Luxury Watch "Zellige"
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.
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.
Central second hand
4-level dial, massive Argentium silver inlay
AA grade Lapis-Lazuli carved by our workshop
Sapphire front and back glasses
Strap with butterfly clasp
Technical characteristics of the movement
Movement ETA Caliber 2671
Frequency: 4Hz (28,800 alternations/h)
Running time : 38 hours
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
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)
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)
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