mogao Caves are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as one of the Ten Wonders of China. Amongst all the Buddhistic picture in Mogao Caves, the Flying Apsaras is the combination of Gandharvas, the god of heaven songs who is good at chanting, and Kinnara, the god of heaven music who is good at dancing. She is a culture complex evolved in the Chinese culture, the western culture and the Indian culture. The Flying Apsaras is bare without wings and feather, nor does she have halo. She takes the aid of cloud but does not rely on it. She hovers beyond the sky using her swaying sleeves and waving ribbons. She is reckoned as one of the most genius creation of Chinese artists and also a miracle in the world’s art history.
 
1.Presenting classic Chinese culture
 
Acquiring the figure of The Flying Apsaras in this watch’s design is to embrace this profound mysterious art miracle of the world and the ladies’ fantasy to fly in the sky like the The Flying Apsaras.
 
2. Pure and explicit art expression
 
In the past, artistic design and time expression with hands were congested into the limited space of a watch. The hands were often crowded into a narrow spot or into a corner aside from the center. This watch departs from the old style of static miniature engraving or inlaid composition in dial design and hand design, and unites the art expression and time reading in one using a unique gear train design and an exquisitely engraved hand in the shape of The Flying Apsaras. The two ends of The Flying Apsaras indicate the hour and minutes.
 
3. Vivid art interpretation
 
As time flies, The Flying Apsaras flies in the watch. It brings life to the legend of ancient religious myth, and presents an exceptional lifelike visual art masterpiece.