Skeletonisation is a difficult art when it comes to watchmaking. Whether modern or classic, the architecture of the movement thus pared down to essentials must be aesthetically pleasing and not impede reading the time. Artya successfully ventures into this field with this collection named “Shams”, the Arabic word for the sun. It is easy to see why when examining the original cut-out of this hand-wound movement. While the shape remains the same for the three variations of this collection (each issued in a 99-piece limited edition), they appear clothed in original exteriors according to the various PVD treatments applied. The steel case/black movement is accompanied by a version with steel case and 100% gold-toned movement, along with another sports a steel case and steel movement. This variety will appeal to both men and women across all generations.
Polished 316L stainless steel, 44 mm
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar /165 ft)
5N pink gold-plated or rhodiumed hands
Mechanical hand-wound, up to 52-hour power reserve