Sheng Xiao Series
A series of large watches depicting a Sheng Xiao (Mandarin for Chinese Zodiac) mandala or wheel design, with each animal engraved in minutely detailed relief.
There is a dial for each one of the 12 Sheng Xiao animals, each featuring the subject animal enlarged at the location of the seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock together with the name in traditional Mandarin.
The centre of the wheel depicts the Taijitu symbol (Yin/Yang) the philosophy of which is core to the Sheng Xiao system. Surrounding the Taijitu is a simple inter-laced pattern similar to designs found in many traditional chinese patterns.
ETA Unitas 6498-1 Elabore - Swiss made manual winding mechanical, power reserve c.45 hours from full wind, 17 jewels, frequency 18,000 vph
Functions - Hours, minutes and seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock
Case - Polished 316L stainless steel, milled from solid block. sapphire crystal, exhibition case back, 5 atm water resistance. Diameter 43.5mm, height 11mm, lug-to-lug 51.5mm, strap fitting 22mm.
Dial - Handmade, relief engraved dial in 925 sterling silver. Contact Wessex for gold options and pricing.
Hands - Swiss blued stainless steel, 'half moon' style.