It’s always interesting to see collaborations with the watch industry. Whether it’s automotive, sports, celebrity or music, it’s cool most of the time!
Recently, futuristic watch brand, HYT released the Axl Rose as pictured above. This watch is super limited to 20 pieces for the world. I am sure it ain’t cheap!
The NEW HYT Axl Rose is a custom model created by Axl Rose. The artist chose a Skull base which, under his direction, was given a Damascus steel style treatment. In addition, he requested that this was given a blue treatment. For a complementary touch, Axl opted same color for all the indexes applied around the Skull. Finally, he chose to affix two side plates to the piece (at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock), decorated with the Clous de Paris pattern and also finished in blue PVD.
The case, in DLC titanium, measures 51mm x 17.9mm. Rubber sheathed screw-down DLC titanium crown, black DLC titanium dome at 6 o’clock. Side plate (3 o’clock/9 o’clock) with blue PVD Clous de Paris decoration. Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the dial side. Screw-down metallised sapphire case-back with Guns’N’Roses logo transfer signed by Axl Rose. It is water resistant to 50 meters.
The movement is the Swiss manual-wind HYT in-house caliber with 35 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 65 hours. The bridges are hand-bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève and rhodium-plated bellows.
The dial is unstructured, with rhodium-plated Clous de Paris stud pattern, blue PVD appliques, hours indicated by a fluid. Skull made from Damascus steel with blue PVD treatment. Black hour dial with grey indeces, seconds disc (left eye) and power reserve indicator (right eye).
It’s fitted on a black leather strap with adjustable cuff. Blue topstitching and a black DLC ardillon buckle.
Since I am a huge fan of skulls, this watch is definitely cool and unique. I wouldn’t personally wear this watch but I am sure there are many fans out there that would. I like how much thought and detail went into making a limited piece like this.