To celebrate what would have been the late Sheikh Zayed's centennial Birthday in 2018
SIMPLY ABU DHABI
has collaborated with
to create this Limited Edition Time Piece
The masterpiece is made in Switzerland and only uses Swiss and German components.
Sheikh Zayed is significantly positioned a 7 o’clock to signify the 7 Emirates and the design is influence and inspired by The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi the Numerals are inspired by the Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The time piece also integrates Arabic Calligraphy by: Arab Calligraphy Artist Majid AlYousef
Dial with clever eye-pleasing high-End Finish – Base color Rhodium matt & glossy with several details.
Outer dial ring applique Applied outer dial ring, sharp laser cut execution and fine rhodium matt finish.
UAE stroke applique: UAE stroke in Arabic calligraphy – created by Arab calligraphy artist Majid Alyousef. Hight Tech 3D laser cut with glossy polish finish, applied by hand.
3D Sheikh Zayed Head applique
Made in 3D print technique to reach finest face details and hand finished with goldsmith arts by master goldsmith placed at 7 o`clock position to honor him as founding father of the UAE, consisting of seven emirates
Due to all the appliques, all angles and edges, the dial appears very sharp and clear.
Relief prints Floral design inspired by Sheikh Zayed Mosque – printed in white ceramics with colored silver frame Palm tree centre symbol, printed in white ceramics, taken from S.Z.Mosque.
Upper dial applique applied upper dial „8-Design“ turned about 30°, inner frame with glossy frame. Hour markers designed in Arab cultural design, matching tailor made hands.
Watch case: 45mm German Stainless Steel watch case with short lugs to make the watch easily wearable for smaller and larger wrists. Perfect finishing details such as the change of clear stright lines and curvey details: the straight and brushed side of the lug while the top is curved and perfectly polished – so is the and bezel and case back. Domed and double antireflex sapphire crystal on top. Case back with smooth edges between the lugs in order to protect the strap. Screw-case back with sapphire crystal.
Swiss automatic movement with special inner-case construction to re-arrange off-centred time function.
Made from very smooth Shrunken leather on top, stitching in UAE colors, Inner lining made of special material (longer sweat resistant due to origins in the shoe industry for inner lining of shoes to protect from bad smell)
Technically and visually beautiful: 3D outline artistic falcon (since Sheikh Zayed´s nick name was THE DESERT FALCON). Falcon designed by Arab Calligraphy Artist Majid Alyousef saying „Zayed Al Khair“ in Arab calligraphy manufactured with high end techniques in matt & glossy rhodium finish with tricky eye catching details such as glossy angle between 3D falcon and printed letters. All visible through the case-back sapphire crystal to protect this piece art.