KERBEDANZ gave to this beautiful jewelry model the Spanish name of Hope: Esperanza.
The Hope is an attitude of mind to consider the possibility, or even the belief or the faith in a better future for oneself or for the others. To continue to hope, even when everything collapses around you, is a feeling that perhaps is unique to human beings. In any case, this optimistic attitude of mind can be noticed in the very first invocations to the divine.
In the Greek mythology, in the myth of Pandora, the gods take revenge of mortals by sending them the first women, Pandora, knowing her curiosity pushes her to open the lid of the jar (pithos) where are held prisoners all the evils of humanity. They then escape from the jar and overwhelm mankind, while Pandora, frightened by this act, closes the lid just in time to keep Hope inside.
In the three major theological virtues: Faith, Charity (or love) and Hope, when the lights of the Faith and Charity are extinguished by the breath of the infernal powers, only the light of Hope continues to shine, thus ensuring the future salvation of humanity.
In art and literature, the Hope is often present. Many artists represent Hope in allegoric forms, like the anchor, for example, which maintains stable the ship of life in the middle of the swell.
As a female first name, Hope took different forms depending on the languages: as the French name “Nadège” derived from the Russian name Nadiejda, which means Hope, The name Esperanza, derived from Spanish, is understandable in all languages and also in Esperanto.
Automatic mechanical KRB-03 caliber, designed, manufactured and decorated by Kerbedanz, 120 hours power reserve, 28,800vph, 35 jewels.
18K yellow gold, 42mm. Case decorated with 9.69ct blue sapphires and lugs decorated with 0.37ct diamonds. Designed, decorated and manufactured by Kerbedanz. Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment.
Water-resistant 5 atm. The crown dressed with emerald is situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock.
Massive yellow gold, guilloché. Designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz.
Alligator mississippiensis with 18K gold clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.