The alleged flying saucer crash at Roswell in 1947 in New Mexico and the limitless nature of human endeavour are the two rather unusual inspirations for this slice of sci-fi style design.
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Human limits of both the mind and the body are the inspiration for this amazing-looking watch. The Roswell, which launched in 2015, was solely inspired by the alleged alien landings that took place in the eponymous New Mexican town in 1947. The subtly elliptical shape of the case – a nod to the flying saucer – Star Trek-style font used for the 12, and the contrast of blue-on-silver all felt very Enterprise.
This limited-edition version keeps the otherworldly elements but renders them in more menacing black and silver and brings man back into the equation. This time there is a piece of rock from the Matterhorn, which was collected from this iconic Swiss peak at 3,100m by Schwarz-Etienne’s CEO, hermetically sealed against a sky-blue background on the back of the watch. It stands as a grounding contrast to the extraterrestrial influences seen on the rest of the timepiece. You don’t have to turn the watch over (or head to Zermatt) to see the legendary mountain. The micro-rotor, which indicates this watch contains the Irreversible ISE calibre 101.01, on the front of the dial has its outline engraved on it.
These dual threads of inspiration could have led to a mismatch of a watch, but Schwarz-Etienne have crafted them into a sophisticated, wearable timepiece. And that’s a frontier over which not many brands would have been able to have boldly gone.
The unearthly mixes with the terrestrial in a watch that showcases Schwarz-Etienne’s mechanical skill as well as their amazing design and wry sense of humour.
- Material: Stainless steel
Diameter: 45 mm
Sapphire crystal front and case back
Closed back featuring a polished piece of the Matterhorn, collected by the brand’s CEO at 3100 m
- In-house automatic “Irreversible” ISE 101.01 with decentred micro rotor and mountain decoration
4 day power reserve
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Functions & Indications
- Displays: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 11 o’clock and micro-rotor at 9 o’clock
Rhodium finish handles
- Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
- Balance wheel and hairspring manufactured by Schwarz-Etienne’s sister company E20 Innovation
- Charcoal alligator with blue alligator lining strap, stainless steel folding buckle
In The Know
“The Roswell Collection of Watches from iconic Swiss watchmakers Schwarz Etienne is one of the coolest, most unusual and fantastically well-crafted watches that we’ve encountered in a long time.” Leo Davie, The Coolector
“Roswell Voyage by Schwarz-Etienne is a luxury timepiece at its finest. It is sophisticated and state of the art.” Astute Attire
“Whether you believe in the Roswell incident or not, there’s no denying that Schwarz Etienne’s take on the incident is super stylish and probably far cooler than any other.” Luxury Launches
Info & Delivery
Two year warranty from date of delivery
Pieces should be returned to Schwarz-Etienne, Route de l'Orée du Bois 5, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Please contact Schwarz-Etienne for the process to return the piece
- Watches with issues covered under the warranty: Schwarz-Etienne shall bear the costs of shipping and service
- Watches with issues out-of-warranty: shipping costs are born by the client, service costs will be charged to the client after acceptance of the quote
Turnaround: about 7 to 8 weeks from the date of acceptance of the quote by the client and the receipt of the watch in the manufacture, where required. Watch to be returned to client upon receipt of full payment only, where required.
Shipping charge: Complementary by Schwarz-Etienne
Non-contractual delivery time:
- Europe: about 6 to 9 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay
- US: about 8 to 10 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay
The brand reserves the right not to deliver to countries outside of Europe and the United States
Return & Exchange
No return, no exchange
Our priority is customer satisfaction, therefore please do not hesitate to contact SKOLORR to discuss
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