The mystery that surrounds the model Oyster nicknamed Albino, inspired a collector of antique watches who wanted to capture the singularity and uniqueness of that iconic model. The Rolex Daytona Oyster Albino 6263 has always fascinated watch collectors for its rarity and truly unique aesthetics. According to unconfirmed historical data, the first piece appeared in 1971 and, there would be only three in the world. This particular model, made famous and emblematic by a monochrome dial made of silver, which earned it the famous nickname of "Albino".
This project is the result of an artisan adventure capable of combining know-how and modernity. Paying homage to this iconic and extremely rare model was a great challenge for the artisans of Artisans De Genève. Elegant and refined, the personalization created for this collector is distinguished by the monochromatic dial, the blued hands and the 4130 movement which has been entirely modified and finished by hand. The automatic system has been replaced by an in-house developed manual winding mechanism, which gives the watch a 72-hour power reserve. The movement is delicately enhanced by the Côtes de Genève entirely handmade.
The steel bezel has been replaced by a bakelite one made in the Maison's workshops, as has the dial which has been reworked with a silver sunray finish and finished by hand. The counters are characterized by three distinctive shaped hands: one in a tie at 3 o'clock, one straight at 6 o'clock and one pointed at 9 o'clock. All three are completely blue and give each of them a truly unique color. Finally, in homage to the original design, the traditional buttons have been replaced by buttons MK00 "Millerighe".
"Oscillating between mystery and enchantment, this customization project is above all the result of a watchmaking adventure, the combination of craftsmanship and technical innovation to make a dream come true." ANDRÉ ARTISAN
Every detail has been thought out and reworked to ensure that the benchmark model's reputation was not compromised in any way. The case, the back of which has been completely sandblasted, always worked and finished by hand, the satin horns and the polished edges. An association of know-how amplified by every single detail, as well as the balancing bridge entirely designed within the Maison's laboratories and, of all the other finishes, meticulous watchmaking techniques that give it a timeless appearance.