Artisans de Genève introduces «La Blausee», their latest interpretation of the Rolex Daytona, a skeleton with manual winding. To craft this creation, the Maison has drawn inspiration from the marvelous colours and quietness of the Blausee area in Switzerland.
Inspired by the first Daytona models, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece is a result of hundreds of hours of work. Each component of the 4130 movement is skeletonized with the highest precision, sandblasted and beveled by hand before receiving a nickel palladium finish giving it this unique color.
Paying a homage to the classic timepieces and to the first Daytonas, with their manual winding, was a tremendous challenge. It took Artisans de Genève two years of research and development to create a barrel that would meet their expectations. The barrel replaces the automatic winding mechanism and the rotor, allowing «La Blausee» to have a power reserve of 72 hours, similar to an automatic system.
The tachymeter ceramic bezel is entirely realized in Artisans de Genève Swiss workshops. The piece is a delicate reminder of the colors of Blausee. It’s fully polished and brushed by hand.
The dial is skeletonized by hand before receiving a sandblasted finish that gives it this unique and intense black color. The case highlights a combination of savoir-faire: satin-brushed horns, sandblasted back and polished angles.
The original pushers are replaced with the “Millerighe” ones, a reference to the first Daytonas.
«La Blausee» bears the Artisans de Genève signature, a transparent and engraved sapphire back that lets the beauty of the skeleton movement shine through.
● Base: Rolex® 116520
● Diameter: 40mm
● Dial: Skeleton / Sandblasted finish / phosphorescent green indexes
● Hands: Sandblasted / diamond finish
● Bezel: Blue Ceramic Bezel
● Case: Rolex® 916L steel
● Movement: Modified 4130 movement, skeletonized, sandblasted and beveled by hand, Nickel palladium finish. Manual winding: 72 hours of power reserve
● Balanced Bridge: Handmade, ultra-thin, and polished
● Barrel ratchet: Handmade/ beveled/ polished
● Water-resistance: Waterproof up to 100 meters
● Polishing: Handmade
● Back: Titanium – ultra-thin / transparent sapphire