The Exotic Challenge (Tribute)

the exotic challenge in the hands of a craftsman

Prelude

A new tribute to vintage timepieces, this challenge was unique for our workshop, in particular because our client wanted a contrast of colors. So we had to make an exotic dial that would refine the 100% vintage look of a gold timepiece.
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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the exotic challenge face closeup

The
Specifications

Technical Sheet

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Base
Rolex® Daytona® 116508 solid gold
diameter
39.5mm
Glass
Plexi Glass
Dial
Exotic black and cream Modified by hand
Hands
Refined gold hands
Bezel
Handmade bakelite
case
Machined and finished by hand
Pushers
22ct solid gold smooth “pump” push-buttons
Materials
Solid gold
Bracelet
Solid gold bracelet Handmade alligator strap
Sealing
100m waterproof (Except for the alligator strap)
Polishing
12h/6h Vintage Polishing
Movement
Rolex® 4130 modified with 22ct gold rotor
Back
Transparent sapphire
the exotic challenge side view
Vintage watches are a perpetual source of inspiration for watchmaking enthusiasts. Our client has given us a major challenge : to give his gold timepiece a vintage look that would pay tribute to the most iconic timepieces. Smooth push buttons, exotic dial, refined hands … As many details that come answer to those demanding specifications.

Infinitely
Eternal

Legendary

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the exotic challenge put showing pushers
the exotic challenge face closeup

Modifications

Focus

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the exotic challenge engraved back

Transparent back

The case back wears our signature, a sapphire glass that allows glimpsing the movement and its gold rotor.
the exotic challenge dial

The Exotic dial

We reworked the dial to give it a vintage look. It is dressed delicately with a unique blend of black and cream.
the exotic challenge case and pushers

The case

The case has been machined and finished by hand to give it the look of the 1970’s watches.

The Craftsmen’s
View

Our greatest asset

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Time is our greatest asset. The time we take to modify each piece, to study each detail, to assemble and control. Being craftsmen means having the time to love what we do.
André. Watchmaker
portrait of Andre, Craftsman
the exotic challenge
Nous avons remplacé les poussoirs originaux par des poussoirs lisses dits «pompes», rappelant ceux des garde-temps d’une époque chère à notre client. Les aiguilles des heures et minutes sont affinées, polies et diamantées, elles subliment avec discrétion toute la richesse du cadran. Cette personnalisation unique est assortie d’un bracelet en alligator fait main.

Tribute

Watchmaking Graal

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the exotic challenge with alligator strap
the exotic challenge profile in dark