Artya is introducing a line of firearm-inspired pieces with their first, the Son of a Gun. I’ve got to say, it’s not something I’d necessarily look to strap on my wrist, but I understand the appeal.  Just don’t try to wear it when going through security!

From their press release:
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Many high-end collectors are also gun lovers, delighting in the craftsmanship and attention to detail of a high-end firearm. To celebrate this slightly strange marriage between Swiss high watchmaking and firearms, Yvan Arpa for ArtyA introduces the Son of a Gun Watch.A collector has ordered this exceptional timepiece from Yvan Arpa, creator and consultant in high watchmaking for his brand ArtyA.

To debut the collection Artya has imagined a watch containing real bullets. With a bezel and inner dial like a target sight, the piece showcases six 6mm Flobert bullets suspended in the dial almost like the barrel of a revolver. Use of copper wire like dynamite wire and the iconic 47mm wide steel case display Artya brand DNA.

Bite the Bullet: Guns don’t always kill people, time always does.[/stextbox]


  • Movement:  Self-winding, Swiss-manufactured; 42 hour power reserve; 25 jewels
  • Case: 47 mm steel
  • Crystal:  sapphire (front and back)
  • WR to 50 m

ByPatrick Kansa

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