da Vinci 500 Limited Edition
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2019 marked the quincentenary of the passing of arguably the most influencial polymath, not just of the Renaissance, but in recorded history, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly known as Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo!
Not only is he regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time, this Universal Genius was a master of influence in the fields of architecture, science, invention, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, history and cartography.
If ever there was an individual that is deserving of remembrance it is this man, which is why we decided to commemorate his life with our first limited edition timepiece, The da Vinci 500.
Jamie quite literally spent weeks designing this dial, not to mention the amount of silver used in producing the various, discarded prototypes. He finally decided on the inclusion of the last know self-portrait of the great man coupled with the cultural icon that is Vitruvian Man. Jamie will be eternally grateful to his friend (and Wessex customer) Pranav Patel in Detroit, MI for his input and guidance during the design process.
The detail that we have been able to capture in our miniature engraved reproduction of these iconic images is truly amazing and so close to the detail of the originals that, just maybe, the great man himself might have been impressed!
Each piece will be finished with a da Vinci quotation engraved around the case back and since the buyer can decide on the quotation, it is possible that each piece will be unique!
The edition will be limited to 25 numbered pieces.
In common with all Wessex timepieces the watches features:
- Hand-crafted relief engraved 925 silver dial
- High quality Swiss mechanical movement
- Precision CNC milled 316L stainless steel case
- Hand-crafted premium leather strap
Each of our watches is assembled, regulated and tested by us at Wessex.