Friday, November 18, 2016

HYT Skull Axl Rose Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand HYT presents a limited edition Skull timepiece exclusively designed by Axl Rose, the legendary Guns N’ Roses singer.

Non-conformist and provocative, Axl Rose has chosen a HYT to adorn his wrist. For several months, Axl has been seen wearing the Skull model, most notably during the recent explosive AC/DC shows and the blockbuster Guns N’ Roses Not in this Lifetime world tour. The Skull Maori was his preferred version.
The Skull Axl Rose is a custom model created by Axl Rose. The artist chose a Skull base which, under his direction, was given a Damascus steel style treatment. In addition, he requested that this was given a blue treatment. For a complementary touch, Axl opted same colour for all the indexes applied around the Skull. Finally, he chose to affix two side plates to the piece (at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock), decorated with the Clous de Paris pattern and also finished in blue PVD. The piece has a resolutely rock'n'roll feel, with a bold strap featuring blue topstitching.
On the caseback of timepiece you can find the logo of legendary Guns N’ Roses. Underneath this sits the singer's signature on the metallised sapphire case-back. The piece, which features a 51 mm DLC titanium case with micro-blasted finishes, will be available in December 2016 in an extremely limited edition of just 25 pieces.

Technical details
Model: Skull Axl Rose
Ref.: 151-DL-47-NF-BV, limited edition of 25 pieces

Case
DLC titanium with micro-blasted finishes
Diameter: 51 mm
Height: 17.9 mm
Rubber sheathed screw-down DLC titanium crown
Black DLC titanium dome at 6 o'clock
Side plate (3 o'clock/9 o'clock) with blue PVD Clous de Paris decoration
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side
Screw-down metallised sapphire case-back with Guns'N'Roses logo transfer signed by Axl Rose
Water resistant to 50 metres

Functions
Black retrograde fluidic hours; seconds

Movement
Mechanical with manual winding, exclusive HYT calibre
28,800 Vph, 4 Hz, 35 jewels
Bridges hand-bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated bellows
65-hour power reserve

Dial
Unstructured, with rhodium-plated Clous de Paris stud pattern, blue PVD appliques, hours indicated by a fluid
Skull made from Damascus steel with blue PVD treatment
Black hour dial with grey indexes
Seconds disc (left eye)
Power reserve indicator (right eye)

Strap
Black leather with adjustable cuff, blue topstitching, black DLC ardillon buckle

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