Barbier-Mueller’s Mosaïque is one of the 40 interesting watches that will be sold at auction for charity at the next event Watch Only 2017 , a watch that stands out from a crowd for the simple fact that it brings the name of a Famous Family to Geneva, famous for their museum of the same name as tribal and primordial art. The Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva presents a worldwide collection of over 7,000 objects, including the masks with which Vacheron Constantin has created the miniatures on the wonderful Metiers d’Art Les Masques quartet.
On the other hand, Stéphane Barbier-Mueller is a collector, especially of European historical coins, as well as special FP Journe wrist watches – a source of inspiration for this fascinating watch.
Mosaïque is actually a FP Journe watch, based on the Souverain Chronometer, with the same impressive hand wound cal. 1304 found within the Souverain Chronometer and now housed within a single 41 mm case. Inspired by Oriental mosaics, the house is tiled with four colors of jasper – red, black, white and green – on the sides, on the back and even on the crown.
The gold surface of the case was engraved with over 130 stone inlays and the particular mosaic dial, or the solid gold watch and the minute hands can not be ignored. Originally conceived as a limited edition of 10 watches, only two examples of Mosaïque have been produced to date, so Mosaïque has an estimated $115,000 to $208,000 – we will find out how much it will sell on November 11, 2017.