Friday, March 26, 2010

ArtyA Coprolite Watch

Here is something that you don't see very often. In fact I believe most of us will probably never get to see this watch. The watch is called the ArtyA Coprolite watch. It is the brainchild of Yvan Arpa. For those unfamiliar with Yvan Arpa, he is the guy behind the watches from Romain Jerome. Yes the watches with moon dust and metal salvaged from the Titanic.

Anyway this is the watch he has revealed in the recently concluded Basel 2010. So what is the deal with the watch? Well Coprolite is also known as 'dinosaur dung'. Yes, dino dung. The Coprolite used is over 100 million years old. According to Yvan Arpa, he likes to turn non-noble material into noble material.

The Coprolite used to make dial of the watch is the excrement originated from a herbivore. The exact type of dinosaur it is from is still being investigated. There is at the moment 1 piece of the watch and it will retail for USD 11,265. The watch looks rugged and comes with American Cane Toad Skin strap.

The basic specifications:

Case: 316L stainless steel or bronze, display back
Crystal: sapphire
Movement: automatic mechanical movement, 25 jewels, 28,800 A/h
Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Water resistant: 3 ATM

The watch.

A closer view of the special dial.

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