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 workshops, mainly because our client required a contrast of colors. We had to craft an exotic dial that would fully enhance the 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 an endless source of inspiration for watchmaking enthusiasts. Our client has entrusted us with a significant challenge, to realize a vintage revival on this timepiece, that would pay tribute to the most iconic models. Smooth pushers, exotic dial, refined hands… As many details that come to meet these specific requirements.

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 back features our exclusive signature, a sapphire glass designed to admire the movement and its gold rotor. The back is individually engraved.
the exotic challenge dial

The Exotic dial

We reworked the dial so it would have the retro allure of the 1970’s timepieces. The piece is delicately adorned with a unique blend of black and cream.
the exotic challenge case and pushers

The case

The case is entirely machined and finished by hand for a vintage look.

The Craftsmen’s
View

Our greatest asset

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Time is our greatest asset. The time that we take to modify every piece, to study every detail, to assemble and control. Being artisans means having the time to love what we do.
André. Watchmaker
portrait of Andre, Craftsman
the exotic challenge
We replaced the original pushers with smooth “pump” pushers, reminiscent of timepieces from an era dear to our client. The hours and minutes hands are refined and diamond polished. They discreetly enhance the richness of the dial. This unique personalization comes with a handmade alligator strap.

Tribute

Watchmaking Graal

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