ARTISANS DE GENEVE – The Shades of Blue

ARTISANS DE GENEVE, the bespoke watchmaking workshop based in Geneva, Switzerland, has recently finished a custom watch project with code name: The Shades of Blue. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Rolex® Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, for his private use.

ARTISANS DE GENEVE - The Shades of Blue

As desired by a private customer, the Geneva atelier has commissioned a customized Rolex® 116500 watch. The dial of ‘The Shades of Blue’ features a matt intense blue that enhances the overall contrast and intensity of the timepiece. ARTISANS DE GENEVE added sky blue counters and steel hands for a distinctive allure. The blue bakelite bezel is a nod to vintage watches.

ARTISANS DE GENEVE - The Shades of Blue

The 4130 movement is polished and beveled by hand, the upper automatic bridge and the balance bridge are hand-beveled, embellished by “Côtes de Genève” and circular satin-brushed finishings.

ARTISANS DE GENEVE - The Shades of Blue

The case has been machined and polished by hand, the original pushers have been replaced by “Millerighe” ones, completing the vintage feel. The transparent sapphire glass back allows one to fully appreciate the movement and rotor.

ARTISANS DE GENEVE - The Shades of Blue

The watch is supplied with an additional leather alligator strap that perfects its vintage look. Its folding clasp was specially developed and engraved by Artisans de Genève.

ARTISANS DE GENEVE - The Shades of Blue

Technical details

Project name: The Shades of Blue
Base model: Rolex ® 116500

Case
Pushers: Millerighe

Dial
Matte with an intense blue, sky blue counters
Hands: Rhodium-plated, polished by hand, seconds hand white arrow
Bezel: blue bakelite

Movement
4130 beveled and polished by hand, handmade balance bridge
Rotor: 21 carats, flame-blued

Bracelet
Steel and navy alligator strap with a steel folding

Project page: https://www.artisansdegeneve.com/en/challenges/shades-of-blue/

Disclaimer by Artisans de Genève: Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. We are not affiliated with ROLEX SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Rolex® timepiece, for his private use. It is an example of our know-how and the personalization services we offer at our customers’ request.