Technical function meets perfectly shaped individuality. An extraordinary collaboration between Erwin Sattler and Jan Frydrych.
Perfectly designed glass body
designed by the Czech artist Jan Frydrych
Cardanically suspended movement
15-day precision movement
World time display
Power reserve indicator
Technical function meets perfectly shaped individuality An extraordinary collaboration between Erwin Sattler and Jan Frydrych. The Czech artist Jan Frydrych is known for his perfectly formed glass objects, which have become highly valued by both collectors and lovers of his work around the globe. The body of this newly designed individual piece, weighing around 50 kg, is made entirely of top-quality optical glass – incidentally of the same type used in the Hubble Space Telescope. As you would expect, this "time sculpture" has been made entirely by hand; polishing the surfaces alone took 160 hours. To finish it completely it takes 500 hours. Taking pride of place embedded in this flawless, gleaming sculpture is a marine clock with a world time display and power reserve indicator, created by the clock manufacturer Erwin Sattler, based in Gräfelfing. The cardanic suspension of the movement, which has been designed entirely from scratch, enables it to rotate by a full 360°. The concept behind this extremely challenging mechanism is to ensure that the movement can always return to its horizontal position, in spite of any disruption from its surroundings – this is the only way to achieve the best watch speeds. The result of this incredible collaboration is a glamorous unique creation consisting of a perfectly designed glass body paired with the technical finesse of the cardanically suspended movement.