It’s not often that we talk about customized watches here, at Monochrome-Watches. Brands usually don’t like this practice that consists in changing several visual or technical aspects of a watch. We don’t cover them also because of the look of such customizations – usually fully black or fully paved with diamonds. Such customization processes can even result is this horror. However, sometimes, aftermarket modifications can lead to proper beauties like the Heritage Submariner by Project X Designs or this new Tempus Machina Ref. 216A, a customized Rolex Submariner reminiscent of the Ref. 6538.
What Tempus Machina does with its customized Rolex Submariner is taking the best of both worlds, meaning relying on the robustness, comfort and quality of a modern Rolex Submariner Ceramic no-date Ref. 114060 and modifying the austere look by adding several elements reminiscent of the vintage Rolex Submariner ref. 6538 (like this one). Everything from the shape of the case, the crown, the bezel, the crystal, the dial, the hands or the markers is modified but not changed. Every genuine parts are still used but all are highly customized (except the sapphire crystal that is an aftermarket one, manufactured to special specifications).
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