How we present ourselves says a lot about who we are. So many brands, think Pandora, Alex and Ani and Origami Owl give you the chance to tell your story through their jewellery, but how do I tell a bit about me through my watch. I live in the best place on earth, Queensland Australia where our motto is "Beautiful one day, perfect the next" and it's true it really is perfect. How do you capture the essence of Queensland in a watch? Meet new Swiss players UNE. These cool Swiss watchmakers have taken the Boulder Opal, an Opal only found in the land of sunshine and through precision and design placed an ultra thin layer of genuine rock material in the face. They have captured the colour and diversity of Queensland for the world to see.
When asked "Why the Boulder Opal?" Marc Frehner, the founder and CEO of UNE spoke of his close connection to Queensland. "It was clear from the start, that we wanted to have a UNE from every continent. I have strong friend and family ties with Queensland and have spent a lot of time there so the Boulder Opal it had to be. It is just so beautiful and most people visiting Australia do spend some time in Queensland. If you want to bring home a genuine piece of Australia then it must be a Boulder Opal as it only exists in Queensland.
After our first pre-serial edition of which we are now selling the first 9 timepieces, we got to know a miner from Queensland who was interested in cooperating with us. They are operating a mine and wanted to see how their gemstone quality boulder would look in a watch. The boulder used is called ‘koroit’, quite hard to manufacture watch faces, but very promising when you look at the color and textures."
Currently in the development process these savy designers are manufactuing methods and calculating the costs to bring us a unique series made from the Koroit Boulder Opal. Currently there are just 6 pieces with different dial colours and bracelets that will be shown in the US before coming to Australia in March, which you get an exclusive sneak preview of here at CC. To keep in the loop and perhaps scoop up one of these limited edition pieces follow UNE on Instagram here https://www.instagram.com/montres_une/ or visit their website http://www.montres-une.com/index.html.