A worldwide premiere, a tribute to Venice, to its Italian charm and its history. AB AETERNO presents San Marco Collection, the first of a a Capsule Collection series each one with a different design and concept.
It’s about the first watches in the world entirely made by the briccole wood from Venice.
The famous “briccole” are poles made by oak wood that stand in the lagoon water guiding boats. A material that changes its appearance with time, from the round shaped holes made by the “teredine”, a marine mollusk that gives to the wood its distinctive appearance, to the characteristic color, due to the lagoon brackish water in which the briccola wood is plunged. A wood that is periodically replaced due to wear and tear and recovered from the water giving life to the new AB AETERNO wooden watches. Timepieces with extraordinary properties, containing all the magic of a such timeless city.
The watches come to life from an ancient artisan expertise. From the briccola wood poles extraction to the final product, there are several production phases: starting form the cutting to the modeling, the process is long, meticulous, a very fine technique. Special attention is given to the bezel, characterized by the typical holes of the briccola wood. An innovative resin process, it’s the last touch for a unique timepiece.
All watches from the Collection are provided with a certificate of origin that guarantee the reliability of our supplier and the wood traceability.
The second hand design recalls the iron prow of the “gondola”, the traditional flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat. It is an object full of symbolism, a stylized representation of the Grand Canal and the six Sestrieri of Venice. First of these is the Sestiere San Marco from which AB AETERNO briccola collection takes its name.
DUCALE – for Man
A watch symbol of power. Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace) was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Republic of Venice. Today is one of the most important places of Venice and is still the emblem of San Marco Square. A unique timepiece, handcrafted using the briccola wood, 100% natural and Made in Italy, DUCALE is the perfect choice for every classy man thanks to its elegant shape.
Width: 42 mm
Height: 50 mm
Thickness: 12 mm
Weight: 50 gr
Wood: Venice Briccola wood
Water resistance: Splashproof
Warranty: 2 years
Movement: Swiss made ‘Ronda 763’ Quartz movement
FENICE – for Woman
FENICE is the new AB AETERNO watch for woman, part of San Marco Collection. A unique watch, handcrafted with the briccola wood from Venice, 100% natural and Made in Italy. A tribute to the historic and prestigious Venetian theatre (La Fenice Grand Theater), located in Sestriere San Marco. Its refined lines make FENICE the perfect timepiece for the more romantic and refined woman.