“World Traveler”

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.

The Time of Taste

Words from the Client

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My job takes me all over the world.

When people ask me what I like most, I always say it’s traveling and discovering. I’ve always worn the same watch—an old GMT, the traveler’s watch, by excellence. For a long time, I wanted it to bear my signature, to remind me of my travels. I’ve been following the Artisans de Genève’s chronicles, and each project they unveil is a discovery, as are my new culinary experiences, whether from a great chef or a small neighborhood restaurant: something creative and technical but, above all, full of character.

Therefore, it only seemed natural for me to entrust them with my World Traveller project.

Mr Anonymous
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Watchmaking
Gastronomy

The Project

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Gastronomy is a skilful blend of mastery, sharing and know-how, similar to handcrafting a watch. Our job is to carve memories, to make each moment, each detail, each little story, the ingredient of a unique recipe: our client’s timekeeper.

Giving “Mr Anonymous’s” watch a voice was a true moment of watchmaking gastronomy.

“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve

Development

A balance of elements

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Blue was at the heart of the World Traveler’s project. “Mr Anonymous” asked us to bring contrast to his timepiece, a combination of transparency and warm tones highlighted by the skeleton movement. The essential detail of his project was to display several time zones and inscribe the cities he has visited throughout his career on his timepiece.
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
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Our Signatures

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Dial

We have realized a signature dial with a 24h display so our client can read time of the 24 cities at once.
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve

Hands

The Dauphine hands reference the antique watches that “Mr Anonymous” likes. The H&M hands are flame-blued, and the rose gold GMT hand is entirely open.
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve

Ceramic bezel

Entirely made from a ceramic block, the midnight blue bezel bears the names of cities dear to “Mr Anonymous”. His home, Geneva, is engraved in rose gold. Like a lighthouse in the middle of this ocean.

My life’s witness

Words from the Client

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Today, my watch is my reflection. It reflects everything I am and what I love in life: the time to do things well, gentleness, strength, precision…To travel the world with this timepiece on my wrist is, without words, the most intimate witness of my life’s most intimate witness.
Mr Anonymous

The Colours

Harmony

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Blue and rose gold perfectly embody the history of our client. Blue for the oceans he has crossed so many times, rose gold for the richness of the culinary arts. A very personal harmony of colors, the expression of a life based on the perpetual search for excellence.
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
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The Realization

A display of the world

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Curves, volumes, materials, textures. Each element reflects “Mr Anonymous’s” world and life. The blue ceramic bezel is imbued with the cities chosen by our client and matches the complexity of the caliber 3186 skeleton, entirely reworked by hand. We’ve applied a succession of handcrafted finishes: polishing, bevelling, sandblasting, to give his timepiece a signature of timeless know-how.

“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve
“World Traveler” - Artisans de Geneve

Specifications

Mr Anonymous

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Base: Rolex® 116710
Bezel: blue ceramic, inscribed 24 cities
Dial: circular-grained and flame-blued with 24-hour display
H&M hands: hand-beveled, flame-blued. GMT hand: openwork and rose gold
Movement: caliber 3186 skeletonized, sandblasted finish, file-beveled. Balance bridge, hand-beveled, blocked polished
Case: engraving, laser-carving.
Back: sapphire
Rotor: 24ct rose gold
“World Traveler” - 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.

Write Your Own
Story

Take inspiration from The World Traveler project and personalize your timepiece with the cities that are dear to your heart.

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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.