3482 m high is Europe’s highest-altitude karst cave on the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. Here were the two Swiss industrial designer Frédéric Bürgi and Marc Frehner have found the material they had in mind for the special edition of the Montre UNE: A mixture of slate and crystal.
The ultra thin layer of rock from the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe decorates now each dial of 150 watches. Each watch is unique because each dial produced of the natural rock is different by its characteristics.
The watch case is made of stainless steel. Each watch is tailored by hand with strap and dial, appropriate to the stone. Information on the origin and the material of the rock are engraved on the back of the watch. The heart of the time indicator is a Swiss quartz movement.
The cuts for the dial are numbered and due to the fact, that only already broken stones are used with respect to the nature, they are limited in their number.
Soon, more unique watches should come to the edition of the Jungfraujoch “Karst Cave” (for www.montres-une.com). For example, with Boulder Opal from Queensland / Australia, Dolomite rocks from the Niagara Falls / Canada and other fascinating rocks of exciting places all around the globe.