The Baume Skate Aurelien Giraud Special Edition Is What Happens When Skateboarding Meets Watchmaking

by | Aug 17, 2021 | LIFESTYLE | 0 comments

Following the success of the first Baume Skate – HRS edition timepiece in 2018, Baume has tapped has French skateboarder Aurelien Giraud to launch a new special edition of its upcycled timepiece.

The new Baume Skate – Aurelien Giraud Special Edition, featuring an automatic SW200 movement, has a 42mm casing made using used skate decks from Aurélien and production excesses that were plan to be destroyed making the Baume Skate a new symbol of the concept of upcycling. A blue anodized aluminium container encapsulates the movement and clips onto the casing to protect the movement from any external damage and ensures water-resistance.

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The face features a grip tape-made centred disk and dial that mixes red and blue tones echoing Aurelien’s favourite colours. The back engraving has been made possible by the use of an athermal laser for a high-quality look and the back sapphire glass is displaying Aurelien’s signature. The centrepiece is mounted on a black cotton strap fixed to steel black PVD lugs built with multiple applications such as lining or a red tag merged with Aurelien’s initials into the strap.

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“I am thrilled to work with a prestigious Maison like Baume & Mercier. From the start, I found the idea of reusing my used decks to a watchcase just amazing and so new! The usage of the grip on the dial is also very cool to me as we have the two main elements of the skate into the watch… It feels a bit like if I was taking a strall with part of my skate onto my wrist as if it is were always on my side!” commented Aurelien Giraud.

The Baume Aurélien Giraud Special Edition piece is available now via Baume et Mercier.

Source: Baume