Sense of refinement, the SnakeNera CAB EC102LS shows a different sense of creativity. Still embracing the values of craftsmanship but outdoing its standards in the same way the DragonNera does. With the same movement base, the SnakeNera builds up and shows the extend of Cabestan’s know-how. Both the snake structure itself and the watch are 100% made in-house, in Cabestan’s Manufacture. Every single component is hand finished. There is a whole variety of finishing being applied (beveling, circular graining, drawing, polishing, sandblasting, milling,..) making of this piece a real piece of art, not only from a technical standpoint, but also in terms of achievement. As Cabestan is deeply embedded in craftsmanship and history, each piece has to leave the Manufacture in compliance with the watchmaking tradition standards.
As regards to the mesmerizing snake, it is a true pledge of insanity. The craftwork stands on a 3D 750 white gold structure only 1,5cm wide and 2cm long (7cm long extended), and this tiny piece represents 150 hours of tool work. Thoroughness is mandatory and patience is the keyword as the eyes only measure 0.3 of a millimeter. The most challenging being the engraving on specific areas almost impossible to set, like the tail tip, only seven-tenths of a millimeter long. The whole structure is sandblasted treated under, and fully polished on the top.