The Lenny Kravitz LK01 Challenge

Lenny Kravitz with the LK01 watch
We have always had a great respect for Lenny Kravitz’s work and it was a great challenge to shape a watch to his image. Together we made the extraordinary bet to combine modernism with reliability, while preserving the features of classic watches. We also wanted the case itself to be a unique piece, blending the universe of watchmaking with musical arts.
This personalization has been requested by a private customer. It is a sample of our know-how and of the personalization services made upon request of our customers. If you would like to customize your timepiece in the same way or following your wishes, please contact us. Please note that due to the limited capacity of our workshops, we are not able to satisfy every demands so please accept our apologies in advance.

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Because we provide crafts services made in a very limited capacity, Artisans de Genève is not able to satisfy all demands.
Closeup of Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch

Lenny’s
Specifications

Technical Sheet

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Base
Rolex® Daytona® 116523
diameter
39.5mm
Dial
Modified by hand
Bezel
Handmade bakelite
case
Machined and finished by hand Treated in Black DLC
Bracelet
Barenia calf strap Original steel bracelet treated in DLC
Materials
Stainless steel
Sealing
100m waterproof (except for the barenia strap)
Polishing
12h/6h Vintage Polishing
Movement
Rolex® 4130 modified with 22ct gold rotor Entirely treated in black DLC
Back
Transparent sapphire
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch split face
The The Lenny Kravitz LK01 Challenge blends modernity with classicism, while bringing vintage touches inspired by Lenny Kravitz’s favorite models. The case of the original Rolex® Daytona® 116523 has been treated in black DLC. The ceramic bezel was replaced by a handmade golden bakelite bezel. The dial, also modified by hand, displays gold markings and timers as well as the famous red Daytona marking that we preserved.

Deep Black and
Sparkling Gold

Modern vintage

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Lenny Kravitz LK 01 watch face split right
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch back
Portrait of Lenny Kravitz with his LK01 watch
I’ve been collecting watches for more than 20 years now and have always had a special affection for classic timepieces, loaded with history and life. When I met Artisans de Genève, I immediately seized the opportunity to create my own version of the classic watch. It was also extremely important that the timepiece was to be made by true experts without any compromise in the quality.

Lenny Kravitz

Making a classic
Timepiece

Lenny’s view

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Lenny Kravitz and his Daytona
Lenny Kravitz wearing the LK01 watch
Shapes of the Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch strap
We replaced the bracelet of the base Rolex® Daytona® 116523 by a Barenia calf leather strap, specially designed by Lenny Kravitz and entirely made by hand. The original steel bracelet is also provided. It has been treated in black DLC.

Rock‘n’roll is
Timeless

The Strap

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Artisan making the Lenny Kravitz LK0 strap
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch side close up
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch laying on box
The case is a unique piece entirely handmade and equipped with a JBL Bluetooth speaker. You can listen and cast your music from everywhere. The speaker is accessible from the back of the case with two buttons (Bluetooth coupling and power on/off), it is rechargeable via the case’s USB port with the USB cable provided.

Exclusive Bluetooth
Speaker Box

More than a box

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Lennky Kravitz speaker box USB plug
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch in its box
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch movement

Paint it
Black

Chronometry

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The Rolex® 4130 movement is entirely treated in black and holds a 22ct gold rotor which can be glimpsed through a transparent back 100m waterproof. Both, the case and the rotor are Artisans de Genève’s signature.
Lenny Kravitz watch profile

Some of our
Past Challenges

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You can discover below some challenges that we took for our clients. We are ready to take the one you will give us on your own favorite timepiece.