Red Rocks Limited Edition 2018 - Blackened

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Red Rocks Limited Edition 2018 - Blackened
Red Rocks Limited Edition 2018 - Blackened
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Watch Description

The Red Rocks Limited Edition is a custom built watch based on the design of Vortic Watch Company's Red Rocks Hall of Fame Edition watches.

The Red Rocks Limited Edition is available for sale to the public and only 10 of each style (Bronzed or Blackened) will be available in the 2018 Edition. As featured in Denver's 5280 magazine, this watch is the perfect gift for any Red Rocks fan.

Part of the American Artisan Series by Vortic, this watch is built using an original antique pocket watch timepiece. The dial (face) of the watch was CNC milled from a block of steel in Vortic's Fort Collins, Colorado workshop. 

The case is 3Dprinted titanium and has been heat treated to appear Bronze (Bronzed option) or Black (Blackened option). For the Bronzed option, the dial (face was also heat treated to appear bronze. 

These watches are each custom built, one at a time, in Fort Collins, Colorado by Vortic's master craftsmen. The antique movements inside are manually wound and will keep time for about 30 hours on one wind. They are original antique Illinois pocket watch movements, specifically the 12size Illinois model 405. The movements were made sometime between 1910 and 1925 and each piece will be unique. 

We found antique Illinois pocket watch movements that we couldn't use because their dials were too rusted or cracked. We thought they were goners, but then we thought... maybe we can make a dial?! We did. And if you've been following us for a while you might notice this is the first watch with our name on the face. 

Milled from a disc of steel, these dials were designed, CNC milled, heat treated, and laser etched all inside our Fort Collins, CO manufacturing facility. We restored the original movements and hands of the pocket watches, applied our custom dials, and designed the rest of the watches to match the aesthetic. 

Each watch will come with a certificate telling you the specific story of that pocket watch movement inside as well as everything you need to know about the watch. It will also come with a custom engraved watch box which can be personalized with your name at no additional cost (just like we do for the famous artists!). 

Please contact us for additional information, but don't wait too long as these will go fast. Production and delivery will be 2-3 weeks from time of order.

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Phone (Monday to Thursday 7am to 6pm): 855-285-7884

You can read more about the Hall of Fame watches and Vortic's relationship with Colorado's infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater here:

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2019
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: 3D Blackened Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Hands: Original
  • Strap: Leather


  • Original Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio


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