New York–Oscar de la Renta, LLC is pleased to announce its partnership with Detroit-based Shinola on a limited edition timepiece named The Lattice. The timepiece will be hand-assembled in Shinola’s Detroit watch factory in a limited edition run of 1,000, and each watch will be individually numbered. A hardcover book created exclusively for the project will complement the timepiece offering an in-depth look at Oscar de la Renta and his work.
Inspired by the Oscar de la Renta jewelry collection, The Lattice features a faceted sapphire crystal, white mother-of-pearl dial, and signature mosaico crown. The 36 millimeter case houses Shinola’s Detroit-built Argonite 751 high-accuracy quartz movement.
The Lattice comes in three different numbered, limited edition styles:
-Polished stainless steel case, inset with 68 VS, full-cut diamonds, black alligator strap
-Polished stainless steel case, red alligator strap
-Polished Gold PVD plated case, blue alligator strap
Said Alex Bolen, chief executive officer of Oscar de la Renta: “We are thrilled to partner with Shinola not only because the results of our collaboration are beautiful, well-made watches, but also because our brands share very important values. Like us, Shinola believes in products designed and manufactured to the highest standards of quality. We both believe that these high standards are best exemplified by American craftsmen.”
“The limited edition timepiece, created together with Oscar de la Renta, is another collaboration in the Shinola Salutes series,” said Steve Bock, CEO of Shinola, “The Lattice is inspired by Oscar de la Renta’s American made jewelry collection, and embraces the embellished style that is signature to the iconic American designer’s work.”
The watch will be available in October 2014 in Oscar de la Renta boutiques and on oscardelarenta.com, at Neiman Marcus, as well as in Shinola stores and on Shinola.com, retailing from $1,400 to $2,700.
In 2011, Shinola, a Bedrock Manufacturing brand, was conceived with the belief that products should be built to last, and they should be built in America. As makers of modern, handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods, and journals, Shinola is proud to be based in Detroit, a city with a strong manufacturing legacy. Shinola built its watch and leather factories within the College for Creative Studies in the former Argonaut building.