hen it comes to drama and visual intricacy, perhaps no other complication can match the tourbillon escapement, especially when paired with a skeletonized movement. The added spectacle of a sapphire case can bring such a design into true horological shock-and-awe territory, and for its latest release boutique haute horlogerie brand ArtyA has achieved exactly that. With airy, dramatic bridges that take the form of concentric rings, this new ArtyA design makes striking use of negative space to keep visual focus squarely on its oversized in-house tourbillon. Newly nominated for the 2021 Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève in the hotly contested Tourbillon category, the new ArtyA Purity Tourbillon delivers one of the most thoughtful and minimal skeleton tourbillon presentations from a boutique brand in recent memory.
September 19, 2021 by Sean Lorentzen