laCalifornienne restores and modifies vintage Cartier and Rolex timepieces and reimagines them in bold color. Since each watch is vintage, each timepiece has its own story to tell. laCalifornienne’s attention to detail includes servicing the movement and refinishing the case to the original specifications in which the watch left the factory. laCalifornienne restores Cartier Tank and Rolex Oyster watches because they are iconic timepieces that defy the shifting tides of fashion.
Each band is hand-painted and handmade. laCalifornienne uses natural tanned vegetable leather as a canvas. The leather is untreated and, with usage and exposure to the environment, the natural color and texture darkens, changes, and beautifies over time.