Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tortoise automaton the size of a watch and adorned with jewels

Master watchmaker Raúl Pagès has set himself a goal: contribute to historical continuity and uphold the centuries-old tradition of prestigious automata. Marvel at the amazing craftmanship that went into making this gorgeous jewel-encrusted tortoise automaton!

From the video description:

Master watchmaker Raúl Pagès unveils his first creation, the "Tortoise" automaton which moves thanks to a mechanism similar to a watch movement. With this unique piece, entirely manufactured in Switzerland, the independent brand PAGÈS brings back to life the forgotten tradition of prestigious automatons.

Here is where you can learn more about Raúl Pagès creator of automata and master watchmaker.

[ Thanks Larry! ]

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Blogger Demetrius said...

I confess to puzzlement - beautiful work, but why settle for rolling, rather than walking?

August 26, 2015 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

I am guessing that it is both more complicated and would require more power.


August 26, 2015 at 11:32 PM  

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