Sculptor and painter EDOUARD MARCEL SANDOZ is the founder of the SANDOZ FAMILY FOUNDATION, which was founded in 1964. Deep connection with Parmigiani watchmaking factory.
Edward Marcel Santos, a unique sculptor, whose talent and inspiration are not limited to the sculpting of human forms, animals are also one of his favorite subjects. Santos loves science and nature. His range of materials is extremely wide. Wood and stones can be his sculpting carriers. He also uses clay molds to make the most exquisite shiny bronze-coated works. His works are full of tension and multi-facetedness. Even in miniature works, each piece is a unique interpretation of the three-dimensional sense of sculpture and the realism of objects. No artist is unique in his technique. The materials in his hands are treated tenderly, as if given life, and the subject matter of his creation is also all-encompassing. In those exquisite works of Santos, the power of nature is vividly revealed.
Parmigiani wanted to pay his sincere respect to this outstanding artist. Parmigiani draws on the brand’s own source of inspiration to design and manufacture a masterpiece of craftsmanship and skill. This extraordinary piece contains four complex mechanical clockwork: minute repeater, chronograph, tourbillon and perpetual calendar. Exploration of the spirit of innovation, dedication to quality, and respect for tradition-these are the values shared by Parmigiani and Edward Marcel Santos.
With the theme of ‘LES CARPES DE SANDOZ’s Koi’, Parmigiani once again esteemed the same with the TORIC TECNICA CARPE watch.
Master watchmaking craftsmanship demonstrates rich traditional handicraft skills, creating stunning watch decoration effects, injecting extraordinary vitality into the watch. The lucky collector who owns this watch is fortunate. On the watch, many traditional handicrafts are condensed. The beautiful blue lake surface is fascinating at first sight. The vivid patterns embody the talents of many craftsmen, and the beauty of details touches the heart of the watch owner.
The engraver was the first craftsman in the entire process. The material is processed, cut and modeled first to breathe life into the work and sculpt a texture that reflects the enamel luster from all directions. It was in the hands of the sculptor that the lines, radians, details, leaf veins, and scales gradually became clear, and the finally carved koi and money grass appeared alive, as if trembling slightly in the water. Next comes the work of the enamelist. The enamelist is responsible for color application, and the presentation of various shades, including transparent shades, is exquisite, like a living creature. This deep, three-dimensional, and harmonious color effect benefits from the ‘grand feu’ enamel.
This kind of decoration process applied to the dial is extremely difficult, but it has excellent tolerance. The lake on the dial of ‘LES CARPES DE SANDOZ’ is not painted, but the effect of the dial being painted and fired several times. The dial painted with enamel materials such as oxide is put into a furnace and fired at a high temperature of 800 to 900 ° C for many times, so that the patterns and colors are clearly displayed. Each firing will produce a different layer, the resulting depth effect makes the dial gradually viable and three-dimensional. Only the ‘Big Fire’ enamel can produce such an exquisite and elegant decoration with a long history.
The gold carp is hand-carved and inlaid. It pays tribute to Edward Marcel Santos. Shiny scales and nearly transparent fins make koi savory. Underwater, koi swims gracefully among the money grasses. The money grasses are expressed in a surreal way. The delicate leaf veins cleverly capture the light and reflect the dazzling light.
Inheriting the tradition of ‘high-level clocks’, the specially designed and manufactured hinged double case back is engraved and enameled to decorate the elegant money grass pattern with geometric lines. Three drops of green enamel build the image of money grass, and each vein creates a deep three-dimensional sense under the mapping of light; and the blue lake is composed of two drops of enamel, and the two are compared, making the surface of money grass The vivid convex effect also complements the color of the dial. This technique is the ultimate interpretation of the most exquisite craftsmanship. The hand-crafted white gold base glitters and adds to the decoration of the case back. For the most harmonious decorative effect, the lugs and buckle are also engraved with the money grass pattern. The difference is that enamel is not applied in these two places, and the white gold engraving injects masculinity into this watch with its natural luster.
Under the caseback of the money leaf and koi pattern, a mechanical movement carrying four complex devices is hidden, revealing the essence of Parmigiani’s watchmaking skills: three questions, tourbillon, perpetual calendar and chronograph . This extraordinary movement is also modified at the “high-end watch” level: all the bridges are hand-chamfered. In order to carry out the exquisite style to the end, the Banqiao is also engraved with the money grass pattern, which contrasts with the charming and charming green money grass on the dial.
Movement: 13 ” ‘French movement, with a diameter of 29.90 mm and a thickness of 9.35 mm. It is composed of not less than 586 parts and 47 gems. Driven by a barrel, the power reserve is 40 hours. Escapement vibration frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour). Hour and minute indication. In terms of timing function, a 30-minute counter is set, which is concentric with the day indicator, and the large central hand indicates the timing with ¹⁄³ second accuracy.
Perpetual calendar: The day of the week, date, and month dial are located at 3 o’clock, 12 o’clock, and 9 o’clock, respectively. The month dial at 9 o’clock also integrates the function of indicating the average year and the leap year (the numbers 1, 2, and 3 indicate ordinary years, and the number 4 indicates leap years) .
Minute repeater function: two cathedral bell sound springs for hour, quarter and minute. Different from the traditional way of triggering the minute repeater by the side lever, the starting device of the minute repeater is hidden directly below the bezel—a knurled decorative ring, just turn the bezel a quarter of a turn clockwise, ie The minute repeater function of the watch can be elegantly activated.
TORIC TECNICA CHRONO PFH435-1207001-HA3141
Movement number: PF352
Winding: manual minute repeater, tourbillon, timer and perpetual calendar. Hours, quarters and minutes are signaled by two cathedral bell sound springs.
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz-21,600 vibrations / hour
Dimensions: 13 ” ‘-29.90 mm diameter
Thickness: 9.35 mm
Number of parts: 586
Number of jewels: 47
Number of barrels: 1
Decoration: The main plywood is chamfered with Itabashi, Itabashi is carved by hand
1/3 Second Chronograph-Large Second Hand, 30 Minute Chronometer
Rotating bezel triggers minute repeater function
Shape: ‘Four-segment’ round case
Thickness: 16.82 mm
Material: 18K white gold
Water resistance: 10 meters
Table mirror: anti-glare sapphire
Crown: 7 mm diameter
Case back: double case back with engraving and enamel decoration
Case back cover engraving: individually numbered and ‘MODELE UNIQUE’
Dial adorned with gold carved carp in ramolayé technique
Material: 18K white gold
Time scale: 摹
Finishing: hand-engraved with translucent enamel
Material: Crocodile skin
Type: Pin type