Swiss watch brand Pilo & Co Geneva presents a collection named after Montecristo, an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The watch dial boasts a terrestrial globe whose blue of some versions is reminiscent of marine infiniteness. One blinks in front of the iridescent sea spray of the skyline, also in front of the ‘soleillé guillochage’ of the dial.
Suddenly, as steep as the cliffs that inspired Alexandre Dumas, the Roman numerals and hour markers rise beyond the main relief of the dial. They are like claws clinging to the idea of catching a world whose countdown is perceived at 6:00 am, via a small minute hand.
The brand offers eight models in this new collection. Four models have a leather strap, recognizable by its orange inner band that adds strength and portability. The other four have a 316L steel wrist strap with a folding buckle also made of the same steel as the case.
In addition to these aesthetic and technical options, there is also this little touch of British spirit, in the marine chronometry timepieces style: blued hands crafted according to the purest watchmaking traditions.
This is a deliberate allusion to authentic watchmaking codes and the fact that in 1852 the Englishman George Watson Taylor bought the island to build a mansion and to plant a full-scale garden of rare shoots and different species.
The Pilo & Co Genève Montecristo watches are water-resistant to 30 metres, with a screw-down crown and an engraved back. Available in all 316L steel, in bicolor 316L steel and PVD pink gold, these watches are offered in two sizes: with a diameter of 41 mm or 44 mm.
Its multi-level dial features a date at 3 o’clock, a small seconds at 6 o’clock and blued hour indexes and numerals. The watch is powered with a high precision Swiss quartz caliber.
Recommended values net of tax: for the leather strap version CHF 298.00, with metal strap CHF 368.00.