“Nuancier”, ECAL/Audemars Piguet by Krzysztof J. Lukasik is a tool that allows you to discover what is inside your watch and understand how it works.
This project started with a brief from the company that was looking for a gift for clients. The object can be used as a gift, but beyond this, it can also be used as a teaching tool in the watchmaking industry. It definitely was an education for me who did not know anything in that field and who does not even wear a watch myself. The skeleton watch is one of the most difficult and most time-consuming pieces this industry produces. Each movable part is visible through the glass of the watch (from the front or from behind) or through a small cut outlining the dial. The project can be seen as a hybrid between the Pantone colour guide and the Audemars Piguet skeleton watch. Its nineteen steel slices, cut and engraved with a laser, show the various elements that make up the 3120 iconic movement of the AP watch with their names in French and a short text explaining how each element works.
Photos © Marie-Pierre Cravedi