The Tribute Steel Albino AG03

Tribute to Albino custom watch
The mystery of the “Oyster® Albino” has inspired our collector of antique timepieces. He wanted to capture the singularity and uniqueness of this iconic model while lending his watch all the character of the Albino. The Rolex® Daytona® Oyster® Albino 6263 fascinates collectors for its rarity and unique aesthetics. The first piece would have appeared in 1971, and there would be only three in the world. It was made emblematic by its monochrome silver dial, which earned it the famous nickname "Albino."
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.

The Specifications

Technical sheet

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Base
116520
Dial
Silver sunray finish
Diameter
39.5mm
Hands
Flame-blued, tie at 3 o’clock, a straight stick at 6 o’clock, and a pointed stick at 9 o’clock.
Bezel
Bakelite
Case
Machined,crown guards removed
Balance Bridge
Mirror-Polished, beveled by hand
Barrel
“In house-manufactured”
Chrono Bridge
Machined by hand, Côtes de Genève, hand-finished
Movement
4130 hand-wound movement, 72 hours power reserve
Back
Transparent Saphir, individually engraved
Water Resistance
100m waterproof
Albino 6263 personalization
This challenge is the result of an artisanal adventure combining know-how and modernity. Paying tribute to this iconic and extremely rare model was a major challenge for our craftsmen. Elegant and refined, our collector’s personalization is set apart by its monochrome dial, flame-blued hands, and its 4130 movement that has been entirely modified and finished by hand. The automatic system was replaced by a hand-wound mechanism developed in-house, which offers the timepiece a 72-hours power reserve. The movement is delicately enhanced by the entirely handcrafted côtes de Genève.

Tribute to
Steel Albino AG 03

Monochrome

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Tribute to Albino custom watch
albino dial
watch sketch

Modifications

Focus

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Bakelite bezel

The Bezel

The steel bezel has been replaced by a bakelite one crafted in our workshops.
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The Dial

The dial has been reworked with a hand-finished silver sunray finish. The counters feature three distinctly shaped hands: a tie at 3 o’clock, a straight stick at 6 o’clock, and a pointed stick at 9 o’clock. They are entirely flame-blued, giving each one a unique color.
Albino Dial

The Pushers

As a tribute to the original design, the traditional pushers have been replaced by “Millerighe” MK00 pushers crafted in our workshops.
watch sketch

The Craftsmen’s
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An Adventure

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Oscillating between mystery and enchantment, this challenge is above all the result of a watchmaking adventure, the combination of craftsmanship and technical innovation to make a dream come true.
André. Craftsman
Andre Craftsman at Artisans de Genève
Case Back of the Tribute to 6263 Albino
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Every detail has been thought out and reworked to ensure that the reputation of the reference model is never compromised. The case was machined and finished by hand, the horns were satin-finished and the edges polished. The back of the case was completely sandblasted. An association of know-how magnified by each craft. A unique detail, the balance bridge was entirely designed in our workshop. It bears several finishes: extra-fine, mirror-polished, and interior angles; all meticulous watchmaking techniques that give it a timeless look.

Refinement

Details

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blued steel hands
watch and magnifying glass

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.