Spike Lee and Artisans de Gen've Revisit Cool Hand Brooklyn Rolex Project

Published Oct 11 2021 at 1:08 PM GMT
  • Artisans de Gen"ve has revealed the evolution of its Rolex Daytona-based collaboration with filmmaker Spike Lee.
  • Cool Hand Brooklyn, named after Lee's favorite Paul Newman film, began life in 2017 when Lee customised a Rolex Daytona 116520 with the Swiss workshop.
  • The resulting watch, which Lee explains here, took in his favorite colors of blue and orange and exposed the movement and its customized winding rotor through a sapphire crystal caseback.
  • But Lee wasn't finished with the watch and recently returned it to the workshop to have the dial, movement and rotor skeletonized, something that involved around 30 watchmakers and took months to complete.
  • A matte blue dial, which includes just a chapter ring and sub dials, with orange indices reveals the completely transformed Rolex 4130 automatic movement, which has been open-worked, beveled, and sandblasted.



  • Published Oct 11, 2021 1:08 PM GMT