Collection 2017/2018

MOSAÏQUE 

An aesthete's watch in an extremely limited edition!

Made entirely in Geneva, the MOSAÏQUE by Barbier-Mueller timepiece pays homage to fine Genevan watchmaking and to the decorative arts. The entire piece, from the dial to the rose gold case, features a subtle cloisonné motif that evokes the art of mosaics, which dates from the end of the fourth century B.C.

In a reference to the pocket watch, the back has a cover that is similarly decorated. When opened, it reveals its heart - a mechanical gold movement designed by the Genevan manufacture FPJourne -Invenit&Fecit-, thus definitively confirming the horological legitimacy of this exclusive series.

Several hundreds of hours of work were necessary for the stones setting and the realisation of this aesthetically complex piece. The case sides, the dial, and the case back are very subtly adorned with a mosaic motif made up of brick-coloured, black, white, and green jasper.

Rose gold case (5N) – 50gr – 41 mm diameter – thickness: 8.5mm in the centre.

Rose gold deployant clasp – engraving of the Sphinx logo on the ardillon. 

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An exclusive F.P.Journe refine mechanism 

It is in the only factory in the center of Geneva - F.P.Journe - that the mechanical heart of MOSAIC is created in a limited series per year. An exception to the rule of the creator watchmaker who, to date, has never agreed to make available his movements for a watch that did not bear his name! Knowing the requirements and difficulties of manufacturing the piece MOSAÏQUE, he supports this project devoted to staging the decorative arts and the Geneva watch tradition. Convinced by the approach of such initiative, he decided to welcome the watchmaking creations Barbier-Mueller Geneva in the shops of the house F.P.Journe.

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"A project that deserves exception" F.P.Journe

 

18 ct rose gold mechanical movement: FPJourne - calibre 1304. Central hour and minute indications – rose gold hands. Manual winding – Power reserve of the time train: 56 hours + -2h

22 jewels – total diameter of the movement: 30.40mm – Chronometric balance with 4 weights Flat Anachron micro flamed spring - mobile stud holder – without index – straight line lever escapement, 15 teeth - 2 position winding crown. Frequency: Inertia - Angle of lift: Amplitude: 21,600 Alt / h, (3Hz) 10.10 mg x cm2 52° 0h dial up: > 320° 24h dial up: > 280°. Principal characteristics: Manual winding - 2 barrels in parallel – time adjustment in position 2. Decoration: High quality Partly circular grained and barleycorn guilloché plate – Polished screw heads, chamfered slots - Pegs with polished, rounded ends. 3-year warranty.

 

A unique box

The MOSAÏQUE is presented in a refined case also realized in Geneva by the workshops Joel Bouchet. A soft beige leather interior caresses the MOSAÏQUE. The cabinet has an exclusive marquetry work for each of the ten pieces of the MOSAÏQUE collection. The lid is made of Poirier wood, amboine loupe and various tones of speckled maple. The watch is accompanied by two brown and black crocodile straps

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Every gesture is at the service of excellence.