Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

The Sea Shepherd Challenge is a special, custom timepiece project successfully executed by Artisans de Genève, an independent Swiss company specialized in the personalization of timepieces.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge - The Rolex submariner with moonphase

Artisans de Genève has customized Rolex® Submariner® Date of Paul Watson, the conservation and environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. As a seasoned seafarer, Paul Watson finds his way using the night’s sky, and predicts the tides by watching the Moon.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

Thus, the sources of inspiration for the ‘Sea Shepherd Challenge’ were deep blue ocean waters and the moon with star-studded deep blue night sky. On his request, the talented craftsmen of the Swiss atelier have modified his personal Submariner® watch by adding a lunar phase module. Now, instead of the Date display at 3 o’ clock, this unique timepiece features a realistic moon phase indicator at 6 ‘o clock.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

This unique and customized timepiece boasts an aventurine dial inspired by the star-studded night sky. The bezel insert is also made of aventurine. The sides of the case are laser engraved for a flawless allure, the outlines are satin-brushed and the bevels are polished by hand.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

The 3135 mechanical self-winding movement is angled, circular-grained, and polished by hand. Artisans de Genève added an additional module to the movement to create the moonphase complication.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

Admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, the self-winding movement highlights a white gold oscillating weight with an aventurine insert.

Artisans de Genève: The Sea Shepherd Challenge

Technical details

Base: Rolex ® 116610
Bezel: Steel with an aventurine bezel insert
Dial: Aventurine, moonphase disc with Grand Feu enamel. Silver hand carved moon.
Movement: beveled, circular grained, polished by hand. MoonPhase additional module
Rotor: White gold with an aventurine insert
Crown: Blue line
Caseback: Laser carved, polished facets
Back: Sapphire glass
Water-resistance: up to 300 meters

For more details, please visit https://www.artisansdegeneve.com/en/challenges/challenges-x/the-sea-shepherd-challenge/

Disclaimer:

  • Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces.
  • Artisans de Genève is not affiliated with Rolex SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever.
  • This personalization was ordered for his private use by a customer who owns a Rolex® timepiece.