“LK01” for Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz with the LK01 watch


We have always had a great respect for Lenny Kravitz’s work and it was a great challenge to shape a watch to his image. Together we made the extraordinary bet to combine modernism with reliability, while preserving the features of classic watches. We also wanted the case itself to be a unique piece, blending the universe of watchmaking with musical arts.
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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Closeup of Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch


Technical Sheet

Rolex® Daytona® 116523
Modified by hand
Handmade bakelite
Machined and finished by hand Treated in Black DLC
Barenia calf strap Original steel bracelet treated in DLC
Stainless steel
100m waterproof (except for the barenia strap)
12h/6h Vintage Polishing
Rolex® 4130 modified with 22ct gold rotor Entirely treated in black DLC
Transparent sapphire
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch split face
The The Lenny Kravitz LK01 Challenge blends modernity with classicism, while bringing vintage touches inspired by Lenny Kravitz’s favorite models. The case of the original Rolex® Daytona® 116523 has been treated in black DLC. The ceramic bezel was replaced by a handmade golden bakelite bezel. The dial, also modified by hand, displays gold markings and timers as well as the famous red Daytona marking that we preserved.

Deep Black and
Sparkling Gold

Modern vintage

Lenny Kravitz LK 01 watch face split right
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch back
Portrait of Lenny Kravitz with his LK01 watch
I’ve been collecting watches for more than 20 years now and have always had a special affection for classic timepieces, loaded with history and life. When I met Artisans de Genève, I immediately seized the opportunity to create my own version of the classic watch. It was also extremely important that the timepiece was to be made by true experts without any compromise in the quality.

Lenny Kravitz

Making a classic

Lenny’s view

Lenny Kravitz and his Daytona
Lenny Kravitz wearing the LK01 watch
Shapes of the Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch strap
We replaced the bracelet of the base Rolex® Daytona® 116523 by a Barenia calf leather strap, specially designed by Lenny Kravitz and entirely made by hand.

Rock‘n’roll is

The Strap

Artisan making the Lenny Kravitz LK0 strap
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch side close up
Lenny Kravitz LK01 watch movement

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The Rolex® 4130 movement is entirely treated in black and holds a 22ct gold rotor which can be glimpsed through a transparent back 100m waterproof. Both, the case and the rotor are Artisans de Genève’s signature.
Lenny Kravitz watch profile