Introducing Artisans de Genève - JOHN MCENROE's LEFTY PROJECT
An incomparable game, a unique style; John McEnroe is an iconoclastic personality. A legend in the history of tennis. This incredible sample offered to those of Artisans de Genève one of the biggest challenges: making a skeletonized version of his Submariner Date.
John McEnroe he wanted his watch to have a modern and elegant look, full of finesse. Extremely technical and daring, the John McEnroe project is characterized by an entirely skeletonized movement, graphic lines and monochromatic tones. Distinctive feature of this truly unique watch, the crown has been repositioned to the left, so that John "Lefty”Could continue to wear it during his matches without risking injury.
The bezel made of steel features a tungsten insert for perfect harmony. The original date disc has been replaced by a piece of polished sapphire enriched by the transfer. An extremely meticulous work that requires a perfect balance between know-how and technicality. Finally, the case horns were angled 45 degrees, the bevels were polished while the band was satin finished. The case back is sandblasted. An elegant and delicate work that magnifies every single element.
“I am a collector, watches have always been a source of pleasure for me. My watch had to be above all beautiful, very beautiful, elegant and modern at the same time. I like to be on time, I don't want to be late with a watch like this, you have no excuse. " JOHN MCENROE.
The movement 3135 it has been completely reworked with extreme precision. The skeleton has been cut, beveled and finished entirely by hand. A luminescence material has been inserted under the date window, the luminova to allow accurate reading of the time even in the dark. Engineering and mere art that required hundreds of hours of work to maintain the technical and functional characteristics of the original version while offering a unique aesthetic.
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