Inspiration for the first watch
From the time he first laid his eyes on the movement, Kees Engelbarts was intrigued by the 1935 A.Schild Calibre AS 690. As a
creative artist he decided to create a timeless masterpiece and imagined and crafted an engraved dial, depicting:
"The Dragon Gate Legend"
The dial of this extraordinary watch tells the story of a carp that saw the top of a mountain and decided he was going to reach
it. He swam upstream, climbing rapids and waterfalls, letting nothing get in the way of his determination. When the carp finally
reached the top he found the mythical "Dragon Gate" and, when he jumped over it, he turned into a dragon. Several waterfalls and
cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the "Dragon Gate" and the Dragon Gate legend is often used as an allegory
for the drive and effort needed to overcome obstacles and achieve success in life.