The Kelpcys by Cyrus is a phenomenal watch distinguished by its historical inspiration as well as by its design and its patented functions. Its DNA stems on the one hand from the feats of Cyrus the Great 2.5000 years ago; while its technical performances result from the expertise of Jean-François Mojon, who was awarded the Best Watchmaker prize at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix 2010. Its geometrical contrasts highlight the original association of various functions in an extremely original way : the linear retrograde hour display appears along a mobile axis (yellow by day and blue by night) opposite the semi-circular retrograde date indication, with three-dimensional rotating tens, which overlooks a golden spherical moon featuring phases represented by the progressive rise of a black “cover”. This exclusive patented self-winding movement comprises 456 parts. Issued in limited series of 33 in 2011, this model celebrates the taking of Babylon by Cyrus through the Kelpcys 1’000’000 Conquest, a unique model set with 84 baguette-cut diamonds, all originating from one single stone (20 carats before cutting, 5.78 carats after the invisible setting process). As depicted in the reproduction on the back of the watch of some of humankind’s first ever coins (minted under the reign of Cyrus), the Achaemanid lion overcomes the Babylonian bull. Third millennium collectors can rest assured that watchmakers still have plenty of good stories left to tell.