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MOVEMENT: MECHANICAL MANUAL WINDING SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON, SWISS MADE. CALIBER GG01
AUTONOMY: 80H 0/-3H
FUNCTIONS: HOURS, MINUTES
DECORATION: COMPASS ROSE, 161 COMPONENTS, 17 JEWELS
DIAL: SKELETONIZED, WHITE DECORATIONS
WATERPROOF: UP TO 3ATM
GLASS: SAPPHIRE, ANTI-REFLECTION COATING
STRAP: WHITE ALLIGATOR, BUTTERFLY BUCKLE.
Ars e Téchnē
In Greek culture, the word Téchnē signified technologies and the knowledge of man necessary to create “artwork”. The greater the knowledge and the governing of matter, the freer men were to put into practice their ideas, visions, and images.
Téchnē also referred to the artisan’s capacity to govern the elements in order to create “artwork”. The knowledge of technology made men free and allowed them to fuse metals, work stone, select breeds and seeds, govern water, investigate the secrets of the world, discover the laws of physics and chemistry, and attempt to reveal the mysteries of life.
This desire to never stop researching, creating, inventing is present in all human activities and is expressed with major evidence in the things that are closest to us, in the things that light up our desire. The wonder aroused by “artwork” is the evident synthesis between technological knowledge that reaches an extreme point of mechanical miniaturization, and the will to create “space”, “transparency”, and “immateriality”. It is indeed the true metaphor of the concept of time that attempts to escape the standards of “measure” to return to the freedom of flowing.
GaGà Milano stemmed from my passion for collecting pocket-watches. Drawing inspiration from my Leonardesque desire to bring together art and technology, I transformed my vocation in an important research project. The synthesis between design and technology is expressed in the new Quirky Tourbillom, that interprets the essence of these values, in the DaVinci spirit of reaching the peak of “Art and Beauty” through the study and application of “technology”.
QUIRKY: THE ECCENTRIC TOURBILLON
GaGà Milano, Italian brand founded in 2004, presents in preview its most ambitious project at Baselworld 2014, the International Jewellery and Watch Show.
Renowned to the public for its infinite creativity, use of colours and natural elegance, for its first anniversary, ten years, GaGà Milano challenges the concept of watchmaking complexity by presenting Quirky Tourbillon.
Created from the collaboration with Hysek, based in Switzerland, one of the most significant watchmaking companies, Quirky Tourbillon boasts a tourbillon, manually-wound movement, produced in limited edition (20 units).
Even though it represents one of the most prestigious watchmaking complexities, GaGà Milano does not lose its identity: the colours and shades play on the see through faces, proposed in four models that give the watch an ironic and... eccentric aspect.
The big titanium case (47mm) guards the chronometric second hand at 12, trademark of GaGà Milano, which rotates clock wise endlessly, thus preserving the movement’s deterioration.
An elegant alligator skin strap, in the same nuance as the faces, or one in techno leather for a sportier model, give a finishing touch to the Quirky Tourbillon.
With the new Tourbillon, GaGà Milano makes its name known as a solid reality, able to join the creativity typical of the fashion world to the extraordinary technical ability of the watchmaking world.