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Swiss-made

The weight was entirely designed and produced in Switzerland, in partnership with the AJS Production workshop. The assembly of the movement, the moon disc and the modified oscillating weight is carried out in the Porrentruy region in Switzerland.

Technical details

Mass: skeleton, crescent moon
Body: sun-shaped, spiral
Decorations: bas-reliefs on specific finish
Finishes: bead blasting, scratches, sandblasting

The design


The oscillating weight features the allegories of the Moon XVIII card in the form of six laser-engraved coats of arms: a tower, two wolf dogs, a crayfish, the Moon and its rays.


Each of these coats of arms has been placed on a decor with a specific finish that evokes the environment of the emblem.

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The oscillating mass

Inspired by the card La Lune, XVIII of the Tarot de Marseille deck by Jean Dodal (13th century), the oscillating weight was designed using the latest technological processes in the AJS Production workshop in Switzerland.

Design

The moon,XVII

MOON SKELETON

MASS

BODY

SUN

COLIMASSONAGE

MICROBEADING

FINISHES

The mass features the allegories of the Moon XVIII card in the form of six laser-engraved coats of arms: a tower, two wolfhounds, a crayfish, the Moon and its rays. Each of these coats of arms has been placed on a decor with a specific finish evoking the environment of the emblem.

Founded in 1998 by André and Josette Saunier, AJS Production began as a subcontractor in the engraving and transfer of miniature parts. Taken over by its second generation under the direction of Mr. Anthony Saunier, this family business is specialized in the modification of movements and the production of miniature parts for major watchmakers.

The workshop boasts an alliance between traditional know-how and latest-generation machining. Its specificity lies in its office of engineers omnipresent throughout the entire production chain, with a research and development center in perpetual innovation. Very active in the invention of patents, AJS integrates an exhaustive panel of technologies. The company particularly distinguished itself at the 2016 Exhibitors Grand Prix in Geneva for its know-how in miniaturization.

AJS Production

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Oscillating weight

La lune, XVIII

Laser micromachining is an industrial process that consists of moving the point of impact of a laser on a surface at high speed in order to apply a specific finish. This process has been massively developed in modern watchmaking, bringing flexibility in shapes and aspects, an absence of damage to the material as well as unequalled precision. The decorations of the blazons of La Lune XVIII mass are entirely made by laser.

Laser engraving

The sunburst decoration is made of radial lines, going from the centre of the surface to the edges. Mainly used on circular pieces in fine watchmaking, this decoration brings depth and dynamism to the timepiece through subtle light effects. The centre and periphery of the La Lune, XVIII oscillating weight are decorated with a spiral pattern derived from the sunburst one.

Sunburst

LASER ENGRAVING

SUNBURST

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The case

Mu:n Project

The choice of the oscillating weight

The oscillating weight is an original drawing from the Mu:n Project proposed in the third chapter of the creation. In collaboration with the company AJS Production, Mu:n  revisited this historical card from the Tarot of Marseille.

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