Simply Abu Dhabi XXXIII

1 2 2 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I L.U.C Perpetual T Spirit of ‘La Santa Muerte’ in tribute to the culture of Mexico, Chopard introduces an exceptional new timepiece. Skulls, flowers, suns, guitars: Santa Muerte is admirably reflected through several fascinating motifs. Entirely hand-engraved by the artisans of Chopard Manufacture, its gold case and dial are adorned with motifs typical of the día de Los Muertos (day of the dead), which is generally celebrated as this saint’s feast day. inside it beats a supremely sophisticated calibre: a perpetual calendar tourbillon with a nine-day power reserve. Confirming its credentials as an accomplished, expert and versatile Manufacture, Chopard presents a one-of- a-kind highly complicated watch entirely hand-engraved in-house, which pays tribute to the cultural symbolism surrounding Santa Muerte. The día de Los Muertos— day of the dead—is a joyful celebration of the cycle of life, an occasion for renewed awareness of the possibility of death, which in turn gives full meaning to life. While Chopard adorns the generous rose gold case with colourful references, inside this exceptional timepiece is strictly business. The case houses one of the most prestigious horological combinations, featuring a perpetual calendar, tourbillon and a nine-day power reserve achieved by the four barrels of the Quattro system. by spinning constantly around its axis, the tourbillon releases the watch from the effects of gravity.