Chronoswiss has once again made a contribution to the upcoming Only Watch 2015 auction to benefit the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy. The Chronoswiss Ouroboros is a unique piece inspired by the mythological snake-like creature that eats its own tail. Often viewed as a symbol of the eternal cycle and infinity of time, it is certainly not out of place on the dial of a watch.
The three dimensional Ouroboros was engraved by hand into the white gold dial. It wraps around the center of the dial which features a côtes de Genève pattern in galvanic anthracite to add “to the mysterious allure of the timepiece.” The level of detail certainly speaks to Chronoswiss’ craftsmanship.
The Chronoswiss Ouroboros also comes with two chimes. The first rings out the number of hours with a simple “ding” while the second uses two hammers to ring out the number of quarter-hours with a “ding-dong.”
Chronoswiss Ouroboros specifications:
- Movement: Automatic Chronoswiss Caliber C.126
- Case diameter: 40mm
- Case material: 18-karat white gold
- Case colours: White gold
- Glass material: Sapphire crystal case
- Water resistance: ATM
- Strap: Black Louisiana Alligator with white gold pin buckle
- Other: Hour and quarter-hour chimes
Unlike many of the other Only Watch timepieces, the Chronoswiss Ouroboros is not based on an existing model but is truly a unique piece with a design not found elsewhere in the Chronoswiss collection.
The Chronoswiss Ouroboros is one of more than 40 watches set to go up for auction on November 7th, 2015 for Only Watch 2015.