March 31 - April 3, 2022 • HEAD – Genève

Presentation

“Ars longa, vita brevis” Hippocrate.

From the outset, our vocation has been to place art at the heart of the watchmaking concept, because there is indeed a “Bridge of Arts” between mechanical watchmaking know-how and the arts and crafts.

Each chapter is written in collaboration with an artist who expresses his or her know-how, trade secrets and craft techniques, some of which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Excellence, high standards: the art of craftsmanship is once again at the centre of watchmaking creations, to the delight of collectors the world over.

Location

Contact

XAIR SAS
Espace IO
19 rue de la république
25000 Besançon
France

Videos

XRby Philippe Jacquin-Ravot – Pine Parasol

More than 40 hours of work to draw it on a 6/10ths thick paper (410g/m2),
The non-greased surface cardboard is acid-free, with an alkaline reserve, free of any optical brightener, with a natural and stable whiteness, in accordance with the ISO9706 standard.
The paint used is Schmincke and Rowney watercolour with Raphaël Kolinsky brushes n° 2/0 and 3/0.

The birth of Quetzal

This bird, sacred in the Mayan civilisation and a symbol of freedom, has a resplendent emerald and ruby coloured plumage and to give the dial these brilliant colours, Mrs Rose Saneuil has taken advantage of materials as diverse as wood, rye straw, animal parchment, lambskin, mother-of-pearl and beetle elytra with their inimitable shades: a total of 216 elements and 16 materials.