Switzerland based designer ROMAIN VOLLET announces his new watch collection: The Motor Skull. To be unveiled at Baselworld 2015, the new timepiece collection from the young Geneva brand ROMAIN VOLLET is a perfect fusion of a rebellious spirit and an audacious elegance. Inspired by the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Motor Skull endorses the symbolism of the skull decorated, enhanced by an automatic mechanical movement skeleton.
The designer chooses the skull, a true symbol of freedom and non-conformism, to embody a contemporary and Rock vision of the watchmaking world. This vanity has a strong visual power with a finely perforated and laminated dial. It subtly reveals the parts of this timepiece and one can admire its skeleton mechanical movement.
At the back on the rotor, the famous Bob Dylan song entitled “Forever Young” is engraved as a leitmotiv. This hymn to life reminds us, like a memento mori, the importance of fully enjoying every moment.
ROMAIN VOLLET was born in 1979 in the Geneva region. Graduated in Applied Arts in Paris, he continued his studies in Industrial Design in England, then in Italy, before settling in Paris in 2002. After many years of collaboration with well-known brands, he moved to Geneva in 2015 to launch his own watch line. With his first collection, ROMAIN VOLLET gives his personnel vision of watchmaking.
By redefining and broadening the codes, he imposes a contemporary style that combines the rigor of the watch classicism and the alternative energy of an independent culture.
In reflection of its time, the elegance is revealed through a refined and sharp design, a robust mechanism and noble material, which provide ROMAIN VOLLET timepieces character and quality.
Motor Skull is available in Stainless Steel and Black PVD coated stainless steel and Red Gold.
Type: Skeleton self-winding mechanical
Frequency: 21’600 Alt/h
Power reserve: +36 hours
Hours, Minutes, Seconds
400/Black PVD coated SS with Stainless steel bezel
500/Black PVD coated Stainless steel
600/Stainless steel with red gold bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 11.65 mm
Glass: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 100 m
Rhodium or black
Material: Black matte genuine calf leather
Buckle type: Folding clasp with pushers