50 Brands of Basel: ArtyA


As the name of Yvan Arpa’s brand suggests, his creations are as much art works as they are timepieces.

For Son of Earth Butterfly he has drafted in his artist wife Dominique Arpa-Cirpka to craft the dial design from fragments of butterfly wings and golf leaf.

The texture and colour of the unique, organic dial material is offset by mirror-polished hands that can be personalised to the customer’s request.

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ArtyA offers its stainless steel cases in a number of different sizes as well as PVD-coatings of black, blue and chocolate tones.

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Editor of WatchPro, the WatchPro Hot 100 and The Luxury Report.