Villeret Shakudō

Ganesh, the god of wisdom, intelligence and knowledge, is one of the most worshipped deities. The warmth of the god sitting with one leg over the other, four arms and an elephant’s head inspires both respect and emotion. The sculpted green effigy of Ganesh takes pride of place in the heart of the inlaid Shakudō dial alongside his “vahana” or “mount”, the impish rat Mushika. Shakudō is a copper and gold alloy of Japanese origin with a dark patina which glows blue to black depending on the light and is illuminated by yellow and bronze hues. Villeret’s signature hour and minutes burst from the bend in Ganesh’s trunk. The time functions are brought to life by a manual wind 15B calibre which you can see through the sapphire back of the 45mm rose gold case. Price: 150,000 CHF

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