Artisans de Genève is a bespoke watch company, creating new replica watches online borne from customer collaborations, modifications to classic watches, or changes to already realized projects. Their latest inspiration, the Arolla timepiece, takes a client’s perfect replica Rolex Daytona and demonstrates his love of Switzerland’s glacial landscape in its design.
The Arolla adopts the color of the icy glaciers, and dons their transparent look using a blue tinted sapphire crystal dial. They are set against a white gold bezel, and then surrounded with 36 blue sapphires. The dial also has a rough, sandblasted finish atop a skeletonized, beveled Swiss movement fake Rolex 4130 movement to emulate ice cave textures.
Additional sapphire elements show on the crystal back case that shows an open-worked “x” winding rotor, with the luxury fake Rolex being finished with an “Arolla blue” Rubber B strap. The client says, “I’ve explored glaciers for years… it’s been my constant obsession. One in particular is rooted in my memory: Arolla, in Switzerland. I go there as often as I can, and it was the main inspiration for my super clone watch personalization. I wanted to recreate this specific blue of the ice caves and their transparency.”
The watch customizer did the client proud with this customization, and does the same for other customer watches like this AAA replica Rolex Daytona, that was flipped for around $65,000. See the Arolla in our gallery, and learn more about the watchmaker at Artisans de Genève.