The Mosaïque by Barbier-Mueller is among the 40 fascinating watches which might be going to be auctioned off for charity on the upcoming Only Watch 2017 occasion, a timepiece that manages to face out of a crowd as a result of easy proven fact that it bears the title of a outstanding household in Geneva, well-known for their eponymous museum of tribal and primitive artwork.
The Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva shows a world class assortment of over 7,000 objects, amongst which you possibly can additionally discover the masks with which Vacheron Constantin created the miniatures discovered on the fantastic Metiers d’Artwork Les Masques quartet.
However, Stéphane Barbier-Mueller is an achieved collector, significantly of historic European cash, in addition to very particular F.P. Journe wrist watches – the supply of inspiration for this ravishing watch.
Mosaïque is definitely an F.P. Journe timepiece, based mostly on the Chronometre Souverain, with the identical spectacular hand-wound cal. 1304 discovered contained in the Chronometre Souverain and now housed inside a singular 41 mm case. Inspired by Japanese mosaics, the case is tiled with 4 colours of jasper – purple, black, white and inexperienced – on its sides, again and even the highest of the crown.
The gold floor of the case has been engraved with over 130 stone inlays and the particular mosaic dial, or the strong gold hour and minute arms can’t be ignored both. Initially conceived as a restricted version of 10 watches, only two examples of Mosaïque had been produced so far, which is why the Mosaïque carries an estimate of $115,000 to $208,000 – we’ll discover out for a way a lot it can promote on November 11th, 2017.