The Rough Matte Diver by Artisans de Genève is a custom-modified Rolex Submariner watch. This timepiece features a unique aesthetics thanks to an exclusive combination of matte and mirror polishing known as Dual Tone polishing.
The Dual Tone polishing is an exclusive in-house technique by Artisans de Genève. The bracelet, the top and the bottom of the case are sandblasted by hand and each side is mirror finished, giving the timepiece a unique contrast. Unlike any PVD matte finish, the sandblasting brings a subtle satin look that perfectly completes the glow of the mirror.
The Rough Matt Diver wears orange and blue colors: blue dial, orange indexes, sea blue ceramic bezel with orange indexes. Artisans de Genève has replaced the hands with very special shaped ones. Each hand has been lacquered in matte black. They also applied the hours and seconds hands a gorgeous domed orange lacquer. Each hand is individually painted by hand. Finally, the watch features transparent case back engraved, numbered and polished by hand.
The Rough Matt Diver watch preserves the original qualities of the Rolex 3130 mechanism, which is modified with a signature 21ct massive gold rotor that can be viewed through the transparent sapphire case back. The oscillating weight wears a Geneva stripe pattern and has a circular polishing.
The Rolex one-way ceramic bezel is a technological masterpiece. It is specifically designed to remain intact even in most difficult situations. It always shows the right time with perfect accuracy. Artisans de Genève has developed a Sea Blue ceramic bezel, with orange indexes made by hand with a needle.
Artisans de Genève has applied a 12h/6h brush before plating the dial in blue PVD. Each point is circled in orange and gets a luminous material that glows in the dark in blue.
Based in Geneva Switzerland, Les Artisans de Genève offers an exclusive service of watch modification, based on styles selected for the technical expertise, and with the utmost respect for the watchmaking house it comes from. Modifications are made exclusively upon request for a very limited number of timepieces, in their workshops, by independent and highly skilled craftsmen. Les Artisans de Genève is independent, and their independence is a testament of quality and creativity.