ROMAIN JEROME & XOIL
Artist xoil, whose real name is loic lavenu, is a French tattoo artist widely recognised for his graphic abstractions. He was inspired to become a professional tattooist after seeing the work of belgian tattoo artist Jef of the famous brussels studio la boucherie Moderne.
Process inspired by 19th-century imagery, xoil created five “worlds” based on the themes belief, balance, Feeling, Perception and emotion in which legendary animals and mythological figures reside. elements from these realms are tattooed on the straps of the timepieces.
timepiece the tattoo dna by xoil features a dial that’s been split in two. the upper part is in traditional grand feu enamel with Roman numerals, and the lower part is cut away to reveal the skeletonised movement and the wearer’s bare skin. the watch is limited to 25 pieces.