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ARTISANS DE GENÈVE Presents the John McEnroe Lefty Project Rolex Submariner

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An incomparable game, a unique style; John McEnroe is an iconoclastic personality. A legend in the history of tennis. This incredible champion has offered us one of the greatest challenges: to make a skeleton version of his Submariner Date.


Presents the John McEnroe Lefty Project Rolex Submariner


Not many can pull off this level of design without taking away the essence of the original model. Nevertheless, the Swiss workshop shows how years of experience can impart a stunning level of detail. After checking with the company’s official webpage, it’s clear that this John McEnroe collaboration might be a one-off piece.


This personalization has been requested by a private customer. It is a sample of our know-how and of the personalization services made upon request of our customers. If you would like to customize your timepiece in the same way or following your wishes, please contact us. Please note that due to the limited capacity of our workshops, we are not able to satisfy every demands so please accept our apologies in advance.

Knowing that there is only one in existence just adds to its value. Hence, let’s dive in and check out what Artisans de Genève brings to the table. Starting off with a Rolex Submariner Date, the team is focusing on reworking some of its components. The open-work dial with indices in black adds to the overall magnificence.


John McEnroe wanted his watch to have a modern and elegant look, full of finesse. Extremely technical and audacious, The John McEnroe Project is characterized by an entirely skeletonized movement, graphic lines, and monochromes tones. A distinctive feature of this unique timepiece, the crown has been repositioned to the left, so that John “Lefty” can continue to wear it during his games without risking injury.


The steel bezel displays a tungsten insert for a perfect harmony.


The original date disc has been replaced by a polished sapphire piece enriched by the transferring. An extremely meticulous work requiring a perfect balance between know-how and technicality.


The horns of the case are angled at 45 degrees, the bevels are polished while the band is satin-finished. The bottom of the case is sandblasted. An elegant and delicate work magnifying each element.

Skeleton 3135

the 3135 movement was reworked entirely with extreme precision. The skeleton is cut, beveled and finished by hand. We have added under the date window a luminescence material: luminova to allow a precise reading of time in the dark.
Engineering work of art that required hundreds of hours of work to maintain the technical and functional features of the original version while offering a unique aesthetic.

The Craftsmen’s

“My father was a great admirer of John McEnroe. He didn’t miss any of his games. All my childhood, I was surrounded by this passion. His personality, immense talent and character have been as much a source of inspiration as his ongoing quest for perfection. Thank you, dad.”