“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Honey
Green

Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. We are not affiliated with ROLEX SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Rolex® timepiece, for his private use. It is an example of our know-how and the personalization services we offer at our customers' request.
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

The Project

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The client, a vintage watch enthusiast, entrusted us with a styling exercise that turned into a true challenge: personalizing his yellow gold Daytona® while working with only one color: a particular green he had always dreamt of. The search for colors is always an exciting quest. It appeals to the senses, materials, and our story. So naturally, he decided to name his customization: “Honey Green.”

“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
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Development

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Green is difficult to grasp; a slightly different shade changes its meaning. Tinted in white, with green for a soft and fresh appearance , while the yellow tone expresses strength and vitality. Our client was looking for a particular green, somewhat dark, close to an English green, but with a slight blue touch that brings notes of elegance. This color had to blend with the materials harmoniously on every finish: from the bakelite of the insert to the sunray dial to the gold timepiece. It needed to uphold a vintage look; every detail had to pay homage to the iconic watches he cherishes so much. It was all about balance.

“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Colors

The Perfect Duo

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Green and Yellow Gold have always symbolized timeless elegance. Colorists like to call this duo: The Perfect Match. However, it’s a combination full of contrast. The brilliance and strength of yellow gold, with the softness and poetry of majestic green. It’s a duo that does not need to be explained as it’s obvious at the first glance.

“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
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For me, green represents hope, freedom, and a certain sweetness of life. I have worn this color through every new stage of my life. I always thought that it was a color that needed to be more present in watchmaking, and I never found my ideal shade of green: a green that would have the elegance of blue while keeping its originality and intensity. As a vintage watch enthusiast, I wanted my timepiece to have this inimitable vintage style. Entrusting this project to Artisans de Genève was an obvious choice. They are alchemists of color and know-how.
Mr. S.L
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Details

Chameleon color

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“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
The project has allowed us to push our limits, during months we have worked to develop this perfect match of colors, so that they could perfectly fusion with the know-how.
Gil. Artisan

Signatures

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“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Bezel

In bakelite, the bezel insert pays homage to the watches of a past time. Lacquered with a green color developed by our artisans, it bears a gold decal contrasting with the green dial.
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Dial

The oil-green dial has a sunray finish; the color reveals itself in the green or blue light. The counters are then sandblasted with gold powder to bring a vintage touch.
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Pushers

Millerighe pushers have replaced the pushers of our client’s timepiece with striated lines, typical of early chronographs. Together with the machined crown-guard, they complete its refined curves.

Realization

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The dial is the centerpiece of this customization. The sunray finish expresses all the complexity of its green, as it changes nuance according to the lighting. Its counters are sandblasted with gold powder, giving it a vintage elegance. We reworked each part of our client’s timepiece to refine its look: the crown-guard is machined to match the shape of vintage watches, and the rotor is adorned with a côtes de Genève pattern and circular polishing, realized by hand. The bridges are beveled by hand and decorated with Geneva stripes. The different finishes bring depth, shine, and light to the movement. As a final touch, we have developed a green leather strap for refined wear.
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve

Specifications

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Base: 116508 Rolex®
Dial: Bluish green, sunray finish, sandblasted counters with gold powder
Hands: H&M refined and polished, green counters hands.
Bezel: Gold, polished, bakelite insert
Movement: caliber 4130 re-decorated
Rotor: 21 ct gold, côtes de Genève
Case: refined, crown-guard machining, hand-beveled horns
Back: sapphire, waterproof 100m
“Honey Green” - Artisans de Geneve
Artisans de Genève is an independent company specialized in the personalization of timepieces. We are not affiliated with ROLEX SA nor authorized by them to intervene on their products for any reason whatsoever. This personalization was ordered by a customer, who owns a Rolex® 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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