A tribute to the Mexican tradition, culture and celebration of the Day of the Dead.
Pierre and Jean-Claude Biver, in collaboration with Mexican artist Joel Niño, have created a unique piece to be exhibited at the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie (SIAR) in Mexico City (October 17-19): La Danse du Temps (The Dance of Time).
Last March, they created a tourbillon minute repeater with precious stones on the dial.
The new model presents the same minute repeater in pink gold, with an onyx dial and a sandblasted section reminiscent of the representative designs of the traditional papel picado. The hand-engraved pink gold appliqués stand out, representing one of the most famous symbols of the Day of the Dead: the skulls and the Catrina.
Jean-Claude Biver explained: "The Day of the Dead is considered a celebration of memory, a ritual that privileges remembering over forgetting.” Then, through the vibration of the chime, the beauty of the invisible and the fidelity of the mechanical watchmaking tradition, it is possible to give light to the soul of the piece "to reach eternity, just as the Mexicans keep their ancestors and traditions alive on this day."