The Swiss horological company Artya has surprised its ardent admirers by launching its “frightening” Halloween Special collection, which embraces a Mask of Evil watch and a Spider watch.
Encapsulating the very idea of exception, the new Artya watches illustrate an original concept that was born in the creative mind of Yvan Arpa.
These unique timepieces are instantly identifiable due to blood, skulls, and screaming faces, artfully presented on their dials.
The display of the Spider watch comprises a corpse of a real spider.
A true work of art, each dial is embellished by hand, utilizing 17 specific artistic techniques. They include collage, application of dyes and pigments as well as forging.
The hours and minutes are indicated by charismatically designed centralized hands. They are supported by a slim seconds hand.
Each timepiece from the Halloween Special collection employs a powerful case, rendered in stainless steel grade 316.
Engraved, moulded and put through a series of severe batterings, it boasts a satin-finished or a black PVD-treated surface. The water-resistance of the model is assured down to 50 meters.
Inside the brand’s novelties - the Mask of Evil watch and the Spider watch - are beating self-winding mechanical movements, entirely executed in the company’s workshops.
Each mechanism runs at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Each of the new Artya watches is accompanied by a hand-sewn strap. It is produced from high-tech rubber, coupled with a processed “Alzavel waterproof” calfskin or with a “Crazy frog” tanned toad skin.
The Halloween Special line is granted a 24-month warranty.