Welcome to HOROLYGRAIL

There is no time like the present!

Welcome to Horolygrail.com, a website that represents my decades of passion for horology. My  ambition is to constantly develop Horolygrail with the hope that it will soon become the preferred destination for enthusiasts, from across the Kingdom and beyond, who share this passion; a community for the passionate collectors.  It will be a place to discuss, share and trade.

If there is anyway you feel I can improve on the content or function of the website, please drop me a note at: htzahid@horolygrail.com

Join me on this JOURNEY

I will never overwhelm you with emails and will never share your contact details with any third parties. My intention is know who you are, with the hope that together we can create an improve this community of passionate collectors and trades.  

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My STORIES

My Choice For DECEMBER

In 1960, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard forever raised the bar for marine exploration by piloting the bathyscaphe Trieste to the deepest point in the world's oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. When they surfaced from the historic dive to a depth of 10,916 meters, the submersible was carrying an experimental Rolex watch, the Deep Sea Special. It was in perfect working condition, the only watch to have successfully been taken to deep in real-life conditions: An achievement that cemented Rolex's expertise as the pioneer and leader of the waterproof wrist watch.

Waterproof to a depth of 4,000 feet (1,220 metres) for the Rolex Sea-Dweller, launched in 1967, and 12,800 feet (3,900 metres) for the Rolex Deepsea unveiled in 2008, they are the ultimate manifestation of Rolex’s leadership in divers’ watches and the result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. 

In 2014 Rolex released a special version of the model, the Rolex Deepsea with a D-blue dial, to commemorate James Cameron’s historic solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, some 11,000 metres deep. From twilight blue to bottomless black, its two-colour gradient dial celebrates one man’s journey to the deepest place on Earth.

LAVENTURE: Timepieces for Explorers

LAVENTURE is a universal word that elicits dreams and recalls memories of numerous imaginary expeditions, explorations, discovery and extraordinary voyages. It responds to a dream of freedom and adventure, with the fervent desire to get as close as possible to nature, exploring its universe, for a simple love of discovery.

 

The first creation of this young brand was named "LAVENTURE MARINE" and the second "LAVENTURE SOUS-MARINE". The idea is to explore each year with a  small limited series developed with the a respect for adventure, exploration and a hint of imagination.

To earn the stamp Swiss made, a watch must satisfy the minimum 60% Swiss value requirement. A LAVENTURE watch is more than 95% Swiss value. Only the sapphire crystals are not produced in Switzerland.

LAVENTURE watches are limited to 50 pieces, numbered with a beautiful and deep engraving on the background. By creating one new limited edition model per year, the vintage LAVENTURE is established. You can find out more about the creator 'Clement Gaud' in the stories section.

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