Heritage Time Works
Tempus Machina is driven by an obsession to build watches that represent a perfect balance of modern and vintage that faithfully unites several generations of legendary models. It is extremely rare to find craftsman that share a similar sense of design, coupled with the same attention to manufacturing detail that we demand of ourselves. Heritage Time Works is one such company. As such, we are proud to partner with them in their launch of the stunning CFG-01, CFG-02 and the new EXP-01.
It is worth remembering that the 'humble' Rolex Explorer has the richest history, the deepest model line and was produced for the longest duration of any other Rolex watch. Appearing before the Submnriner in 1953, the Ref. 6350 was the first watch to bear the word EXPLORER on the dial and represented a milestone in rugged , waterproof sports watches at that time. Some versions were furnished with a very rare 'honeycomb' textured gilt dial combined with military-style pencil hands, yet few survive today in this unadulterated format.
The concept was to re-imagine this exquisite vintage masterpiece within the frame of the current Ref. 214270 Explorer. As you can see, every effort has been made to stay faithful to the key characteristics of the Ref. 6350; the hand-engraved guilloche gilt dial, the gilt pencil hands as well as the reprofiled factory Oyster band to straight end link format. All elements come together to revive a glorious moment of true heritage watch passion!
THE CFG-01 and CFG-02
The Rolex ref 6541 Milgauss conjures emotions in vintage watch enthusiasts unlike any other Rolex sport model. From the unique gilt waffle dial to the lighting sweep hand, HTW has captured every beautiful hallmark of this historically important timepiece in the CFG-01 and CFG-02.
One of the most recognizable sport watches ever made is the ‘lightning bolt’ Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541 of the 1950’s. Faithfully reincarnated here with period-style features such as the gilt 'waffle' textured dial, work to create a perfect fusion of the old with the new.
The concept behind the watch was to create a true heritage timepiece that merged the very best elements of its modern incarnation in the Ref. 116400, as a highly wearable, robust and accurate watch, with the unique elegance of its grandafther, the legendary Rolex Ref. 6541 Milgauss. We have tried to be as faithful as possible with the features and details that have been modified or added, in the hope that we could honestly re-create a bit of horological magic of times past, for those discerning watch lovers of today.
THE GI-01 AND GI-02
Heritage Time Works brings you the rebirth of the Ref. 6429 'Commando incarnated in the GI-01 and GI-02 'COMMANDO's. Based around the current Explorer 1 as a base watch, these timepieces come in 2 formats: the GI-01 represents the 'Full Monty' with COMMANDO on the dial and supplied with both the factory Oyster band as well as 5 NATOs, the GI-02 is a stripped-down military version with no 'COMMANDO' on the dial and supplied with NATO bands only.
Our concept here was to create a true heritage timepiece that merged the best elements of its modern incarnation in the Ref. 214270, as a highly wearable, sleek and accurate watch, with the unique military provenance of its 'little big brother', the legendary Rolex Ref. 6429 'Commando'. We have been as faithful as possible with the modified features in the hope that we could re-create a bit of horological magic of times past, for those discerning watch lovers of today.