Machu Picchu means “old mountain”. This 15th century ancient Inca city is perched on a promontory joining the Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains.
The presumed residence of the first Inca Emperor (Pachacútec, who reigned from 1438 until his death in 1471), it was a religious sanctuary of the utmost importance.
Following the collapse of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu fell into oblivion for several centuries. The Sacred City is considered the masterpiece of Inca architecture. It is located in the east of the Andes mountain range, on the edge of the Amazonian forest. The ruins of 172 constructions are located at an altitude of 2,438 metres, between the two peaks: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu.
A hand-engraved golden sun shines above the creation while respecting the iconographic representation of the Incas.
The site of Machu Picchu is represented by a golden city at the foot of two marvellous mountains cut and carved with great finesse from a Yowah Nut opal. They surround a central stone in Crazy Lace Agate.
45.4mm 18K Rose Gold hand-engraved.
Unique Piece, Number 01/01
These include four Andean condors, a true national symbol of Peru. Meticulously engraved and painted by hand, these birds fly in a deep blue sky, crafted using the micro-painting technique. Their style is directly inspired by drawings of the Nazca civilization, a pre-Colombian culture of southern Peru (200 BC to 600 AD).
The hand-engraved terraces are enhanced with green lacquer.
The case is adorned with a strong relief-effect hand engraving of the sun at 12 o’clock and at 6 o’clock. It is surrounded by the hummingbird and the condor from the Nazca Geoglyphs.