by Cabestan


Technical data

Sense of refinement, the SnakeNera CAB-SNK-V1 shows a different sense of creativity. Still embracing the values of craftsmanship but outdoing its standards in the same way the DragonNera does. With the same movement base, the SnakeNera builds up and shows the extend of Cabestan’s know-how. Both the snake structure itself and the watch are 100% made in-house, in Cabestan’s Manufacture. Every single component is hand finished. There is a whole variety of finishing being applied (beveling, circular graining, drawing, polishing, sandblasting, milling,..) making of this piece a real piece of art, not only from a technical standpoint, but also in terms of achievement. As Cabestan is deeply embedded in craftsmanship and history, each piece has to leave the Manufacture in compliance with the watchmaking tradition standards.

As regards to the mesmerizing snake, it is a true pledge of insanity. The craftwork stands on a 3D 750 white gold structure only 1,5cm wide and 2cm long (7cm long extended), and this tiny piece represents 150 hours of tool work. Thoroughness is mandatory and patience is the keyword as the eyes only measure 0.3 of a millimeter. The most challenging being the engraving on specific areas almost impossible to set, like the tail tip, only seven-tenths of a millimeter long. The whole structure is sandblasted treated under, and fully polished on the top.


  • Caliber CAB-SNK-V1, manually winding with Swiss lever escapement, entirely conceived, 
developed and built by the Cabestan Manufacture
  • Total of 942 components, fully assembled and regulated by hand
  • Tourbillon regulated at 6 positions with constant force delivered by a system of fusée-and-chain
  • Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 Hz
  • Breguet-style overcoil, Geneva stud
  • Balance amplitude : 240°
  • Vertical system of wheels in gold or nickel-plated bronze, rhodium-plated bottom plate, bridges, 
and pinions
  • Stainless steel chain 160 mm long composed of 235 links and 156 rivets, all assembled manually
  • Time-setting and winding with individual crowns
  • Manual finishing of all components: beveling, polishing, drawing, milling and circular graining
  • 3D sphere representing the moon phase at the center of the movement, winding with an 
individual crown
  • One white gold 3D Snake structure of 22mmx15mm, hand made and finished


  • Hours, minutes and seconds displayed on three engraved rotary 
drums, coloured markings in Super Luminova
  • Moon Phase in 3D
  • Power reserve of 72 hours (indicated by the SnakeNera head) displayed on an engraved rotary drum, coloured markings in Super Luminova


  • Cases in brushed and polished natural palladium white gold, 5N rose gold
  • Two sapphire crystals hand-fitted to each case (case and back)
  • Three functional capstans: winding, time setting and 3D-moon setting
  • Two functional capstans : winding and time setting
  • Limited edition of 8 unique pieces