Kees Engelbarts is a Geneva based Dutchman who creates unique hand made watches using an ancient Japanese technique called “Mokume Gane,” which means “wood grain metal.” On top of making pieces under his own name, Engelbarts is also still a commissioned hand engraved for various high-end Swiss watch brands.

This particular watch is a piece unique. It features a 42 mm by 11 mm platinum case. It is powered by a Technotime caliber 718, with 2 main spring barrels good for approximately 120-hours of power reserve. The dial is made of oxidized Damast steel, the hour and minute hands are blued. All milling, engraving, and finishing, are, of course, done by hand.

“Kees makes only very few pieces per year using only the best materials and movement for his watches.” The result is are exquisite one of kind timepieces that look like nothing else on the market.

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