November 20, 2019
The new Swatch Proteam Special design is splashing onto shore with vivid vibes. Inspired by surf champion Courtney Conlogue, BALIBU captures the laidback paradise beaches of Southern California and Bali.
A secret beach hidden somewhere only Courtney knows (and she’s not telling!) has hot pink and amethyst purple sand and refreshing foamy waves that every surfer dreams of. Look closer near the lush treetops and you will find Courtney painting on a rooftop and taking in the view. References to Swatch street art and her international travels are scattered throughout the design, which is reminiscent of styles from the 50’s and 70’s, and even features allusions to the movie “Gidget” and its characters. Balibu is everything a surfer’s paradise should be.
Courtney is a two-time World Championship runner-up with US Open of Surfing victories and a characteristic work ethic. Her gritty determination and pursuit of perfection have made her a surfer to watch for the past decade. Her love of art and carefree attitude make her an excellent embodiment of fun-loving Swatch.
BALIBU BEACH follows two other Proteam Special designs that take inspiration from the lives and sports of other Proteam Athletes: C’EST BIEN NILS from freeskier Nico Vuignier and SIDE OUT! from beach volleyball duo Anouk Vergé-Dépré and Joana Heidrich. All three designs were made by Chilean illustrator, painter, designer and writer Gabriel Ebensperger.
This Swatch X You design will be available for a limited time in our online platform. Show of your own skills as you slide the watch around the design to find the perfect print. Write a personal message on the caseback to add a personal flair to your one-of-a-kind creation.
Create your masterpiece and take a piece of Balibu paradise with you wherever you go!