Hands-on the Artisans de Genève “Honey Pearl” project, or how to skeletonize the Golden Nautilus 5711

Another demonstration of high-end personalization applied to the golden Nautilus 5711

The personalization of a timepiece can take many shapes, from the classic black coating to the controversial gem fusion (the so-called icing process). But the mission of some seminars is to prove that customization can consider taste and high-end timepieces. And Artisans de Genève is undoubtedly the best in this work. This team of professional craftsmen is famous for deeply transforming the appearance of watches and applying complex hollowing technology to the movement. They only work at the request of customers. Following the initial carbon element pearl project, the workshop today launched a very attractive new gold version-Artisans de Genève “Honey Pearl” project.

We have said in the past that Artisans de Genève is one of the most eye-catching personalized workshop watches when presenting the first carbon fiber bezel “Pearl Project” or the recently co-produced “Cool Hand Brooklyn Skeleton” with Spike Lee. This is more than just changing the dial or adding coatings. The work done here is more in-depth, including modifying the case, adding new materials, and one of their specialties, the modification and hollowing of the movement, and re-decoration by hand in a traditional way. Although the style of these works may be polarized-it actually reflects the choice of the owner of the Popular watch used as the base-but one must recognize the impressive quality of the work done.

The latest personalized project launched by Artisans de Genève is a new interpretation of the pearl project, which aims to add hollowing and haute horology to the Nautilus 5711. The first project stems from the wishes of the customer and the owner of the steel version of this watch, hoping to differentiate it with the unique carbon fiber bezel. For the new “Honey Pearl” project, the base provided by the customer is 18k rose gold Nautilus 5711/1R, and the work done by Artisans de Genève once again reflects his desire, but also the technical know-how and traditional watches.

Based on this famous luxury sports watch, a new color palette is defined to create harmony between lines and colors while also providing classic high-end watchmaking pleasure. The movement is completely open and finished by hand. Here, the original 18k rose gold case, bezel and bracelet are kept intact, except for the personalized case back engraved with specific documents, and the reworked movement can be seen. The second chapter of the Pearl Project also did not incorporate modern materials, resulting in a more pleasing design, both luxurious and elegant.Patek replica

The real difference between the Honey Pearl Project and the original watch is its dial and transparent back cover. In fact, most of the work done by Artisans de Genève is focused on creating new color schemes and new dial designs. Therefore, the original dial has been replaced by a blue chapter ring, giving the movement a clear view. This ring uses newly designed and manufactured hour markers, made of 18k rose gold and filled with luminous material. It is beveled and shows a vertically brushed surface. Similarly, customers want to have newly designed hands that are multi-faceted, inclined and straight.

In addition to these changes to the residence, most of the work Artisans de Genève did on this honey pearl project can be seen on the movement. The workshop uses the original 26-330 SC movement of the donor watch, completely hollowing out the automatic movement, and most of the parts are carved with impressive precision and attention to detail. All parts are carefully cut, satin-finished and finely beveled by hand. The balance bridge even shows an impressive arm with a mirror-polished surface. The back of the watch shows the original round texture surface on the plywood, and the original gold rotor has been finely hollowed out and cut obliquely by hand. The result retains the elegant fusion of satin brush and mirror polished finishes, but the contrast is higher due to the anthracite treatment of the bridge and plywood.

With this new honey pearl project, Geneva craftsmen once again demonstrated their impressive craftsmanship. Remember, this personalization is requested by a private client. It is a sample of proprietary technology and therefore reflects the wishes of the original watch owner, and all modifications are made according to his requirements. The overall appearance is definitely polarized, which does not mean that everyone will appreciate it, but the level of execution is once again spectacular. The price will not be disclosed, but you can of course contact Artisans de Genève to create a creation based on your own watch to reflect your personality.

Technical Specifications-ARTISANS DE GENÈVE Honey Pearl Project
Case: 40 mm-18k rose gold case and bezel, based on Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1R-Sapphire crystal front and back cover-Newly designed back cover with special engraving-120 meters water resistance
Dial: Blue skeleton, beveled and 12 hours/6 hours brushed polished dial, rose gold hour markers, rose gold H/M hands, satin-finished center
Movement: Improved Calibre 26-330 SC skeletonized, beveled and satin-finished, anthracite treatment, hand mirror polished balance bridge, skeletonized 21-carat gold rotor-other specifications are the same as Nautilus 5711
Bracelet: Original 18K rose gold bracelet and folding clasp