A’Ghrian | Kerbedanz


KERBEDANZ has given your watch the name of the Sun - A`GHRIAN - in Gaelic (Celtic group of languages including, in particular, Irish and Scottish). You should know that in this language, the name of the Sun is of the female gender – as it is in German: die Sonne - and it can therefore be accompanied by feminine qualifiers or allegories, when it is glorified, for example, in poems or in folk songs.

This is how it appears in the Celtic-inspired orchestral suite, The Pilgrim (The Pilgrim) - now known worldwide – of the musician and composer Shaun Davey. This suite has as link, through the western Celtic traditions (including Man, Cornwell and Galicia), the evocation of maritime explorations in the 5th and 6th centuries of Irish, Scottish and Breton pilgrims (like St. Brendan, for example). The final piece of this orchestral suite is the “Song of Barra”. Barra is one of the southern islands of the Outer Hebrides, vast archipelago forming a north-south arc in the West of Scotland. This “Song of Barra,” set to music and orchestrated by Shaun Davey, is an ancient Celtic hymn to the Sun. It is not known at what period this hymn was written, except that this version is very old and that without its recent musical setting to an international audience during the Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient in 2004, it would have remained practically unknown.

But A`Ghrian had already been interpreted by the Irish Soprano Rita Connolly in March 2002, on the occasion of the first “Celtic Night” held at the Stade de France in Paris.

Mechanical hand-wound tourbillon KRB-01 caliber, designed, manufactured and decorated by Kerbedanz and Technotime, 27 jewels, 28’800 vib/h, double barrel, 120-hour power reserve. Special Kerbedanz engraving on the back of the movement. Tourbillon cage placed at south west, between 7 and 8 o’clock.

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18K white gold, 43mm. Designed and manufactured by Kerbedanz. Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment. Water-resistant 5 atm. Crown situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock.

Massive gold. Exclusively designed, manufactured, hand engraved and decorated by KERBEDANZ

Alligator mississippiensis with 18K white gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design

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