The latest ladies’ model from ArtyA features a number of stunning visual effects and offers further proof that Yvan Arpa is never short of inspiration. The steel case is set with 725 diamonds totalling a radiant 3 carats. This meticulous jewellery work is done in Geneva. Nonetheless, the real show-stopper is the dial crafted in a noble material from Essaouira, Morocco – murex, a shell from which its rare purple mother-of-pearl is extracted. Whether in ancient times when the Phoenicians used it to dye luxurious fabrics or today on ArtyA dials, purple is the exclusive preserve of a fortunate few. And as if that were not enough, it is associated here with gold leaf in this striking encounter between exceptional rarity and refined elegance.
Stainless steel, set with 725 VVSI diamonds (3 cts)
Water-resistant to 50 m /5 ATM
Purple murex and gold leaf
Hours, minutes and seconds
Black satin with pin buckle