Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers Paris 1784
|Material: ||White gold|
|Diameter: ||40.00 mm|
|Height: ||13.30 mm|
|W/R: ||30.00 m|
|Indexes: ||Arabic Numerals|
|Hands: ||Proprietary |
Automatic movement with day of the week in aperture, date in aperture, minutes by aperture, hours by aperture. Certified with the Hallmark of Geneva.
Thehe Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers collection was introduced at SIHH 2018. It is inspired by five historical baloon flights made in France in the 18th century. In this collection hand-engraved and micro-sculpted gold hot-air balloons are depicted against a translucent plique-à-jour enamel background, while hours, minutes, day and date are displayed to the beat of calibre 2460 G4/1. Each of the versions is a limited edition of five pieces.
Métiers d'Art Les Aérostiers reference 7610U/000G-B210 is inspired by a balloon flight made in 1784 in Paris, France. For this flight,b alloonist Blanchard had imagined a system for guiding a balloon’s trajectory. The ingenious system of wings built for this purpose can be clearly made out on the dial. While the landing took place far from the initial designated spot, the flight would inspire its developer and other balloonists in making more fruitful attempts.