By Ralph Stuart
Horologists and fine-gun fans alike recently hailed the announcement that Italian gunmaker Fausti Stefano has partnered with Swiss watchmaker Paul Picot to produce a line of exclusive timepieces. Combining century-old Swiss watchmaking tradition with Italian-art-inspired design, the Fausti Watch Collection commemorates the gunmaker’s 70th anniversary, in 2018.
The watches, which feature mechanical movements, are made in the Paul Picot workshop, in Le Noirmont, in the canton of Jura. The dials are engraved in Italy by the same craftsmen who embellish higher-end Fausti shotguns.
Watches are available in both men’s and women’s models, and features include 36mm, 40mm or 42mm stainless-steel cases, different-color leather straps, and date indicators. Each watch is water resistant to 50 meters.
Dials are gold and silver, and engraving options are virtually unlimited, ranging from portraits to game scenes to animal studies. Some clients even order watches with the same custom engraving that appears on their shotguns. Every watch is unique and comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
Of course, you don’t have to be a watch aficionado or a Fausti collector to purchase a Fausti watch. All it takes is an appreciation for precise Swiss mechanics and classic Italian good looks.
Prices begin at $3,500 and are dependent on the model and engraving.
For more information, visit faustiarms.com.