Pilo & Co of Geneva, known as the L’Horloger de St Gervais, produce a sporting timepiece that pays tribute to an automobile legend. Limited to just 111 pieces worldwide, this timepiece is a celebration resplendent in red and black of the popular old classics manufactured by the Diatto brothers, true icons of automobile history and its noble Italian roots.
The Diatto automobile legend and its personal slogan "Queen of lightweight, fast, comfortable, elegant vehicles" have now been revived for 2017. They take the form of the Diatto Competizione model, a Swiss made timepiece produced by Pilo & Co Genève, bearing the reference number P0517 HAB. A virile, compact watch that packs a powerful punch and sports the same aesthetic fervour and colours as the famous red and black logo. It also inspires the same awe and wonderment when you open the case to reveal the sheer power, reliability, endurance and beauty of the piece.
Skeleton watches are always something special because you can see the watch movement in motion. Most skeleton watches are quite classical, so for those who prefer a more active watch, it is quite unusual to ﬁnd a good sporty skeleton watch. But this new Pilo & Co “Diatto Competizione” achieves just the right balance between a dress watch and a sports watch.
The "engine" behind this model is a 23 jewel skeleton watchmaking calibre with automatic winding, whose oscillating weight is embellished with the classic Côtes de Genève decoration and whose architecture showcases the art of skeletonisation. The painstaking task of openwork has left only the essentials untouched to create an eye-catching display. Creative design, adhering to the fundamental basics, a Swiss movement, and affordability, are the driving values behind the Pilo & Co Genève brand. Those same values are found in one of the most prestigious legends in automobile history.
Considered one of the oldest luxury motor car brands in the world, Diatto was originally founded by a carriage manufacturer convinced of the new openings afforded by the invention of the automobile. Throughout its history, the brand has always been associated with repeat victories, technological advances and its various ties with other top brand names, such as the French automobile manufacturer, Clément-Bayard or the Italian firms, Bugatti, Maserati and Zagato. Its cars continue to be firm favourites with collectors in the 21st century.
Pilo & Co Genève, a Swiss watchmaking brand with its roots in Geneva’s St. Gervais area, the historical home of the ‘Cabinotiers’. Constantly updated, perfect for customisation and special commissions.
Constantly motivated by its desire to keep one step ahead of the trend, Pilo & Co Genève, founded in 2001, has always been known as the master of the multiple identity. Its eleven collections are built on affordability, design and capturing the mood of the moment. Among the many renowned Swiss made groups, thanks to a good, strong start and controlled expansion, this watchmaking brands carries on going from strength to strength. Covering all segments of the industry, it switches seamlessly from mechanical to technological watchmaking and back again, while retaining its impeccable sense of taste. Little wonder, then, that it is witnessing an upsurge in clients, all wishing to stand out from the crowd with custom designs in tune with their own personality and often crafted around precious stones and gem-setting techniques. It is also particularly appealing in terms of price, one of the brand's hallmarks.