Kronos was one of the chief gods of Greek mythology, who with his hour glass personified time and with his scythe, fate. The dial of this model depicts a young woman vainly pursuing eternal youth while Kronos inexorably fulfils his mission.
A Wandering Hour display and a work of art combine in stunning fashion on the few square centimetres of the dial. Engineering has put itself at the service of art, and art at the service of philosophy.
The first watches with Wandering Hour display go back to the 19th century. This technique has been continually improved, culminating in a patented mechanism, still hold by Vincent Calabrese, that led to the creation of Kronos. The apparent simplicity of the model is inversely proportional to its mechanical complexity.
A special feature is on offer on the reverse side, affording the possibility of viewing the automatic movement through a sapphire crystal.
Stainless Steel / Glass sapphire
Open case back / Glass sapphire
ETA 2892A2 – Automatic
42 hours automatic
Only brown leather
THE BIRTH OF A MASTERPIECE
KRONOS, OR THE ENDLESS PURSUIT
Despite the young woman’s wishes, time never stops. The hour indicator jumps every 60 minutes, then wanders around the dial to mark the minutes.
The artist Shinji Himeno did Vincent Calabrese the honor of designing the dial. His work opens new horizons. Do you find it surrealist? If it cannot be categorized, it was nonetheless inspired by the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.
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