In partnership with the Columbian racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Geneva based luxury watch customization specialist Artisans de Genève has created « La Montoya », an audacious and sporty reinterpretation of the Rolex Daytona model. The specially modified watch collection comes in an edition limited to 50 pieces.
The major highlight of this watch is its skeletonised movement. The « La Montoya » houses the customized and skeletonised version of the iconic Rolex Caliber 4130. This caliber of exception is dismounted piece by piece, cut, angled, and finished by hand in the Vallée de Joux. This painstaking work of movement modification was done by Philippe Narbel.
The dial resonates with the automotive world. It has been skeletoned and angled by hand. Each hand is individually polished by hand. The red arrow chrono hand is sandblasted. The counter hands were replaced with special shaped ones. Just as their hands, the counters are individually painted by hand and wear the colors of Juan Pablo Montoya’s beloved Colombia.
The bezel from the original model was replaced by a tachymeter bezel machined in a forged carbon block. It was conceived and produced by Artisans de Genève.
“La Montoya” wears Artisans de Genève’s signature: a solid gold rotor. Manufactured entirely in 22 carat grey gold, and completely openwork, it enhances the beauty of the angled movement. It was polished with a circular finishing and blends into the movement’s perfection.
This timepiece wears another signature, the transparent sapphire back, individually engraved, numbered and polished by hand.