Norwegian timepiece manufacturer and client Hvitsten have today unveiled their latest collection – The North Sea.
“This model is our second model, and is assembled by hand by our skilled artisans in Switzerland. Being inspired by the sea, we felt is naturally to incorporate a bright blue dial, crafted from the rare Lapis Lazuli Stone. Each dial being a slice of the stone. This also means that each dial is different from the next, ensuring that every timepiece is unique.
The attention to detail on a Hvitsten timepiece has always been incredible with this particular collection being made using the rare Lapis Lazuli stone. Lapis Lazuli was first imported to the european continent in the late middle ages. At this time it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by the most important artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Masaccio, Perugino, Titian and Vermeer, and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figure of the painting, especially the Virgin Mary.
The timepiece will be available with a stainless steel or alligator strap with an ETA Swiss movement as standard. This is truly a remarkably unique timepiece, certain to turn heads. Hvitsten really have engineered something which can be worn every day with pride.
The watch which retails for 18500KR (approx £1415 GBP) goes on sale at the end of this month with an official date of 30.07.15. Norwegian retailers will be the first to stock the new collection which will then be rolled out to the UK later this year.