Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith has introduced an exceptional skeleton timepiece that pays the perfect tribute to the 60s British rock band The Rolling Stones. Discover all about this timepiece with Design Limited Edition.
Otherwise known for its understated designs, with this new Rolling Stone-inspired timepiece Zenith has gone edgy. The brand’s popular El Primero chronograph has been re-imagined to suite the image of the musical band.
The 50-hour power reserve, special-edition El Primero Skeleton Rolling Stones watch has a black ceramic case that houses an El Primero Caliber 400B openwork movement. Its face has a bright red Rolling Stones logo.
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There is another logo on the rotor that is visible from the case back. The hour and minute hands are built to resemble the neck of a Fender Telecaster guitar from the 1950s. The watch’s small-seconds rotation looks like a vinyl record on turntable.
The timepiece can be fastened with black calfskin strap hot-stamped with rock motifs. This is complemented by red stitching that matches the logo.
The 2016 El Primero Skeleton Rolling Stones watch is limited to 250 pieces and is exclusively available at the brand’s outlets in Europe, USA, and Asia for $11,100.
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When the nascent Rolling Stones began playing gigs around London in 1962, the notion that a rock & roll band would last five years, let alone fifty, was an absurdity. After all, what could possibly be more ephemeral than rock & roll, the latest teenage fad? Besides, other factors made it unlikely that such a momentous occasion would ever come to pass. “I didn’t expect to last until fifty myself, let alone with the Stones,” Keith Richards says with a laugh. “It’s incredible, really. In that sense we’re still living on borrowed time.”
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