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The Artya Son of Earth Dome Collection

Domed watches that rock, quite literally.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |

The world of Yvan Arpa is one of boundless imagination. Flamboyant and unpredictable, he breathes life into timepieces, which under the brand Artya, defy convention and embrace a daring uniqueness. True to its name, the Dome collection captivates with its sculptural domed sapphire crystal, protecting distinctive dials, some crafted from natural materials, ensuring that no two dials are identical. And, as is often the case with Artya, these are released as unique pieces or exclusive limited editions.

In the diverse array of Artya Dome releases, the two watches we were able to photograph showcase captivating dials made of semi-precious stones. The first one is a unique piece with a DLC-coated steel case and a Labradorite dial standing out with eye-catching iridescent colour effects. The second one is a limited edition in stainless steel, graced with a white fluorite dial with intriguing patterns and texture. 

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In order to fully reveal the radiance of these expertly crafted dials, Artya designed a new dome case. To do so, Yvan Arpa called on the expertise of his son Jérémie, himself a designer. With a diameter of 41mm, the case features a rounded silhouette and a highly domed sapphire crystal. Together with a large opening, it provides a spectacular view of the dial, almost creating the impression of contemplating a celestial body. The dial and hands also feature a gentle curvature, which further adds depth to the watches. Altogether, the interplay of curves, colours and patterns creates a unique tactile and visual experience. 

Turning the watch over, the Artya Dome transparent caseback is secured by four screws and allows you to discover the Artyon automatic calibre. Playing with well-known architecture (ETA 2892 and SW300), this exclusive Artya movement features distinctive finishes highlighted by an openworked barrel, skeletonized bridges, and a gold-plated skeletonized rotor adorned with the brand’s A-logo. It runs at 4Hz, and its power reserve is of 42 hours when fully wound.

The watches from the Artya Dome Collection are worn on a handmade leather strap fitted with a steel pin buckle. While they are quite niche and can be polarizing, these stone-dial watches are truly original and intriguing, making for great conversation starters on the wrist. The price is set at CHF 12,900 for unique pieces and CHF 9,900 for limited editions. For more details, please visit

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