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[Watch Home Auctions] believe that in the early 1990’s to 2000’s chase to see F1 fans will remember Brazil’s Rubens Barrichello (Rubens Barrichello) The efficient driver.

Although Rubens Barrichello did not win any championship, but 11 times to the head finished the race, and 68 podium finishes.

Like many F1 drivers, Mr.

Rubens Barrichello also like watch, he served as Audemars Piguet (Audemars Piguet) brand ambassador, released in 2006 Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello II was the most popular watch one model.

Not surprisingly, Mr.

Rubens Barrichello apparently also watch Rolex racing fans, so he chose to work with famous Swiss watch brands conversion Artisans de Genève, customize a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, their results It is “La Barrichello”.

This watch after a substantial modification, equipped with hollow movement, particularly noticeable.

It is worth mentioning that Juan Pablo Montoya (Juan-Pablo Montoya) provides customized services similar to last year’s Artisans de Genève.

Montoya and Barrichello are active in the field of contemporary movement F1 drivers, two drivers and a custom skeleton watch very novel.

Creative Differences “La Barrichello” is the prototype of the 2000 advent of Ref.

116520 Daytona watch, the watch has now been launched in 2016 Ref.

116500LN (featuring ceramic ring) replaced.


Rubens Barrichello hopes his Daytona looks more “mechanical sense”, which is to watch F1 is a common style inspiration.

“La Barrichello” through the hollow handle, can enjoy the mystery hollow substrate, and a list of winding through the dial side of the chronograph wheel.

Artisans de Genève will Ref.

116520 steel bezel replaced with a self-produced black ceramic bezel, reminiscent of Ref.

116500LN also equipped with a ceramic bezel, but “La Barrichello” the speed scale from the original “400” upgrade to “500.

” After the whole matte brushed case, by contrast, the original Daytona case brushed & polished retouch alternately.

In addition, “La Barrichello” crown and buttons are also coated with black ADLC coating.

Minimalist dial Dial completely hollow, leaving only a small circle seconds, minutes, laps and lap the track.

It is noteworthy that, Artisans de Genève enlarge lap 12 hours, the dial asymmetrical layout, reminiscent of antique chronograph.

As the dial has disappeared, Rolex logo and brand Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph words had printed on the bottom of sapphire crystal.

Reconstruction Cal.

4130 Compared to the case and dial of transformation, more noteworthy is the reconstruction Cal.

4130 Rolex chronograph movement.

According to Artisans de Genève statement, artisans will Cal.

4130 movement to dismantle, some parts were pierced and hand-chamfered alone.

Further, the oscillating weight Artisans de Genève production, 21K gold is first cast, and then processed into a hollow shape of the rim, and then manually chamfered and coated with a black coating ADLC.

Artisans de Genève that each chop modification need to spend up to 260 hours.

Despite substantial modification, “La Barrichello” still retains the original Daytona 100 meters of water and 72-hour power performance.

(Map / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

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