Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - TIMEPIECES -

In­spired by the vi­sion of a but­ter­fly posed on a cherry blos­som, Ollivier Savelli’s aim was to trans­port the ob­server to a beau­ti­ful garden through these two sym­bols of ephemeral el­e­gance, the Ra­di­ant Swal­low­tail and the Cherry Blos­som tree. Ollivier stud­ied over thirty dif­fer­ent but­ter­flies be­fore se­lect­ing the most spec­tac­u­lar to im­mor­talise in this unique and fas­ci­nat­ing watch. The “Papilio Lorquini­anus”, also known as Sea Green Swal­low­tail but­ter­fly, is found in In­done­sia,

Java, Bor­neo and Su­ma­tra. It is nor­mally metal­lic black and aqua­ma­rine but trans­forms into a rain­bow of colours when the light bounces off its wings as they flut­ter gen­tly in a breeze. Each watch is a three di­men­sional panorama, dis­play­ing the in­te­rior from all an­gles. The sap­phire glass case has been de­vel­oped to al­low nat­u­ral light to shine from all an­gles on the watch mech­a­nism. The curves in the glass avoid dis­tor­tion yet re­tain an in­cred­i­ble de­gree of lu­mi­nos­ity and trans­parency. This unique work of art takes two months to com­plete not in­clud­ing the de­sign and re­search. It uses a fine Swiss Quartz move­ment and is also avail­able with a Swiss me­chan­i­cal move­ment ac­cord­ing to the client's pref­er­ence.

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