Skeletonisation is a difficult art to master when it comes to watchmaking. Whether modern or classic, the architecture of the movement when pared down to its essentials must be aesthetically pleasing whilst remaining clear and legible. Successfully venturing into this field, ArtyA’s Dark Shams 1 features a cut away hand-wound movement with an intricate and fully openworked sunbeam-inspired dial.
The 44 mm case is smaller than many other ArtyA models and includes integrated crown guards and lateral insert sections on the side of the case made from Yvan’s proprietary gold alloy, ArtyOr. The movement’s components have been customised to maximise the degree of skeletonisation visible through the sapphire crystal, whilst maintaining a 52-hour power reserve. Classically tapered dauphine-style hands ensure legibility, whilst a specially designed ArtyA pin buckle completes the contemporary look. The Dark Shams 1 is available in a limited edition of 99 pieces.
‘Shams’ comes from the Arabic word for the sun, which explains the striking dial construction and detailing. The idea by carefully hollowing out the Swiss-made caliber is to let the light pierce the inside of the watch and reveal the beauty of the mechanical parts.
Info & Delivery
Two year warranty from date of delivery
Pieces should be returned to Artya, 146 route de Thonon, CH-1222 Vésenaz, Switzerland. Please contact Artya for the process to return the piece
- Watches with issues covered under the warranty: Artya shall bear the costs of shipping and service
- Watches with issues out-of-warranty: shipping costs are born by the client, service costs will be charged to the client after acceptance of the quote
Turnaround: about 2 weeks from the date of receipt of the watch or from the date of acceptance of the quote by the client, where required. Watch to be returned to client upon receipt of full payment only, where required.
Shipping charge: complimentary by Artya
Non-contractual delivery time:
- Europe: about 6 to 9 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay
- US: about 6 to 9 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay
The brand reserves the right not to deliver to countries outside of the European Union and the United States
Return & Exchange
No return, possibility of exchange
Our priority is customer satisfaction, therefore please do not hesitate to contact SKOLORR to discuss