Timekeepers Club / September 16, 2022

ArtyA Son of Earth Crystal

In 2012, ArtyA’s CEO and designer Yvan Arpa created the Son of Earth collection – and endowed it with the most beautiful and living things the Earth has to offer.

These watches don’t simply reproduce the design, style and colour of a butterfly. Under the strict control of the relevant authorities, and with their full consent, artist D. Arpa-Cirpka successfully incorporated genuine butterfly wings, natural pigments, gold leaves, and many other naturals elements into the dial to create ever more unique art pieces.

All of ArtyA’s DNA is distilled in these timepieces: unique, tailormade watches that are highly creative – and completely unprecedented in the field of watchmaking.

Our tagline says ‘Unique Pieces’, and we mean it,” says Yvan Arpa with a smile. “Our collections used to be very much focused on a man’s world; the Farfalla line brings a gentle breeze of something new, enabling us to engage a whole new gamut of sensibilities. Indeed, the previous inset models sold very quickly.

This incredible watch has a Lab-created synthetic sapphire case that has the same physical properties, visual characteristics and hardness level as the natural gemstones. Natural sapphires are created by the earth and mined, which makes them rare. The synthetic stones (known as corundum, a chemically pure, aluminum oxide ) are created by man in a carefully controlled environment.

This case is incredibly scratch proof because of the remarkable hardness of sapphires – 9 on the Moh’s scale (apx 1800 Vickers) the third hardest mineral, after diamond at 10 and moissanite at 9,5. This is why it is long difficult and costly to create a full sapphire case to the high standard of ArtyA.

There is another side for ArtyA that is of high interest to us, sapphire have properties and powers that we can feel and enjoy or at least consider positively.

The sapphire has, for centuries, been seen as a symbol of heavens, a guardian of innocence, a bestower of truth, a promoter of good health, and a preserver of chastity. It is believed to brings gifts of fulfillment, joy, prosperity, inner peace and beauty. Some wore it to ward off illness or as protection while traveling.

Technical specifications

ArtyA Son of Earth Crystal

Unique Piece 1/1


  • Material: Full transparent pure sapphire case with anti-reflective treatment
  • Diameter: 39 mm or 46 mm
  • Screwed open full sapphire back case
  • Sapphire crown
  • Water-resistant to 30 meters

Dial and hands

  • Dial with real butterfly wings and natural pigments


  • ArtyA exclusive Aion automatic COSC certified movement
  • Power reserve of 42 hours


  • Hours, minutes, seconds

Strap and buckle

  • Handmade leather strap with ArtyA special stitches
  • Rubber strap

MSRP: CHF 25'900

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