PCH

Henrik Fisker


Time, design and speed.

Quite simply, these three words sum up Rosendahl Timepieces’s latest utterly unique way of displaying the time. A watch designed by the car industry's maestro of uniqueness, Henrik Fisker.
 

PCH

Henrik Fisker


Time, design and speed.

Quite simply, these three words sum up Rosendahl Timepieces’s latest utterly unique way of displaying the time. A watch designed by the car industry's maestro of uniqueness, Henrik Fisker.

Henrik Fisker is the man who penned such legendary cars as the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9, and who has held what must surely be some of the most coveted design jobs in the world of cars.

Fisker is also the man behind the ambitious Fisker Coachbuild project, building a handful of exquisite Tramonto and Latigo CS luxury cars that turn heads by virtue of their form, function – and the stuff that dreams are made of!

The Tramonto and Latigo CS models are a study in unbroken curves, where the right line is never a straight line. Thus, Henrik Fisker's work is completely immune to conventional whims. This approach to design appealed to Rosendahl Timepieces, which recognised the potential of transferring his design sense to a watch.

All matters mechanical are simply that – matters mechanical, no matter whether it's for a high-performance engine under the bonnet of a car or a complex movement inside the case of a watch, and nothing but the best will do when the Henrik Fisker name is at stake. Naturally, then, the movement is Swiss made. It is an incredible task to master what fits around the mechanical parts – and Fisker is in the ranks of the elite here.

Rosendahl Timepieces's expertise was needed to realise Fisker's unique way of thinking. It's one thing to design a watch, but what makes it tick is a very different story!

Together, Henrik Fisker and Rosendahl Timepieces have created the Fisker PCH, Pacific Coast Highway. Time, design and speed brought together in a unique watch that clearly exemplifies the Fisker design DNA. The watch's name is a tribute to the roads that add asphalt to his roaring four-wheeled masterpieces.

1. Fisker's Coachbuild logo is represented in the bracelet of the PCH. The two gleaming lines in the centre of the logo – and on the front of the cars – wrap around the wrist and are a direct salutation from the two collaborators behind Coachbuild, Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. The silhouette of the Tramonto model can similarly be discerned in the shape of the case – in the uninterrupted curves that are such a unique feature of Fisker's designs.

2. The shoulders lend the bracelet a unique character. The unusual curves are sumptuously tactile, accentuating the arresting details of the case. What's more, the bracelet-to-case weight ratio is precision engineered to ensure that the watch case always stays on the top of the wrist.

3. Despite its vital function, the crown of the watch is not seen when you view the watch from the front. The crown is protected by the watch case, just as a car wheel is recessed into the wing. This way, the watch protects the crown and at the same time, the design of the dial has a particularly serene air. However, as you angle the watch, the tyre-tread-inspired design emerges with Rosendahl Timepieces’s logo emblazoned on the crown, like an elegant salutation to the observer.

4. The distinctive screws in the crown of the watch are reminiscent of the impressive rims on Fisker's cars, but this is more than just delectable design, for the PCH opens from the front, just as the wheel on a car would be changed.

The lens design of the GMT model is unique. The 12-hour crown is countersunk into the milled sapphire lens. The ultimate luxury detail thought out by Fisker, and never before seen on a watch.

5. Through the rear of the case, you can peek at the automatic Swiss movement, its rotor embellished with the route that the Fisker cars are built for: Pacific Coast Highway, California. The watch rotor provides the energy to make the watch tick, just as the wheels on a Fisker Coachbuild are intrinsic to the impetus and the wind in your hair.

Henrik Fisker



Rosendahl Timepieces’s partnership with world-famous car designer Henrik Fisker has resulted in a unique collection of watches by the name of PCH – Pacific Coast Highway. Time, design and speed united in a unique watch that clearly exhibits Fisker’s design DNA. The name of the watch is a tribute to the roads that provide the asphalt for his roaring four-wheeled masterpieces.
 
Henrik Fisker has achieved his world renown with his amazing, streamlined and immensely successful sports car classics including the BMW Z8, not to mention the aesthetic marvel that is the Aston Martin DB9. Henrik Fisker trained as a designer at The Art Center of Design, Pasadena, California. In the course of his career he has held various positions as design manager of some of the world’s greatest car groups (BMW and Ford/Aston Martin).
Today, Fisker is engaged in the ambitious Fisker Coachbuild project, building a handful of exquisite Tramonto and Latigo CS luxury cars.
 
The Tramonto and Latigo CS models are a study in unbroken curves, where the right line is never a straight line. Thus, Henrik Fisker’s work is completely immune to conventional whims and this approach to design appealed to Rosendahl Timepieces, which recognised the potential of transferring his design sense to a watch.
 
His concept in the Fisker Coachbuild company is to further develop sports cars that have already attained the status of super cars. In practical terms, he strips the bodywork of the luxury cars, replaces hundreds of parts in the cars and clothes them in specially designed bodywork and interiors that he designs himself. Thus they take on the unique Fisker DNA, and, with their new genetic qualities, they instantly become at least twice as expensive as the original sports cars, counted among the finest cars in the world and much sought after by wealthy car enthusiasts near and far.
 
Regarding the design process, whether for watches or cars, Fisker comments:
 
“For me, design is about creating a clean, pure sculpture which is beautifully balanced with graphics and lines. Ultimately you want to have a product which is absorbed and perceived by people as a piece of beauty. This is something that has been apparent for any of my designs in cars and products.”
Visit Fisker’s website at www.fiskercb.com
 

The Specs


Item ID: 43400
Made in: Swiss
Lens: Sapphire
ATM: 05
Movement: ETA 2893-2
Battery: Mechanical
Accuracy: 5 sec / day
Strap & Bracelet: Brushed, Stainless Steel
Dial: Black
Size: Ø 44 mm
Case: Brushed/Mirror Polished, stainless steel
Recommended retail price: For price please contact your local distributor

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PCH.pdf
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PCH_Instructions_UK.pdf
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PCH_Manual_DK.pdf
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