Horological artist extraordinaire Yvan Arpa is at it again. Due to the popularity of pieces like his Artya Tourbillon that I discussed here
, he has been influenced to continue this trend of mini diorama works of art
with high watch complications. This here is a prototype of the Volnatomic Tourbillon
watch. What is Volnatomic? Well it is a special collection of watches
that Arpa is making for Volna. The top of the line will be a limited edition set of tourbillon watches such as this. The tourbillon carriage will look like an atomic symbol, and the design
of the dial will be loosely based on the inside of an atomic submarine. Look at the left of the dial to discover two liquid filled canisters. These are filled with liquid SuperLumiNova that is meant to glow in the dark - a concept Arpa wants to take further.
Fans of Volna watches will recognize the watch is in the Volna
case - large and in PVD steel. On the side of the case is a sapphire window showing more of the movement and art contained in the watch. You have to love a piece like this for its humor, artistic bravery, and good use of high-end watch complications. The rest of the Volnatomic collection uses a lot of the same imagery, will be much less expensive, and should be released later this year. For lovers of this awesome Volnatomic Tourbillon, the final version will be a limited edition of a yet to be disclosed amount.
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