In the weeks driving up to Baselworld 2015 I got an email to welcome me for a private survey of the freshest contribution from the brand. Presently you can most likely envision that I get many of these messages in the weeks/months before the greatest watch reasonable. Anyway this greeting was extraordinary, as it was not watch related. It included a 60.66 carat jewel and a high-mech belt clasp made by Roland Iten. Since it wasn’t about watches, I clarified that this was not my sort of thing. Hymn, Roland Iten’s spouse, was rather determined and I consented to come and see, in spite of the fact that I actually no nothing about precious stones. So on a bright Sunday morning, during Baselworld, I set off to meet Carol and Roland in the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel, and that turned into a fascinating meeting.
Of course I could reveal to you that I had a 10 million belt lock in my grasp, with a
big HUGE glossy jewel in it. Anyway that wouldn’t do equity to Roland’s creation. And it would neither do equity to the stupendous orange earthy colored 60.66 carat precious stone that passes by the name of Diablo. This creation is a cooperation between Roland Iten and Claude Sfeir, widely acclaimed adornments master and watch collector.
The diamond can be followed back just about 160 years and is cut to an uncommon kite-shape (I was told). As I said, I don’t think a lot about diamonds. Of course I do peruse an intermittent official statement about women watches with a jewel set bezel. Time and again these are men’s watches and by adding a few jewels these watches are relabeled ‘ladies watch’. Lack of motivation if you were to ask me, anyway what do I, as a man, think about women watches. In these public statements I have perused somewhat about precious stones and I do know (somewhat) about cut, shading, lucidity, and carat of jewels. Anyway insufficient to comprehend the gravity of sixty carats, or to be exact 60.66 carats. So I better incline toward the data given by Roland Iten and Claude Sfeir.
From the press data: “Large extravagant (hued) precious stones are uncommon. Much more uncommon is a particularly immaculate (type VS2) shaded jewel of this size. Under 2% of all jewels acquire a VS2 order; these are synthetically very unadulterated with excellent optical straightforwardness. It is its novel combination of shading, lucidity, and size that makes the Diablo a particularly pursued and collectible gem.
Discovered in India, the stone is from the Golconda locale, root of a portion of the world’s most acclaimed jewels. Other celebrated examples from this locale incorporate the 545.65-carat Golden Jubilee, the 128.48-carat Star of the South, and, normally, the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond. Because of its age and cause, the 60.66-carat Diablo is viewed as strife free.”
So there you go, the Roland Iten R60 Diablo has a jewel that is greater than the renowned Hope Diamond!
So, what’s my opinion about this belt clasp? In spite of the fact that I don’t think a lot about precious stones, I do cherish mechanics, particularly the miniature mechanics that cause our watches to demonstrate the right time. Show me a quartz watch, in any event, when it’s pleasantly planned, and my consideration blurs with the speed of light. I need to concede that I have never given belt clasps a lot of consideration. Obviously I have a couple of decent belt clasps, presumably like a considerable lot of you. Anyway I never pondered the prospects that Roland Iten is pioneering.
Roland Iten creates luxurious, complex and perfectly crafted high-mech men’s embellishments. The mechanical belt component of the R60 Diablo is an ideal model, anyway there are a few other “calibres” (indeed, again the reference to looks) as the belt clasps are named, and furthermore Mastercard distributors, sleeve buttons and even shoe tips. These are obviously specialized manifestations, and that’s what I found so appealing.
The R60 Diablo comprises definitely 109 components in 18-karat red gold and white gold with grade 5 titanium used for the suspension design. With hand-created spans, pinions, wheels, springs, and pinions it nearly seems as though we’re discussing a mechanical watch. The construction not just permits a ‘calibrated adjustment’ to a careful midsection estimation, yet in addition bears the cost of an extension scope of 22 mm. Roland Iten’s adornments have all been totally high quality, cleaned, and amassed in Geneva, anyway they don’t come with the Geneva seal. All together I especially appreciated the gathering with Carol and Roland, and despite the fact that Roland Iten’s belt clasps don’t tell the time, I need to say that there are a ton of equals between both worlds.
More information about the R60 Diablo on the Roland Iten site .