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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.

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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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