Million pound wristwatch

A wristwatch estimated to be around £1m and featuring a micro-sculpture from local artist Willard Wigan is going on show this weekend

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Amazing artwork so small it is invisible to the naked eye

The pinhead next to the artwork shows how incredibly small it really is Credit: Willard Wigan

One of the world's most expensive watches will be on display tomorrow at Staffordshire University, it is worth more than £1 million.

The watch contains a sculpture by one of the Midlands most celebrated artists, but it is so small you need a microscope to see it.

'Out of this world' the art work is enjoyed by royalty and celebrities Credit: Willard Wigan

Willard Wigan's sculptures have been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

He has an MBE from the Queen, who also owns one his works, as does Simon Cowell, Mike Tyson and Sir Elton John.

The art is so small that special microscopes have to be used to see it Credit: Willard Wigan

The sculptures that Willard creates are so small they cannot be seen by the naked eye, so small, they fit easily in the eye of a needle.

John Lennon, the former Beatles band member Credit: Willard Wigan

The watch will be available to see at a free talk Wilard is giving tomorrow at the University, the rest of his collection is on display there next week.

They really do need to be seen to be believed.

Amy Winehouse the former award winning singer Credit: Willard Wigan
One small step for man: An astronaut and flag mark the giant leap for mankind Credit: Willard Wigan

Willard Wigan's free talk, 'Explaining the eighth wonder of the world', takes place at Staffordshire University's Science Centre on Saturday 16th March at 11am.

It celebrates the opening of his 'Art Meets Science' touring exhibition of micro-sculptures which is at the University until March 22nd.

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