Artya : Cigar rings

Cohiba, Cuaba, Montecristo, Trinidad or Vegas Robaina ? No need for a humidifier to appreciate the new Artya Tobacco theme, which now personalizes the dials of the unique pieces of this line with cigar leaves, enabling any amateur to adorn his timepiece with the leaves of his favorite cigars. “We conducted a lot of tests which now enable us to gurantee that the Tobacco watch will age as well as its owner’s timeless passion” said brand founder Yvan Arpa, who admits he had to stabilize the material in order to make it as lively and expressive as possible, while ensuring its perfect durability. Another innovation graces the presentation box of this concentrated blend of unadulterated pleasure, in the form of inserts made of Artyor (an exclusive alloy) whose gold and bronze tones reflect the warmth of the (literally!) smoky dial. In a final ‘exotic’ nod, beating beneath the leaves of Brazilian, Cuban or Indian origin is a self-winding movement made in… Switzerland. Also custom-made, the Italian hand-sewn leather strap reflects the color tones of this new expression of unconventional watchmaking.



Case : brushed and polished stainless steel, engraved solid caseback, Artyor inserts, water-resistant to 30m Diameter : 42, 43 or 44mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber A82, 48h power reserve) Functions : hours, minutes, seconds Dial : real stabilized tobacco leaves Bracelet : custom-made hand-sewn leather, pin buckle

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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