“For anyone born after 1963, there is the Sun, the Moon. And the Rolling Stones.”
With Keith Richards’ words ringing true, the Swatch Group-owned watchmaker has presented the new timepiece in a 43mm red gold case, inspired by the world famous rock band.
Recreating the famous stage set, the Ronnie Wood’s Fender Strat and double stack, the minimalist drums of the late Charlie Watts, and Keith Richard’s famous five-string guitar can all be found within the timepiece.
These mythical grooves are also represented, with their original cover, in the form of six iconic albums from 1971 to present day.
Each collector will be able to choose the covers of these albums. They will be reproduced by hand by the craftsmen of Jaquet Droz on a disc able to rotate, on demand, around the central stage.
The rotation lasts about thirty seconds and can be operated eight consecutive times thanks to the push-piece inserted in the crown, at 3 o’clock.
But that’s not all: the power reserve is indicated at 8 o’clock by a cam restoring the articulated arm and the diamond of a vinyl record player.
Just below, the iconic Stones logo moves up and down as the tongue simultaneously moves left and right.
Faithful to its traditions, Jaquet Droz has spread treasures of creativity to bring this animated scene to life.
The guitars and their amp are individually shaped by hand from a block of red gold, engraved then painted. The cymbals are made of a slightly curved gold disc in order to reproduce the precise curvature.
Their stand is represented by a white gold thread. The various drum toms, also made of white and red gold threads, with a diameter from 1.2 to 2.3 mm.
On the sapphire caseback, the red gold oscillating weight will be engraved with the name of the chosen album, among the 23 available, by the collector to illustrate the image under the central stage – with its release date and the name of the studio where it was recorded, leading to a unique piece duly engraved “1/1”.