March 11, 2019
Combining some of our favorite things – sports, design and individuality – the newest Proteam Special was created by freeskier Nico Vuignier and it’s available for you to customize in the Swatch X You online configurator. Proteam Specials are a Swatch tradition, but this time we let you get involved by adding your own personal touch to the Swatch X Nico collaboration.
Meeting at the crossroads of sports and art, this Proteam Special design has a unique flair with an international background. Nico is a Swiss freeskier who is known for using his creativity to fuel innovation and performance on the slopes (e.g. in HEATSEEKER). Gabriel Ebensperger is a designer from Chile whose illustrations, paintings, designs and writing are defined by an underlying sense of humor.
Together, they have created “C’est bien Nils!”, a design that captures Nico’s passion and shows a magical world where freeskiing and creativity ride side by side. The design was influenced by the snowy landscapes found in Nico’s hometown of Crans Montana.
“Nico’s aesthetic vision was not only an inspiration but also a force that challenged my creativity and style,” Gabriel says about the Swatch X Nico design. “The creation process for Nico’s canvas began from wanting to capture what I first saw in his videos: speed, courage and, above all, fun. We also wanted to communicate a story without being too serious about it.”
And right when you think that’s all, we introduce one more person into the mix: you! This Proteam Special design is available in our Swatch X You digital laboratory where you can create your own Swatch by sliding the watch along the design to capture your favorite part on the strap and dial. You can even add a personal message on the caseback. When you’re done designing, you can place your order and have your one-of-a-kind watch sent straight to your home.
What are you waiting for? Let Nico’s creativity inspire you to design your own masterpiece.