Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Newer "cool & pricey" watch brand Ladoire Geneve has a new ultra limited edition watch - the RGT (Roller Guardian Time) Punk Rock Limited Edition watch. It will come in a set of just three pieces. Started in 2007, the brand headed by namesake Lionel Ladoire, makes less than 50 watches a year. Last year it was just 38 pieces I believe. Even with such limited production the brand has recently been injected with some serious outside funding to expand as sales are good, and almost as important - interest in the brand is high.
I met with Lionel Ladoire in January at the Geneva Time Exhibition. While he personally makes a lot of the components of the Ladoire watches, he is far from the typical watch maker. The timepiece design and naming of it are really an extension of his personality. A young, almost counter-culture looking guy, you'd expect to see him at a concert as opposed to sitting at a watch maker's bench. After meeting him, things like the "Punk Rock" part of this watch's name, or the spider web engraving on one of the discs in the watch start to make sense. In the image gallery you can see two images I took myself of his watches. A good guy overall, I look forward to seeing what his talents come up with next.
Gallery: Ladoire Roller Guardian Time watches