The Manufacture Royale ADN Street Art collection taps into contemporary artistic expression, in both uniqueness and technical innovation, while paying homage to its roots. Each ADN Street Art timepiece is one of a kind, a result and inherent property of its graphic design process—water printing—a medium from which a catalogue of infinite custom designs are possible.
The Manufacture Royale ADN watch is a fascinating watchmaking creation, imposing its style through established identity codes. The dynamic forms, three- dimensional architecture, and strength of design highlight the avant-garde spirit of the Manufacture. Its sculptural aesthetic is animated by a perfect mechanism, the MR10—Manufacture Royale’s tenth calibre—reinterpreting the art of ‘skeleton’ movements in a resolutely contemporary vision. ADN (DNA in French) denotes the case, which combines elements of Manufacture Royale’s first two collections—the Opera and Androgyne—whose makeup is decidedly steampunk. By incorporating this figurative genetic code, Manufacture Royale celebrates its heritage, while forging a more rounded and softened modern creation. Its mobile lugs pivot on the dial formed by two lateral stretcher pieces enclosing the middle, whose round bezel is held by 12 screws. Despite its 46 mm diameter, this technical construction, no fewer than 67 components, studied for optimal ergonomics, fits comfortably on the wrist.
According to Voltaire, the philosopher who founded Manufacture Royale in 1770, “Writing is the painting of the voice.” It allows us to express our inner voice on a variety of canvasses. Writing has become democratic and multi-disciplinary, incorporating everything from calligraphy, India ink and metal engraving, to 140 characters, acronyms, graffiti, and street art. Paper is giving way to the iPad; bricks and mortar are a canvas for public art, adorned with spray paint, 3-D chalk, yarn, and projection. Far from the dusty notebooks from our childhood. street art stands proud as a demotic means of expression for lively and creative artists, kindred spirits of the great minds from the Age of Enlightenment.
With the creation of the ADN Street Art, Manufacture Royale is making the creative vigour of Voltaire its own, carrying the banner for artistic expression. Stripped bare, the skeleton of the movement has become the canvas for whatever a client envisions—their very own creation—accompanied by the constant beat of its mechanical pulse. Made up of several overlapping squares, each superimposed printed frame becomes one with the composition reflecting the rhythm of the tourbillon. Using the technique of water transfer printing, the bridges are soaked in a vat in which a film with a motif has been placed.
The Manufacture Royale ADN Street Art watch is offered on a flexible rubber or leather strap with stainless steel or stainless steel-DLC folding buckle, ensuring wearing comfort and security. Each piece unique.
The Manufacture Royale ADN Street Art Watch
A Unique Musst Have Watch for Art Lovers & Collectors!