It is the largest ovoid amphitheatre ever built in the Roman Empire.
It could accommodate up to 50,000 people, who attended shows as varied as plays and gladiatorial fights. For its inauguration, Emperor Titus even transformed the arena into a water basin to recreate the naval battle of Corinth against Corcyra.
A major work of architecture but also of Roman engineering, its construction was completed in 80 AD under Emperor Titus. It remains the embodiment of the power of Imperial Rome and attracts over seven million visitors a year.
The dial features an intramuros depiction of the Colosseum in its heyday. It shows the centre of the arena in onyx, surrounded by a magnificent symmetrical array of baguette-cut sapphires, arranged in a gradient ranging from green to yellow via all the colours of the rainbow.
45.4mm 18K Rose Gold.
Unique Piece, Number 01/01
Steps of the Colosseum
The steps of the Colosseum are finely detailed and polished.
Their brilliance contrasts with other details of the work, which are sandblasted.
A total of 112 arches for the case middle and 90 for the bezel are engraved in the rose gold of the Neo case.