History, values and characteristics
"Petrus" first in time
KEFA has exclusively reproduced the coats of arms of the Vatican City and Pope Francis on the “Petrus” watch in order to convey the meanings, values, importance, and strength of these symbols to future generations.
The coat of arms of the Vatican City State
The coat of arms of the Vatican City State is the heraldic emblem of the independent state of the Vatican City, described in official documents with the words «Decussated keys surmounted by the papal tiara on a red field».
The coat of arms of Pope Francis
In its essential lines, Pope Francis decided to retain his coat of arms, chosen for his episcopal consecration and distinguished by a linear simplicity.
Custodians of the keys of the
Kingdom of Heaven
The triregnum or tiara is the Pope’s own headdress: it represents the triple Church (militant, suffering, triumphant), but also the three powers of the Pope, the father of princes and kings, rector of the world and Christ’s Vicar on Earth. Lappets hang from the triregnum, each decorated with a cross pattée.
Represented beneath the triregnum, the keys are symbolic of the legate that Jesus Christ left to St. Peter (the custody of the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven) and then to Christianity, decussated in the shape of St. Andrew’s Cross. The decussated keys of St. Peter have been the official emblem of the Holy See since the 14th century.
The coat of arms of Pope Francis
“miserando atque eligendo”
The motto of the Holy Father Francis is taken from the Homilies of St. Bede the Venerable, a priest who, commenting on the evangelical episode of the vocation of St. Matthew, wrote: “Vidit ergo lesus publicanum et quia miserando atque eligendo vidit, ait illi Sequere me””.
The blue shield is surmounted by the symbols of papal dignity: a mitre placed between decussated gold and silver keys bound by a red cord. Uppermost, the emblem of the order of origin of the Pope, the Society of Jesus, dominates over all.
A radiant and flaming sun with the charges of the letters IHS in red, the monogram of Christ. The letter H is surmounted by a cross, while three black nails point downward.
Beneath it, we find a star and the spikenard flower. According to the ancient heraldic tradition, the star symbolizes the Virgin Mary, mother of Christ and the Church, whereas the spikenard flower indicates St. Joseph, patron saint of the Universal Church. In fact, in the Hispanic iconographic tradition, St. Joseph is depicted with a branch of spikenard in his hand.
By placing these images on his shield, the Pope wished to express his particular devotion to the Holy Virgin and St. Joseph.
The watch’s technical features
Water Resistant 10 ATM.
Power reserve: 44 hours
Functions: Central hands for hours, minutes, seconds, and date indicator
Case: in glossy 316L steel
Case diameter: 39 mm
Crown: flared screw with Kefa logo
Movement: Automatic Swiss STP-1-11; 28,800 oscillations per hour; 4 Hz; 26 Jewels
Dial: with embossed coat of arms and 12 applied indices and date at “3 o’clock”
Strap: crocodile print leather, Made in Italy, with deployment clasp.
Back: solid with embossed coat of arms fastened with 6 screws.
KEFA guarantees it will repair/replace the watch for any technical defect for 24 months (excluding leather straps, plastic components and crystals). KEFA guarantees the perfect functioning and replacement of all parts that have manufacturing defects during the warranty period.
KEFA uses only non-allergenic materials, in compliance with international laws. This warranty certificate formally excludes any defect due to accident, improper use or abuse of the product (collision, impact, etc.) and is necessary for using the service.