December 18th, 2005

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Фишка дня: Nature’s Delicacy and Man’s Craftsmanship_

piguetmossagatetourbillon
At the confluence of Haute Horlogerie and decorative art, Audemars Piguet has created a small marvel of equilibrium and refinement: the Edward Piguet Moss Agate Tourbillon.
Moss agate is a semi-transparent natural stone belonging to the chalcedony family. Its name is derived from the small plant-like mineral inclusions in the stone, making each piece quite unique. However, the irregular structure of moss agate makes it a difficult stone to work with, and it is impossible, for example, to use the classical methods such as diamond-bit shaping. In order to cut the moss agate plate that serves as the base of the movement, Audemars Piguet had to develop an ultrasound technique using a liquid-based abrasive – a world’s first in watchmaking. Collapse )

http://www.europastar.com/europastar/headlines/ article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001612624
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Edward Piguet Moss Agate Tourbillon_
http://www.luxist.com/entry/1234000843072406/

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Objects of Desire_
http://reethinks.blogspot.com/2005/11/objects-of-desire.html