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Yes; that's the one. I understand that not all watches really appeal, even if - objectively - you might appreciate them. For example, the FP Journes don't really do it for me, nor do PP (time-only) Calatravas or Laurent Ferrier watches, though I understand how well crafted they are. The Jules Audemars self-winding watches really have to been seen in person to be appreciated. Even then, they just might not resonate.
Newcomer, just a quick thought: I know that it's got a bit more than 3 hands (i.e. 3 hands+date function), but what about a Jules Audemars Selfwinding? It has a nicely balanced 39mm case. Even though it's not an ultra-thin, it does have a slim profile (case height of only 9mm), a wonderfully decorated calibre 3120, and is really beautifully finished. The self-winding is probably the most underrated of the Jules Audemars collection, as it tends to get eclipsed by the...
You know I think I knew that. Was just having a momentary brain lapse. In any case, the MUT Moon and Grande MUT would be the two on my list.
Just a quick note before I jet home; while not in the same league as AP, VC, AL&S, FP Journe or PP, I think the JLC ultra-thins are also beautiful watches. I wonder - if you're not ready to commit $20K to a VC or FP Journe - it might be possible to pick-up a JLC to see how you take to an ultra-thin 2 or 3 hander? I like them enough that I would consider buying one even if I had a Lange, AP or VC in the stable...
To be honest, it wasn't very in-depth. Mostly others indicating how much the liked the VC you posted, and me being a tad contrary and saying how much I liked the parallel Langes (e.g. Saxonia, 1815). But let's not re-hash that here because (despite what I may have said earlier) the VC is a beautiful watch and is still on my wish list.I'm a similar situation to you; in a world full of big watches, complicated watches and big+complicated watches (not that I don't like 'em!)...
Both fantastic watches (as I think we've discussed elsewhere in TWAT?). The rose gold has a kind of old world chic to it; the grey dial is very distinct and handsome (given that many other dress watches tend to have silvered/white dials or black ones). I can see the lure of trading in one of your existing watches to fund this purchase. What else do you have in your collection and how does this stack relative to your other watches? For example, if you have another dress...
The muscularity of the new watch...suits you.
The Jules Audemars Extra Thin (IMHO) is a delicious watch, and would be next on my acquisition list if I hadn't been recently smitten by Langes. The 2013 version with guilloche dial is pretty stunning, too:...Of course, it may be a longtime between now and the time I purchase my next watch, so perhaps this may sneak back onto my list. I do love APs!
I like that vintage Daytona; the patina is lovely and adds so much character. I've come to more fully appreciate the vintage Rolex thing in recent years, the more I see well-kept examples in the flesh and the more photos that I see like this one.I don't think I was necessarily thinking of buying a black-dialled two-hander; it was more that I hadn't really thought about them too much until I read the Bolshoi article, then started to do a bit of research. I suppose with...
Just getting caught up with TWAT as we've had visitors. Reverso Easter Monday: I love the way the blued hands catch the light under different conditions. The sun is finally shining in Escocia and we've been out in the park: Because of where I live, we need to be reminded when golfing is not permitted (see sign):
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