We associate a certain positive dynamism to the parabola, especially in its ascending phase.
Perpetual it is what always lasts, unending, continuing forever, that which is destined to never finish.
Nothing is static in the Quantieme Perpetual Parabolique; a continuous uninterrupted dynamism is demonstrated by the counters, located in an idyllic parabolic curve.
The counters ascend and increase in amplitude to a vertiginous crescendo.
The four counters of the complete and perpetual calendar invade the surface of the sphere with their striking character:
- The first and smallest, located in the lower left corner of the dial indicate the years passed since the previous leap year.
- The second displays the days of the week.
- The third the months of the year.
- The fourth and largest in the lower right portrays the day of the month.
The counts do not traverse 360 degrees but instead arcs of 220 degrees, since they superimpose themselves one upon the other.
Regarding the “shape”, the case belongs to the deLaCour luck and prosperity Saqra series.
In a world such as that of watch making, occasionally static for decades, tied to the same stereotyped and mechanical shapes, it seems that only the smallest variation to the stereotype is allowed.
This is particularly obvious in the design of men's timepieces.
We believe we have taken a bold step away from the rules and regulations of the norm and given birth to a vibrant and brave design.
The unique shape of the Saqra suggests an ideal squaring of the circle ; if we look closely we discover, the circle and the square, both simple geometric figures, mutually intersect the other (compenetrate) to define the now emblematic case of the SAQRA.
This strong shape, rebellious and symbolic, has been met with great acceptance across borders real and conceptual in diverse cultures.
The play of symbols and meaning of the Saqra brings forth a concept of sacredness in the West whereas to an Eastern mind, the idea of the Chakra is evoked, the wheels or centres of energy of the human body.
The first of the seven Chakras, the Muladhara, is represented by means of a circle and a square with four petals of the lotus flower.