Angular Momentum's Tamamushi Timepiece

Tamamushi Timepiece
This year in January Tamamushi-Nuri has been introduced to watchmaking the first time by Angular Momentum & Manu Propria. The dial of the Tamamushi Timepiece is decorated with a mosaic of close to 1000 tiny squares cut from Tamamushi wings.

Chrysochroa fulgidissima, „jewel beetle“ - This beetle is native to Japan. It is typically found in woods or forests during summer and can grow between 30–41 millimetres in length. The Tamamushi Shrine, an Asuka Period miniature shrine located at Hōryū-ji Temple, Nara prefecture, is the first known object decorated with urushi lacquer and oil painting on wood, gilt bronze plaques, and beetlewing work using the iridescent wings of the Chrysochroa fulgidissima beetle. Today Tamamushi-Nuri is executed only by a few Urushi lacquer masters in Wajima, Japan.

Tamamushi Timepiece
Three-body 1.4435NcU Staybrite case 40.00 mm diameter, polished body and satin finished bezel, sapphire crystal, crown with cabochon Amethist. Historical hand-winding movement, Caliber FHF 96, Tamamushi mosaic dial. Timepiece and artwork by Martin Pauli

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Angular Momentum & Manu Propria Metiers d'art Tamamushi Timepiece