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Les Artisans de Geneve SA is an independent company and is not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex S.A., Audemars Piguet SA, Cartier SA ,or any other original brand manufacturers in anyway, and operate in a completely unofficial capacity. Les Artisans de Geneve SA Company provides exceptional, uniquely modified timepieces and customization services upon request.
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Cool Hand Brooklyn
39 150,00 CHF
- All our timepieces are made upon request in limited editions.
- Please allow a 6 to 8 weeks production time after order confirmation.
- payment : 50% on order
- once your watch is ready to ship, we send you pictures for validation
- payment of the remaining 50% before shipping
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Cool Hand
Brooklyn
My Life Is Crazy. I’m At The Apple Store In SoHo, New York And A Man asks Me If I’m Spike Lee. I Get This Question A Lot And I Answered “Yes, It’s Me”. Well That Gentleman Is John Isaac. Who Is He? Well, Glad That You Asked, John Is The Chief Executive Officer of Les Artisans De Genève. We Started A Conversation And He Asked Me If I Wanted To Do A Collab. WHAT? And Here We Are with Our Cool HAND BROOKLYN WATCH. Folks, I LOVE THIS WATCH. (I LOVE DAYTONA ROLEX. I Own Several From Back In The Day). I Love The Late Great Paul Newman. I Only Got To Meet Him Once. I Did The Film 25th Hour And I Wanted To Show Paul Love, A Homage To Him And One Of My Favorite Film Cool Hand Luke, So I Asked Mr. Newman If I Could Have The Poster Of Cool Hand Luke In The Apartment Of Edward Norton’s Character. Mr. Newman Not Only Agreed But He Also Signed The Poster To Me. This Is Truly One Of My Prized Pieces Of Art. This Watch Encompasses Excellence, Tradition, Style And Love. John And I Have Often Talked About What If One Of Us Did Not Decided To Go To The Apple Store In SoHo That Fateful Day, We Would Have Never Met, There Would Be No Watch. The Fact Is, The Powers In The Universe Made Our Meeting Possible And I Believe It Was Meant To Be.

COOL HAND BROOKLYN
WITH L-O-V-E
With Regards, Tenured NYU Graduate Film Professor Spike Lee
39 150,00 CHF
Incl. 8% TVA Suisse. Livraison mondiale gratuite
The Craftsmen’s view
From Brooklyn To Geneva
Having always had a profound admiration for Spike Lee’s body of work, creating a timepiece reflective to his image was a great challenge. In our opinion, the fine balance between future and past is one of Spike Lee’s most notable characteristics. We aimed to keep the timelessness of the Rolex Daytona 116520 while bringing singular and innovative details into play, striving to create a piece that would respect the rigorous codes of Swiss watchmaking, its expertise and craftsmanship, while simultaneously remaining unique, modern and innovative.
modifications
Specifications
- Based : 116520
- Navy blue « Blee SPZK » created exclusively
- Navy blue « Blee SPZK » dial
- Navy Blue « Blee SPZK » bakelite bezel
- Refined hours and minutes hands
- Handmade Cool Hand Strap in alligator leather in a Nato style
- Transparent back, numbered and 100m waterproof
- Massive 22 carats gold rotor « Blee SPZK »
Vintage touches
The Cool Hand Watch
New York is both a modern and an authentic city and the Watch had to embody this duplicity. The case has been modified by hand to give it the style of the 1970’s models. We replaced the current bezel with an orange and blue bakelite one, using authentic 1950’s machines. The hands are individually refined by hand, getting the tyical look of the vintage watches.
Trademark
Modified Movement
Our signature sapphire transparent case back shows the modified movement of the watch. As a final touch, this movement wears our signature 22 carat massive blue gold handmade rotor, engraved in orange.
New York is Orange and Blue
«Blee», the Lee Blue
We have created a unique navy blue color, the «Blee SPZK» blue. The dial is inspired by the mythic 6263 and has entirely been reworked in Orange and Blue, with a sunburst finish. Orange and blue are the colors of NYC and its beloved New York Knickerbockers. Orange and blue are the colors of Spike Lee.
Tribute
Cool Hand Brooklyn
Paul Newman is an inspiration for all generations. He was and will always be a legend. Spike Lee has an immense admiration for this man who embodies the American Class and « Cool ». Cool Hand Luke is one of Spike Lee’s favorite movies. This is how we named the watch, this is why we have chosen the Daytona model and this is how we wanted to pay tribute to the amazing Paul Newman.
Unique
Cool Hand Strap
We replaced the bracelet with our Cool Hand Strap. The famous Nato was revisited and entirely made by hand in alligator, front and back.
Ya-Dig
Sho-Nuff
Pre-order
- All our timepieces are made upon request in limited editions.
- Please allow a 6 to 8 weeks production time after order confirmation.
- payment : 50% on order
- once your watch is ready to ship, we send you pictures for validation
- payment of the remaining 50% before shipping
39 150,00 CHF
Incl. 8% TVA Suisse. Livraison mondiale gratuite