ROMAIN JEROME & XOIL

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Watches -

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.

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