Ode au Printemps
Rose gold 5N 18 ct
Sapphire with double-sided anti-reflective treatment
5 ATM (50 m)
Manufactured tourbillon automatic "Irreversible" TSE 122.00 with micro rotor
30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)
Off-centered hours and minutes indication at 5 o'clock
Small second retrograde at 11 o'clock
Tourbillon at 1 o'clock
3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)
Gilded brass in the form of honeycomb and sub-dial in tiger's eye
Poppy-shaped micro-rotor mass wheel in fine strips of coral
Hand-engraved, hand-painted aluminium bee.
Hour turning and petit seconde (small second) rétrograde in tiger's eye
Brass with rhodium treatment and Super-Luminova®
Full skin brown alligator, hand-sewn with red alligator lining
Folding buckle in rose gold 5N 18ct with Schwarz Etienne logo
Commencing with spring time, this first edition of “Odes aux Saisons”, explores the fascinating world of bees. These insects are celebrated in each of the three expertly-crafted and unique timepieces. The association is not purely accidental. Bees, closely associated to literature and philosophy, are represented in the coat of arms of the Swiss city where Schwarz Etienne resides - La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The first element of this collection is the Tourbillon Petite Seconde Rétrograde (PSR).
Since its launch at Baselworld 2017, this creation has been revisited and reinterpreted by its master creators, who have worked tirelessly to carve the environment of the insect it honours. The dial has been reconfigured to resemble a honeycomb, the micro-rotor dressed with a poppy crafted in fine strips of coral and it comes adorned, naturally, with a hand painted bee.
Maintaining its pledge to provide only the finest stones on its timepieces, Schwarz Etienne integrates a tiger’s eye on the hour and seconds counter. A fine gemstone famed for its protective values, the tiger’s eye is revered for its soothing honey-brown tone which plays against the transparency of the hour discs and the Petite Seconde Rétrograde.
30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)
Main plate : fine sandblasted
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Complication bridges: étirage finish, hand bevelling and satin finishing
Tourbillon cage: Fold locked and circular graining
Retrograde lift : étirage finish, hand bevelling and satin finishing
Micro-rotor: hand bevelling and micro-blasting
Côtes de Genève