This replica watches, whose mechanical movement is controlled by an electronic monitor, won two awards at the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in 2014 and has attracted attention since it was first designed. Its inventors, artistic director Martin Frei and master replica watchmaker Felix Baumgartner, asked Bavarian engraver Florian Güllbert to work on a limited series of EMC pieces (5 available).
The artisan, who specialises in engraving firearms, says: “I wanted scrolls and arabesques to break up the EMC’s rectilinear architecture.” The chunky titanium and steel case (51mm long, 43mm wide, 15.8mm deep) is engraved with acanthus leaves. It houses the manual wind UR-EMC replica watches movement made by Urwerk and provides an 80-hour power reserve. The dial displays the seconds at 2, the hours and minutes at 5, the power indicator at 8 and the rate in seconds per day at 10 o’ clock. Price: 139,320 CHF.