The Papillion d’Or has been created to celebrate Andreas Strehler’s 20th anniversary as an independent watchmaker.
Like a butterfly
Papillon is the French name for butterfly, an insect belonging to the order Lepodoptera. A butterfly is light and delicate. But, as it has been around for over 40 million years, it is a very intelligently designed organism.
Like the Papillon d’Or: A large solid gold bridge in the form of a butterfly holds the superbly finished gear train with its two transparent sapphire crystal gear wheels supports the white fired silver dial ring. Delicate yet sturdy.
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For his eight’s movement to appear in a watch bearing his name, (for other brands, he has designed and constructed many more), Andreas Strehler has designed a watch limited to eight pieces.
The indication of the watch is reduced to the two basic indications of hours and minutes, but with a twist.
The hours are indicated by a black rotating disk, black like the eight ball in the eponymous pool billiards game. This hour disk, finished in wire-cut, turns around a small disk displaying the typical Andreas Strehler butterfly logo.
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