Tree of Life
Case : 18K yellow gold, set with 540 emeralds (5 carats, including lugs and crown between 1 and 2 o’clock, sapphire crystal caseback, water-resistant to 50m Diameter : 42 mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (Caliber KRB-03, 120h power reserve), twin barrels Functions : hours, minutes Dial : solid yellow gold with bas-relief engraving, enameled base with Kerbedanz glazing, set with 8 diamonds (0.10cts) Strap : alligator leather, personalized 18K gold double folding clasp 41-piece numbered limited edition
Almost ten years after its founder began imagining the universe for his brand, Kerbedanz continues exploring artistic crafts around one of-a-kind watches or small series of Haute Horlogerie – or Haute Joaillerie as in this instance – models inspired by nature and symbolic themes. In the Tree of Life set with 540 emeralds, the Manufacture movement visible through the sapphire crystal caseback is necessarily automatic. For its creators, this universal symbol of eternal life unites heaven and earth in a spiritual union epitomizing growth : its branches reach towards the skies and its roots plunge deep into the earth. The original design of its dial features the trunk and branches of this tree depicted through a bas-relief sculpture in solid yellow gold, dotted with enamel foliage featuring a Kerbedanz glaze. Like the movement, the entire timepiece is developed, crafted, hand-set and decorated by these incredible gardeners of the 12th Art.