The Pearl

Each timepiece is infused with the memories of its owner, crossing generations to weave a unique story. Our client, a collector, entrusted us with the almost inconceivable project of reinterpreting his timepiece as a skeleton. It took all the devotion of our artisans to bring this unprecedented project to to life.
Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. We are not affiliated with PATEK PHILIPPE SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Patek Philippe® timepiece, for his private use. It is an example of our know-how and the personalization services we offer at our customers' request.

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sketch of a nautilus
sketch of watch hands
sketch of a main plate
sketch of a skeleton watch
dial sketch

M.B.H
Specs

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Forged carbon bezel
Skeletonized, bevelled, and 12h/6h polished dial, rose gold applied indexes
Rose gold H/M hands, satin finishing in the center
Seconds hands: rose gold, sandblasted
Modified, skeletonized, beveled, and satin-polished 26-330 SC caliber, anthracite treatment
Handmade mirror-polished balance bridge
Skeletonized 21-carat gold rotor, beveled and satin-polished by hand
Original case and strap
carbon forged bezel of The Pearl Project
technical plan of The Pearl Project

A timeless
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The 5711 model carries a long heritage, a testament to the refinement and talent of the Patek Philippe® Manufacture, which we strived to live up to. Throughout this project, we aimed to preserve the original Manufacturer’s codes, while instilling the timepiece with our own vision. Beveling, polishing, satin finishing, circular-graining, forged carbon bezel. Each detail was carefully thought out and executed by our artisans all over Switzerland. A combination of arts and crafts carried out by enthusiasts serving a unique project.
close up of The pearl project dial
“An outstanding
adventure
M.B.H, collector
As watchmaking enthusiasts, we are, in my family, collectors from father to son. The Nautilus® model has taken on particular importance to us. It has been passed down through the generations, from my father’s first model 3700 to my 5711. When I contacted Artisans de Genève to submit this project, my dream was to be able to gaze at my timepiece’s heart beat, I did not know what could come out of it. We worked on it together for 3 years, and it was an outstanding adventure. The result exceeds my expectations; Artisans de Genève has achieved a technical and aesthetic feat. They have turned my piece into a real work of art, a gem.
The pearl project skeletonized gold rotor

Focus

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The Bezel

One of our signatures, the forged carbon bezel was developed specifically for this project. Octagonal in shape, the piece is handcrafted and enhances the timepiece’s sporty look while following the rounded lines of the case.
the pearl project skeletonized dial

The Dial

The dial was entirely skeletonized, then beveled by hand. It features a 12h/6h satin finishing endowed with a matte finish. The rose gold markers enhance the subtle color contrast.

The Hands

We developed a new shape of hands. They are carved, beveled, and satin-finished by hand and provide unparalleled readability.
case and bracelet of the 5711
 skeleton movement of the pearl project
skeleton and rose gold hands of the pearl project

Skeleton
Movement

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The 26-330 calibre was entirely skeletonized. It took us 3 years to achieve this design. Each piece is beveled by hand; some are satin-polished, others are circular-grained. Exclusively, for this project we created a balance bridge with a mirror-polished finish. The gold rotor is skeletonized and beveled by hand; while subtly revealing the pure and graphic lines of the movement.
skeletonized caliber of The Pearl Project
Ref: AG-PP.26-330S/PRL-BH-26
Recto
skeleton caliber 26-330
Ref: AG-PP.26-330S/PRL-BH-26
Verso
back of the skeleton caliber 26-330
“The embodiment
of our passion for
watchmaking
Gil. Craftsman
For more than ten years, we have had the pleasure of sharing extraordinary projects with our clients. This is a unique privilege. This project symbolizes our quest, our devotion, and all our love for watchmaking, its history and its values. It is the embodiment of all our passion for this exceptional craft. It has allowed us to overcome our limits while fulfilling the ultimate dream of our client.
Gil, craftsman at Artisans de Genève
The pearl project personalization
Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. We are not affiliated with PATEK PHILIPPE SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Patek Philippe® timepiece, for his private use. It is an example of our know-how and the personalization services we offer at our customers' request.

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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.