Artya Tesla Quadri-Rotor Skeleton Collection
by Kyle Stults on July 28, 2010
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Has Ohm’s Law Been Violated?

For some reason I find myself attracted to these new Tesla watches from Artya.  Whether my attraction is positive or negative I am not sure.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have long been intrigued with their creator, Mr Yvan Arpa.  In fact, I last called Arpa a shock artist — except this charge was leveled more for his use of dinosaur poop, fissile material, and moon dust in watches than it was for his use of joules jewels, coiled copper wire, diodes and filaments in the beauties you see below.  Not to mention that the cases are lightning-struck with 100,000 or 200,000 or 500,000 or even 1,000,000 volts!  Imagine the arc that must produce from the Tesla coil!  Ah, Faraday would be proud, would he not?

While the Ohm in me is tempted give Arpa and his team more static for sparking these shocking creations to life, I frankly do not see the the need to put up a strong resistance to horological transformers as fine as these people.  Heck, I would even question just how far my impedance to a current as alternate as Arpa could carry without tripping some serious circuit breakers from the plant managers over at Alpiq.  Ah well, watt-ever this is a discussion for anode-r day — for now I just wanted to relay to you a pic and the specs on these new Quadri-Rotor pieces — if you get amped up over them (and I mean they get you feeling some serious coloumbs running up your leg), leave a comment and let me know.  Prices are around $5,500 US.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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Movement : Self-winding movement entirely manufactured in Switzerland. Power reserve: 42 hours. Jewelling: 25 jewels

Case* : 316 steel Silver-coloured “Coup de foudre” Collection: cases engraved, mutilated, tortured, “lightning-struck” 100,000 volts, 200,000 volts, 500,000 volts or 1,000,000 volts. Diameter Ø47mm. Crystal Sapphire. Back Open, fitted with a sapphire crystal. Water resistance 50 metres

Bracelet : “Alzavel waterproof” treated leather and hand-sewn high-tech rubber, or “crazy frog” tanned cane toad. Buckle Treated steel pin buckle.
Guarantee 24 months

*Depending on the mood of the moment, the cases in the lightning-struck “Coup de foudre” collection undergo thermal combustion, modelling, engraving and other operations performed by hand in the Artya ateliers.