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Pantone-Esque Metal Swatches Detail How A Watch Works [Pics]

Pantone-Esque Metal Swatches Detail How A Watch Works [Pics]
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Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet hired artist Krzysztof J. Lukasik to create a gift for clients that showed the various elements of the movement.

Emma Hutchings
  • 18 march 2013

A $30,000 luxury watch has a lot going on inside, and Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet wanted their clients to learn more about their purchase. Gizmodo reports that the artist Krzysztof J. Lukasik was hired to create a special object that revealed the inner workings of the skeleton watch.

Lukasik created 19 metal chips, each one showing how the moving elements of a skeleton watch work together. If you held all the chips together on your wrist, it would look like the face of a skeleton watch, and the chips enable you to ‘peel’ back the watch layer by layer.

Pantone-Esque Metal Slices Detail How A Watch Works [Pics]

The object was created as a gift for Audemars Piguet’s clients and could also be used as a teaching tool in the watchmaking industry. Lukasik writes:

The project can be seen as a hybrid between the Pantone colour guide and the Audemars Piguet skeleton watch. Its nineteen steel slices, cut and engraved with a laser, show the various elements that make up the 3120 iconic movement of the AP watch with their names in French and a short text explaining how each element works.

Click through to see images of the intricately-designed object below:

Krzysztof J. Lukasik

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