The Classic Challenge (Tribute)

the classic challenge in box

Prelude

The Classic Challenge is a tribute to vintage timepieces. Our client, a collector with a passion for the 1970's motor racing world, wanted a personalization inspired by these years, which also marked a turning point in watchmaking history. This challenge was twofold, as our client desired a variation of his personalization represented by two dials.
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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Silvar Dial the classic challenge

The
Specifications

Technical Sheet

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Base
Rolex® Daytona® 116520
diameter
39.5mm
Dial
Modified by hand. Made in silver and in black.
Bezel
Handmade bakelite
case
Machined and finished by hand
Materials
Stainless steel
Sealing
100m waterproof
Polishing
12h/6h Vintage Polishing
Movement
Rolex® 4130 modified with 22ct gold rotor
Back
Transparent sapphire
the classic challenge flying face
Style, elegance, and simplicity. The essence of this challenge was to successfully transform each of our client’s pieces by adorning them with emblematic details inspired from vintage timepieces, such as the bakelite bezel, the “hat” hands, or the satin-finish while preserving the features of the existing model.

Timeless
Style

Rarity

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the classic challenge screw down pushers
Silvar Dial the classic challenge

Modifications

Focus

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bakelite bezel

Bakelite Bezel

A typical element of models from the 1970s, the Bakelite bezel is entirely handmade in our workshops in Switzerland. It enhances the appeal of this customization.
Silver Dial Personalized Timepiece

The dial

The dial has been reworked by hand and features the iconic codes of vintage models. The piece was both crafted in silver and black.
the classic challenge Case and pushers

The case

The case has been machined and finished by hand to embody the allure of the 1970’s timepieces.

The Craftsmen’s
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Hommage

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It was a significant challenge to make this timepiece unique by giving it the aesthetic details of watchmaking icons while maintaining the reliability of the Rolex® 116520 model.
Christian. Master watchmaker
Portrait Artisan Christian
the classic challenge split face black dial
The hands are refined, diamond polished to give them the typical « hat » angle. They perfectly underline the richness of the dial. The latter represent actual figures of the style of vintage dials, from which they take up the codes and details. They are handmade in silver and black.

Figure of
Style

Double Tribute

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the Classic challenge split face silver dial
the Classic challenge silver full close up