Micro artist adds miniature paw print to unique Brax la Rue timepiece


Micro artist Graham Short has teamed up with watch brand Brax la Rue to engrave a miniature paw print on one of its watches.

Famous for engraving the Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin, Short has now added a microscopic badger’s paw print to the mechanism of a watch.


The intricate badger’s paw print features in the logo of new luxury collector brand watch company Brax la Rue.

Founded by Peter Fuller, the UK-based company will launch its limited edition Tourbillon watch on 1 September 2020.

One of the limited run of just 500 watches will contain the tiny engraved paw print hidden away within its mechanism.

The artist said that it was the most difficult job he has ever completed, even more so than engraving the words ‘nothing is impossible’ along the sharp edge of a razor blade.

He engraved the watch using only a shard of diamond glued to the tip of a needle.

Peter Fuller explained: “Graham has engraved the badger’s paw print on the main wheel of one of the 500 watches, so anyone who purchases one of these limited edition timepieces could potentially have a watch worth 16 times its value.”

The limited edition watch is housed in a 42mm diameter stainless steel case with anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. It features a hand winding Tourbillon movement and is water resistant to 50m.

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