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A Watch Fit for Hall of Fame Musicians—and You

Vortic Watch Company transforms vintage pocket watches into one of a kind time pieces, and this year, it’s partnering with Red Rocks to produce some real show stoppers.

Over the past three years, the Red Rocks Hall of Fame has presented each of its inductees, including Jimmy Buffett and Jackson Browne, with a gift: a bespoke watch, crafted by Fort Collins’ Vortic Watch Company, in exchange for decades of timeless performances. And now you can own a stage-worthy, Colorado-made timepiece too. For the 2018 season, which gets into full swing this month with a performance by X Ambassadors (May 3) and a Prince tribute show (May 10), Vortic collaborated with the iconic music venue to craft about 20 Red Rocks Limited Edition timepieces ($1,495) modeled after those given to star performers. The watch—available at the Red Rocks store, Hyde Park Jewelers, and the Vortic online shop—features a 46 mm, 3-D-printed titanium case, a custom metal dial face laser-engraved with the Red Rocks logo, and mechanical timekeeping components extracted from antique American-made pocket watches. So even if you’re not a hall of fame musician, you can look like one.

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