Le Rhöne bespoke story – The brief

 

“Let us try a new brand. Something different from my collection but still suited to my style, surprise me!”

 
 
 
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The solution


JET SET GENTLEMAN

———— As an owner of a Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time and a few other world-timers by Laurent Ferrier, Vacheron Constantin and Jaeger-LeCoultre. This hinted at a preferred complication, suited to his travel focused lifestyle and love for beautiful design.

It’s rare a young brand can instantly have an appeal like Le Rhöne, but they create exclusive and beautifully designed watches that are distinctive, yet nostalgic of other watches we love. Suited to a modern gentleman, the Hedonia JMT (Jumping Meridian Time) displays your ‘home time’ using a clever 2 disc ‘Jumping’ complication via a clean double window on the dial. The ‘local time’ uses the centre hands. The graphic-styled 41mm case design is modern with a classic silhouette and an intriguing mix of brushed and polished finishes. The logo rotor is sporty yet technical whilst the knurled crown adds a touch of elegance. We created a bespoke dial in deeper ‘night sea blue’ with matching custom length alligator strap. The result, a modern world-time watch unlike any other.  

THE BRAND

———— Headquartered in Geneva, Le Rhöne embraces the atmosphere of its elegant home city, creating refined watches with links to potent manmade symbols and nature. 

Le Rhöne was founded in 2012 by two school friends, Loïc Florentin and Timo Rajakoski, who, having spent time in conventional professions, joined forces through their shared passion for watches. Their watches are created by skilled artisans who respect the traditions and precision of the Swiss watchmaking industry, but these two independent thinkers celebrate originality.

One collection from the brand, named Road Racer, found inspiration in an American 1960s Muscle Car the Chevrolet Camaro, while another collection, Hedonia Grande Phase de Lune, boasts a formidable representation of the moon in mother of pearl. The Rhone River rises among the glaciers of Switzerland and is tamed in the genteel environs of Geneva. Le Rhöne watches draw their strength from Swiss watchmaking heritage and their sophistication from the same city but it’s hard to imagine Loïc and Timo ever being tamed.    

 
 

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details

Brand:
Le Rhöne

Model:
Hedonia JMT

Movement:
Self-winding mechanical
28800 variations per hour
40 hours power reserve

Functions:
Hours, minutes and seconds
24h Home Time
Date

Case:
18k 5N rose gold
41 x 47mm

Crystal:
Sapphire front and back

Strap:
Bespoke colour and length
18k 5N rose gold buckle

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