"Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, Haute Joaillerie watch. Seen from the front
  • "Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, Haute Joaillerie watch. Seen from the front
  • "Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, Haute Joaillerie watch. Lateral View
  • "Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, High Jewelry watch. Seen from below. ETA 2671 movement, Swiss Made
  • "Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, Haute Joaillerie watch. Top View
  • "Zellige", Argentium and Lapis-lazuli watch, Haute Joaillerie watch. Seen from the front
  • "Zellige", Watch in sterling silver and Lapis-lazuli, Watch of High Jewelry. ETA 2671, Swiss Made
  • "Zellige", Watch in sterling silver and Lapis-lazuli, Watch of High Jewelry. ETA 2671, Swiss Made

Luxury Watch "Zellige"

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High Jewelry watch. This watch creation is entitled "Zellige". The interior decoration is in Argentium and Lapis-lazuli. It is inspired by a fragment of Zellige from Tlemcen in Algeria dating from the 14th century. This fragment is visible at the Louvre museum in Paris, department of Islamic Arts.

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The“ Zellige ”watch is inspired by a fragment of Zellige from Tlemcen in Algeria dating from the 14th century that can be admired at the Louvre museum in Paris.

The Art of Zellige is an endless repetition of geometric patterns and colors. It is the illustration of a fundamental precept of the Sacred Islamic Arts: "Harmony is born of unity in multiplicity" (al-wahda fil-kuthra). The hypnotic pulsation generated by these harmonious repetitions invites the believer but also the layman to meditate on the greatness and the functioning of the Universe.

Model Specificities

Decentred hour

Central second hand

4-level dial, massive Argentium silver inlay

AA grade Lapis-Lazuli carved by our workshop

42mm diameter

10,7mm thickness

Transparent back

Sapphire front and back glasses

Automatic movement

Strap with butterfly clasp

Technical characteristics of the movement

Movement ETA Caliber 2671

Diameter: 17.5mm

Height: 4.8mm 

Frequency: 4Hz  (28,800 alternations/h)

25 jewels

Running time : 38 hours

Swiss made

Techniques used

Lapis-Lazuli sculpted by our workshop

Frame produced using the lost wax casting technique. The original sculpture was executed by our workshop

We carry out in our premises sculpture, foundry, gem setting as well as polishing

Symbolic

Among the Sumerians the Lapis-Lazuli represents the sky. It was for them the "stone of stones", a stone which they venerated. This gem is also "a cosmic symbol of the starry night" in pre-Columbian America (CHGH)

Its special color "creates an aura of tenderness and sympathy around its owner" (FLAM)

Ancient Beliefs

If you find a Lapis lazuli in a dream, a situation will turn to your advantage (DERR, CANA)

If during a dream you argue with a third person about a lapis lazuli, you should not sign any contract lightly in the days following this dream (DERR, CANA)

Sources

CHGH: Jean CHEVALIER, Alain GHEERBRANDT, Dictionary of symbols, Paris, (c) R. Laffont, Collection "Bouquins", 1989

FLAM: Elie-Charles FLAMAND, Les Pierres Magiques, Paris, (c) Courrier du Livre, 1981

DERR: Denis DERRIAD, Amulettes et Talismans, Paris, (c) Solar, 1986

CANA: Pierre CANAVAGGIO, Dictionary of superstitions and popular beliefs, Paris, (c) Verviers, Marabout, 1977

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Metal
Argentium
Steel
Property
Lapis Lazuli
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Lapidary
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