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Wristwatch “Your university time” made out of the oak parquet of the University of Tartu main buildings assembly hall – stainless steel and brown leather strap

330.00 

Conditions of sale

This watch is made from the oak parquet removed from the assembly hall floor of the University of Tartu’s main building in 2022. It is a perfect watch for wear on festive occasions or everyday use.

The watch is a harmonious combination of solid stainless steel, leather and wood with a unique story, hand-made from details finished with love and care. Its Nordic design and the face in the university’s signature blue colour prove that simplicity can be exciting and captivating. The wooden ring around the watch face and most of the case are made of the oak parquet of the assembly hall so that when you open the case, you literally take the watch out of the floor. All the wooden parts have natural, hypoallergenic oil wax finish. The high-quality Japanese quartz mechanism and scratch-resistant sapphire glass make the watch very reliable.

Each watch and case is a unique piece of the university’s story of intellect and power and a piece of everyone’s time at the university. Due to the small amount of material available, it is an exclusive product that can only be made in limited quantities.

CASE MATERIAL STAINLESS STEEL / OAK
GLASS SAPHIRE
CASE DIAMETER 42mm
CASE THICKNESS 10mm
DIAL DIAMETER 33mm
STRAP WIDTH 20mm
WATER RESISTANCE 3 ATM

Note: Each watch is assembled to order and can take up to 45 days to complete. The current model is suitable for people with wrist circumference up to 19-20 cm. If you would like to order with a strap for a larger wrist, please let us know in the order comments. 

45 in stock

45 in stock

Description

This unique watch and the inside of its case have been made from the oak parquet removed from the assembly hall floor of the University of Tartu’s main building in 2022. A symbol of the city of Tartu, the main building of the University of Tartu is a Neoclassical masterpiece. Its assembly hall extends through two floors and features one of Estonia’s most valuable Empire-style interiors. The parquet flooring was installed in the assembly hall after a tragic fire in the main building in 1965. Over half a century, tens of thousands of students have received their diplomas, hundreds of professors have been inaugurated, a dozen rectors have been elected, and many other events and anniversaries of the university have been celebrated on this precious floor. The oakwood on your wrist has borne the footsteps of famous guests: the royal couple of Sweden, the Dalai Lama, Umberto Eco, the current King Charles III of the United Kingdom, the current King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, as well as presidents, prime ministers and many other important guests. This exceptional material has captured the times of several generations: the time of sorrow and joy, the time of wisdom and hope. The time of the university.