A watch you can hardly bear to put it down that is Tesla. Tesla plays with the idea of electronic componentry and mixes it with the design. Expressionist art at its finest, you have a purely mechanical watch with inert electronic parts as decorative elements. Note the uses of copper wire coils, and various capacitors. Please not that I used the image of the back of the watch as a reference.
The base movement is an ETA 2671 automatic. It has a modified rotor that has three other mini rotors on it that spin around leisurely. The rotors have tiny copper wire wrappings on them. They spin around for the sake of added fun to the movement. On the dial of this Artya Tesla Squelette Quadri Rotor and a tapestry of copper wires arranged to look organic, symmetrical. The copper color looks rick compared to acid colored elements of the case. In the middle of the watch over the movement are hand-applied pieces of gold-leaf. In fact, this was is all hand-done, and again, is one of a kind. All Artya watches are one of a kind.
In a 47mm wide steel case with a sapphire crystal on the front and back, these are large watches. They are made to be highly visible wrist watch art – but ones that still serve as timepieces. These are actually watch straps made of Cane Toad skin. You can also opt for a rubber or “Alzavel water resistant leather strap, if the amphibian skin doesn’t appeal to you. Though I say, if you are getting an Artya watch, you should get one as Mr. Arpa prefers it. And he himself does wear these watches. Not only that, but he pulls them off quite well.
From a value perspective, these aren’t too bad for a one of a kind hand-made item. Are you the type of watch lover that can stand behind what Artya delivers? I think I just might be.