When jewellery and horology come together in a rather unexpected way.
THE GODFATHER - Nicolas G. Hayek (1928 – 2010)
Take a look at your watch. If it bears the words ‘Swiss’ or ‘Swiss Made’, you have the late Nicolas G. Hayek to thank. The former co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Swatch Group was routinely referred to as the Godfather of the Swiss mechanical watch industry. And for good reason: he more or less single-handedly rescued it from the brink of obsolescence amid the quartz crisis.
How special is this boutique edition? For Royal Oak fans, snaring this is akin to owning a piece of the collection’s storied history, as it is the only ‘Jumbo’ model to be encased in yellow gold.
Elevating the definition of ‘luxury sports watch’ several notches, the Royal Oak Offshore High Jewellery shows how far the Royal Oak collection has come.