Sumptuous and pure as a ray of light, “The Mysterious Quardinal” that Quinting launched is a watch with a jewel as the movement.
Sapphire which is the hardest and most precious stone next to the diamond was transformed by Quinting into a very complicated and thus mysterious mechanism that makes time move smoothly and transparently as the movement of the new Quinting watch “The Mysterious Quardinal.”
Majestic and enigmatic, this timepiece houses a completely transparent movement made of sapphire, the sacred gemstone, symbol of wise rulers and the divine. It was worn only by kings and highranking priests such as popes and cardinals. It is believed that the Ten Commandments were carved in sapphire.
The movement of “The Mysterious Quardinal” is made by superposing seven thin toothed discs of sapphire previously metallised and given an antireflection coating. This complicated system is composed of 3 stationary and 4 rotating sapphire discs that put in motion the hour, minute, and date hands as well as the small second at 6 o’clock.
A Quinting watch is the only timepiece in the world that could achieve the highest degree of luxury in the watch manufacturing. Unlike others, even the most prestigious watches in the world that have metal movements, this miracle of transparency features a jewelry movement completely crafted of sapphire.
“The Mysterious Quardinal” is the embodiment of the majestic splendour that surrounded mysterious cardinals who were often more influential than their kings.
The magic of sapphire is the key to the functionality of the unique invisible movement of “The Mysterious Quardinal.”