Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pill Box Watch from Angular Momentum

Courtesy of Angular Momentum
Staybrite case with fluted side black polished 43.30 x 19.70 mm, historical hand-winding movement with 51 hours power reserve, caliber FHF 96. Staybrite crown with Amethist cabochon. Four Verre Églomisé miniature paintings featuring the 5 tigers. Sapphire crystal on lid a miniature painting of a blue baby tiger, the inner lid red and yellow tiger babies, the watch crystal white tiger hunting in blue moon light, the back crystal shows a portrait of the black tiger.
In ancient Chinese myth there are five tigers that hold the balance of cosmic forces in place and prevent chaos from collapsing into the universe.

White Tiger: ruler of the Fall season and governor of the Metal elementalsBlack Tiger: ruler of the Winter season and governor of the Water elementalsBlue Tiger: ruler of the Spring season and governor of the Earth elementalsRed Tiger: ruler of the Summer season and governor of the Fire elementalYellow Tiger: the supreme ruler of all these tigers and symbolic of the Sun

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