Sunday, September 18, 2005

Svend Andersen The Eros

"Only Watch 2005", "Navigation Pleasure", Piece Unique
Case: 18K white gold, cushion-shaped, reversible central case, sapphire crystals. Dimensions: 46 x 42 mm. Thickness: 15 mm. Bracelet: pony hide, 18K white gold buckle. Dial: Front: Marquetry work in four types of wood, representing a compass. Back: Hand-painted erotic automaton scene with ten animated parts moving at different rythms. Movement ement:: Calibre ANDERSEN 497, manual winding, two-trains, 36-hour power reserve for the going train, two minutes for the automaton train, rhodium-plated, “fausses-cotes” decoration, 22 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator.