A cool new chapter opens for our ever-growing assortment of horological artwork prints with the primary addition of a colourful paintings! The Rolex GMT-Grasp reference 6542 and 1675, in addition to at the moment’s 126710BLRO (in metal) and at the moment’s Rolex 126719BLRO (in white gold) are all lovingly known as the “Pepsi” by watch lovers the world over for its distinctive blue and pink (BLeu-ROuge within the reference quantity) bezel. That is the primary color-drawing of aBlogtoWatch Retailer’s featured watch artist, Tamás Fehér – learn on to be taught extra in regards to the manufacturing course of.
Obtainable in easy-to-frame, B2 (giant), and B1 (extra-large) sized prints of outstanding high quality, it’s possible you’ll get your Artwork Tribute To The Pepsi GMT from the aBlogtoWatch Retailer for $199 and $249, respectively, all with fix-rate $15 FedEx Precedence Delivery to simply about each nation on this planet.
Let’s hear from Tamás: “The concept of this venture, to function Rolex’s extremely well-liked iconic GMT watch, got here to my thoughts actually very long time in the past. I do know it is a crucial assortment for a lot of collectors of classic and trendy Rolex alike, and so I wished to do one thing completely different this time. I’ve finished lots of analysis on the completely different colored pencils to seek out the very best ones for my fashion and the particular paper I draw on. Not like gray gradients, colours are far more troublesome to mix collectively, however it’s actually fascinating (effectively, to me, anyway!) to see what number of variations these easy colors have.”
“These classic Rolexes have particular light colours over time. There are a lot of variations, however I needed to make some experiments to seek out the very best colors for the light bezel. Then there was the good problem of discovering a classic Pepsi bottle, as a result of I wished to match with the 12 months of the watch.
I discovered a bottle collector in my nation who had an unbelievable assortment of classic bottles and caps.
I picked the right one and a few good bottle cap as effectively. After that I needed to destroy them.. I grabbed a hammer and broke it into shivers and I positioned them across the watch to indicate the unique form of the bottle.”
The drawing course of is an extended and arduous one that can’t be expedited. Having and thoroughly damaged up the bottles, the fragments are organized over a B1-size paper. They’re then photographed and the picture is then manipulated on the pc to finalize their association. Notably, from the tough outlines (faintly seen on the picture above) by means of the rendition of edges and shadows and colours to the drawing of essentially the most intricate particulars, Tamás attracts the whole horological paintings by hand – on this case fully with pencils. Simply within the heart of the picture is a Rolex GMT-Grasp reference 1675 with a matte black dial with tritium indices and a pale blue and pink Pepsi bezel. Produced between 1959 and 1980 for a whopping 21 years (in a number of variations), the Rolex 1675 stands nearer than its Ref. 6542 predecessor to at the moment’s Rolex Pepsi GMT in that it launched crown guards to the design – one thing that’s current on at the moment’s GMT-Grasp IIs.
The complete drawing that serves as the bottom for our inexpensive prints took about 100 hours of desk-time to comprehend.
The ultimate impact, we hope you’ll agree, is that of an attention grabbing, but tasteful work of hand-drawn horological artwork. The aim was to mix the much-loved Rolex Pepsi GMT and its the bodily object behind its nickname, illustrating simply how effectively the 2 truly go collectively. Whether or not you personal a contemporary or a classic Rolex GMT-Grasp Pepsi, our intention was to supply to you a larger-than-life, enjoyable tribute to it.
Correct to extraordinarily effective particulars such because the attribute patination of the “Pepsi bezel,” the hand-painted tritium dial or the glow across the fringe of the acrylic entrance factor, Tamás’s artwork brings this spectacular timepiece – and its watch enthusiast-designated product counterpart – to a larger-than-life scale for unequalled appreciation.
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