Taking part in 3 Olympic Games is a huge achievement that fires the imagination. Only a few can say that. The Dutch fencer Bas Verwijlen is such a person. This Olympic cock participated in the games in Beijing - China 2008, London - England 2012 and Rio de Janeiro - Brazil 2016. A passionate person who practices an ancient sport at world level.
Bas Verwijlen has listed his wishes to process his games in a watch and Willem van den Berg has set to work on this. Willem did what was expected of him and made a stylish design. To process a modest personal watch with his personal stories and the special achievements in one watch was a bit of a puzzle, but his wishes have all been incorporated in this Champlevé Olympic watch.
“The Ultime Sports Watch”
The handmade dial is enameled with the champlevé technique. It is also possible for you to have a unique personal watch built. Your story in a watch jewel, also for generations to come. It meets a need that VandenBerg Watches can realize for you. A design is discussed together with the client. What is important is what is desirable and possible and what the wearer is most emotionally connected to. At VandenBerg Watches, the story, along with emotion, come first, followed by craftsmanship and technology. Willem van den Berg works together with the Masters of the Dutch Guilds of Goldsmiths if necessary. In addition to authenticity and uniqueness, you are always assured of the highest quality. Just doing it will make your dreams come true. Luxury remains precious.
In the back of the watch a rotor has been built on which the three Olympic cities are depicted. The famous Big Ben in London, the Christ statue in Rio and the bird's nest stadium in Beijing. All very recognizable symbols and beautifully processed and executed in gold and silver. The hands of Big Ben's clock indicate the time of his daughter's birth. In the foreground is the Thames boulevard on which the wedding date is engraved. The hour hand is like the Olympic flame. The second hand is fitted with the Olympic rings. To the side of the classic round steel case, one side depicts his epee, the most important part of his equipment, and some personal images on the other. A combination in which precious personal memories come together through traditional and technical craftsmanship. “Passion is endless, craftsmanship is timeless”
VANDENBERG WATCHES HAS COMMITTED TO A COLLECTION OF 5 ‘THE ULTIME SPORTS WATCH’ WATCHES