From molten glassto finished watches
The 10 key steps
1-4 : Creation of multicoloured glass canes
5-7 : The glass canes are cut into small pieces and placed in molds by our artist Master Glassmaker.
8 : After a process of several days, the murrines are ready to be machined.
9-10 : The manufacture of the cases is completed in Switzerland and requires particular skill.
MurrineThe basis of YUNIK watches
One of the typical features of Murano glass – and thus also one of the typical characteristics of many YUNIK wristwatches – are the dots that decorate the workpieces – the millefiori. Millefiori means “a thousand flowers” and refers to a special technique of glass production. A mixture of different coloured glass rods are fused together and partly coated with glass. The varied colouring of the glass rods is based on the use of colouring materials such as silver, gold, iron oxide (rust) etc. In very careful work, the joined glass rods are cut into discs to form the so-called Murrine. The Millefiori technique is one of several production methods as the basis for the Murrine and thus for the case of the YUNIK wristwatches.
From the Murrine to the finished YUNIK wristwatch
The finished Murrine is transported to Switzerland to a specialized machining center to be transformed into a case. Machining requires special skills and product knowledge. The machined part is extremely strong even though it is made of glass. It is the result of an adapted machining processes. Finally, the watchmaker adds, hands, glass, strap, crown and lastly the high-quality Swiss movement. The finished watch gives the customer the assurance of having a real Swiss made piece of art on their wrist.