If Schwarz-Etienne is prestigious for its creation of incredible watchmaking works of art, the brand likewise routinely delivers profoundly inventive métiers d’art watches, specifically with the Ode Series. Following the “Ode to the Week” and “ Ode to Spring” limited version sets, the most recent creation in the ‘Ode’ arrangement is enlivened by the hallucinogenic craft of the seventies.
Featuring daydreaming energetic shapes and examples, the outwardly striking dial of the Schwarz-Etienne “Ode To The Seventies” is hand-created in both cloisonné and champlevé veneer. Cloisonné is a sensitive and tedious cycle. The enameller follows the contours of the examples with fine gold wires (barely thicker than a human hair) on a gold plate. The cells made by these “cloisons” are then filled many more than one layer with polish and terminated in an oven. For champlevé, the interaction is comparative yet the cells are cut out of the dial. As each dial is made by hand, customers can customize their watch by choosing the tone scheme.
The Schwarz-Etienne “Ode To The Seventies” is controlled by the type TSE121.00 (TSE for Tourbillon Schwarz-Etienne). This enormous 30.4mm automatic development stands apart with its flying tourbillon, miniature rotor and wrench wheel obvious on the dial side.
In this occasion, the miniature rotor is designed with a vivid “harmony and love” image. The motions of the miniature rotor and the artful dance of the tourbillon add a great deal of visual profundity and dynamism to the dial. Like all Schwarz-Etienne developments, it is altogether fabricated in-house, including its pulsating heart, the equilibrium wheel (that joins the SE initials) and the hairspring. The Caliber TSE121.00 works at 3Hz and conveys 3.5 long stretches of force save on one barrel.
Fashioned out of white gold, the 44mm round case is stretched out by powerful carries, with gently ventured edges. It includes an inward bezel outlining a sapphire gem with twofold sided hostile to intelligent covering. It is pleasantly gotten done with silk completed and cleaned surfaces, while the crown is decorated with the SE logo. Turning the watch over, the back is shut by six screws and engraved with gears. A little, round opening casings the tourbillon. (note: the model imagined here is a steel prototype)
The Schwarz-Etienne “Ode To The Seventies” Flying Tourbillon is worn on a paint-splatter denim tie with red alligator lining. The collapsing lock is in white gold. The cost for this restricted version of 23 watches will be CHF 118,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.schwarz-etienne.com .