Skeleton Concept Reworks Rolex GMT-Master II for French World Cup Winner

Customizer also replaces Rolex branding for the first time.

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Skeleton Concept has collaborated with World Cup-winning football player Blaise Matuidi to develop its latest customized Rolex – the Matuidi Concept.

Based on a Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN, the watch has been transformed with complete skeletonization of its dial and movement conceived together with the former Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus player.

Matuidi specified that the finished watch should be “elegant without being ostentatious,” so the workshop decided to enhance the watch’s black and green color scheme – the GMT-Master II lettering on the dial and the GMT hand are green against a black dial – while the matte green chapter ring and winding rotor also serving as a reference to Matuidi’s place of work, the football pitch.

The movement and dial have been opened up, with the automatic winding module being completely reshaped, giving the 3186 movement a greater sense of volume, while luminesce material has been applied to the hour markers, hands and sapphire crystal.

This is also the first watch from the French customization brand that has replaced the donor watch’s branding with its own.

The Matuidi Concept is available now as a 40-piece limited edition via Skeleton Concept, priced €48,000 (approximately $55,875 USD).

Elsewhere in watches, collector auctions off green-dialed Patek Philippe Nautilus for charity.

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