Artisans De Genève, the bespoke watch specialist based in Switzerland, unveils their second customization project for Andrea Pirlo.
The first project assigned by Andrea Pirlo was to sculpt a skeletonized version of his Rolex® Submariner®. Artisans De Genève meticulously carried out the so called Andrea Pirlo Project in 2019.
Impressed by the talent and artistic know-how of Artisans De Genève’s craftsmen, the soccer legend wanted an extreme customization for his own Rolex® 114060 submariner watch. This time, he wanted to embellish the timepiece with unique colors: a distinguished blend of azure blue and rose gold.
The Andrea Pirlo Azzurro Challenge is a unique and personalised piece realized for the football champion by Artisans De Genève. Each modification was crafted to give Andrea’s timepiece a unique allure. The entire openwork dial has been enhanced in azure blue — a symbolic color for the football champion.
The indexes are made from steel. Andrea Pirlo wanted to keep the forged carbon insert that was essential to the timepiece’s sporty look. The bezel boasts a unique number: a 21 index in rose gold that recalls the jersey number that the champion wore throughout his career. The case features an exceptional savoir-faire. The chamfers are polished, the middle casing is entirely satin and the underside is sandblasted.
To reflect and embody Andrea Pirlo’s technicity and refinement, his 3130 caliber has been cut, beveled and polished by hand, while being treated in rose gold for an elegant touch. Our artisans used all their expertise to revisit the initial personalization with a harmony of special colors. The screws are painted in blue. The transparent back reveals the skeletonized gold rotor, engraved with the inscription «Il Maestro 1995-2017» — a tribute to his career.
Base: Rolex® 114060
Bezel: carbon forged insert
Hands: Blue and white, mirror-polished.
Rotor: Tungsten, satined, beveled by hand
Dial: Openwork, blue, steel indexes, luminova
Movement: 3130 modified, skeletonized and
beveled, rose gold finishing
Balance Bridge: handcrafted, extra-thin, polished
[ Note: This personalization was requested by Andrea Pirlo. Artisans de Genève is not affiliated nor authorized by Rolex SA.]