SICIS O’Clock will be taking part in Belles Montres with its watches in micro- and nano-mosaics, theInternational Prestige Watch Fairto be held in Paris from 29 November to 1 December 2013. At the Carrousel du Louvre, in 99 Rue de Rivoli, Belles Montres will be celebrating the seventh edition of an exclusive event dedicated to fine watchmaking which represents the third most important event for collectors and specialised journalists.
The SICIS O’Clock watches – produced in Ravenna, capital of the Roman Empire from the fifth to the seventh century AD and the undisputed world capital of mosaics of all time, with eight mosaic sites granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status – recall the art that the Roman mosaic masters; an art that is still considered today a sort of ‘eternal painting’.
The SICIS O’Clock timepieces feature a thousand shades of colour and a three-dimensionality that only the expertly crafted art of micro- and nano-mosaics can achieve. The mosaic masters of SICIS O’Clock create tiny rods of gold and Venetian enamel, obtained by melting 9 different base colours at 1,200 degrees, producing infinite combinations of colours and shades. It takes the masters dozens of hours to complete a nano-mosaic dial. They set each nano-tessera, made entirely by hand, in the watch dial individually, following the designs with their naked eye and creating unique and unrepeatable works of art.
This edition of the fair will introduce an absolute first: a skilled nano-mosaic artist will be present at the SICIS O’Clock stand, who, tessera after tessera and for the entire duration of Belles Montres, will create a SICIS O’Clock dial, allowing visitors to admire the SICIS “savoir-faire” and the painstaking and inimitable nano-mosaic technique first hand. Because every SICIS O’Clock watch is a unique luxury item, destined to stand the test of time.
Salon International de l’horlogerie de prestige
29 November – 1 December 2013, 10:00 -19:00
Carrousel du Louvre, stand 35
99, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris