A symbol of power, the falcon lends its majesty to the dial of this limited edition that flaunts the rare and complex technique of wood marquetry. To produce the regal bird in all its rich detail, the marquetry artist cut out and assembled 168 tiny pieces of wood and 200 inlays, some of which were barely visible to the naked eye. Realising the harmonious colour scheme and the portrait’s vitality required 20 species
of wood in different shades, textures and veining. These included several varieties of maple, burr walnut, grey poplar and more. The bezel on the Ref. 5177G-024 Falcon Head is adorned with the hobnail pattern that has made cult watches out of some Calatrava models.
A white gold case houses the calibre 240 ultra-thin self-winding movement, which can be seen through the exhibition caseback.