– a living organism
The Papillon represents Andreas Strehler’s own interpretation of an emotional watch movement. The aim was to create a movement that was a living organism.
When seeing the Papillon for the first time, besides the bridge in the form of a butterfly, one particularly notices the large central gear wheel. Upon closer inspection of the gear train, one notices further that there are only two gear wheels whose movement is barely visible. A seconds-wheel with its fast revolution is completely missing.
When implementing his design ideas, Andreas Stehler not only wanted to create a movement like a natural, living organism. By omitting the “hectic” second and the reduction to only two wheels, the movement has an even more delicate aspect.
The relatively low frequency of only 18’000 A/h is the classical frequency for watches and was chosen by Andreas Strehler in line with his idea of a steady, quiet and organic watch.
Andreas Strehler sees his movements not as cold, technical machines but as living organisms whose elegance
- MOVEMENT: Mechanical, manual
- DISPLAY: Mysterious hours and minutes displayed by the gears themselves
- POWER RESERVE: 78 hours,
- SIZE: Tonneau shape: 32.00 x 30.00 mm, thickness 6.9 mm
- FREQUENCY: 2.5Hz / 18,000 A/h
- JEWELS: 19
- CASE: Material: palladium white gold 88g
- DIMENSION: Width 41 mm, overall length 47.20 mm, height 10 mm
- DIAL: 2 toothed sapphire wheels, for hours and minutes
- STRAP: Black alligator with tang buckle in white gold