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IMHO, Cartier makes the nicest watches for women.  Their men's pieces aren't my cup of tea, but the classic tank is one of the best.  

Wear it in good health.

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

gorgeous, definitely one of my favorite Tank. nod[1].gifsmile.gifbiggrin.gif

^ This
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

IMHO, Cartier makes the nicest watches for women.  Their men's pieces aren't my cup of tea, but the classic tank is one of the best.  

Wear it in good health.



different strokes for different folks, but I tend to agree with this line of thinking. 

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cry.gif the $5,000,000 watch

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Unique piece with a total of 1282 diamonds
More than 100 carats of baguette diamonds
6 square emerald cut stones, each weighing more than 3 carats

Reference: 306.WX.0099.WX.9904

Case: 44 mm in diameter - 18K white gold set with 302 baguette diamonds, totalling 27 carats
Crystal: Sapphire with interior and exterior anti-reflective coating, plus metallised Hublot logo
Case-back: Enclosed, made from 18K white gold with engraved Hublot seal
Crown: 18K white gold set with 12 baguette diamonds totalling 0.67 carats, and a rose-cut diamond of 1.06 carats
Dia:l 18K white gold, 150 Palladium, set with 179 baguette diamonds totalling 8.75 carats
Hands: Faceted and diamond-polished rhodium-plated skeleton hands

Movement: HUB 1100 Self-winding mechanical movement - Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h (4 Hz)
Diameter: 11 1/2 ’’’ (Ø 25.60 mm)
Thickness: 3.60 mm
Components: 63 (Jewels: 25)
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Bracelet: 18 K white gold set with 782 baguette diamonds, totalling 45 carats
6 square emerald cut diamonds, each over 3 carats, totalling more than 18 carats

Clasp: 18K white gold deployant buckle
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^^ Some people have more money than taste.
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Some real nice pr0n right here. If I could choose one watch, it would definitely be something from Mr. Voutilainen (with PD coming in a very close second). I just love those over-sized Breguet hands. This is Kari's first tourbillon.

Quite interesting that Kari has hid the gear train and barrels, so that all you get to see is that gorgeous tourbillon cage.

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Thank you! It's the Master Control Chronograph. In rose gold. The light was the morning light on the day of my daughter's christening. Nothing says watch idiot like stopping to take a pic of your watch when you have other more important matters to attend to satisfied.gif
No wonder, the Submariner was never a luxury watch per se. It was definitely a tool watch when it was new, in the early seventies. But thanks to the OCD of watch collectors, what was once only a tool with the twist of red writing is a now an expensive luxury item. Go figure.
Thanks Cylon! I had a hard time picking one out this morning biggrin.gif
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Fucking lovely. Not enough real Rolexes on this thread.
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Which navy was he in?

Sorry for the delay. I was corrected: "My grandfather, Robert L. Lowery, Jr. was in the very first group of guys that trained under Chennault when the US Air Force was created. He was 19 years old at that time, but had been serving since he was 17. He was born in 1922 and lied about his age because he needed the $ to support his family. I believe he was the oldest of 9 siblings." So it was the [US] Air Force. I was thinking that it would be ridiculous to have a Seiko at a time when he would have been at war with Japan (I thought maybe he was in Korea) but apparently, he received this watch commemoratively long after the war - but obviously not too long.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

cry.gif the $5,000,000 watch Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
498
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TECHNICAL DETAILS
Unique piece with a total of 1282 diamonds
More than 100 carats of baguette diamonds
6 square emerald cut stones, each weighing more than 3 carats
Reference: 306.WX.0099.WX.9904
Case: 44 mm in diameter - 18K white gold set with 302 baguette diamonds, totalling 27 carats
Crystal: Sapphire with interior and exterior anti-reflective coating, plus metallised Hublot logo
Case-back: Enclosed, made from 18K white gold with engraved Hublot seal
Crown: 18K white gold set with 12 baguette diamonds totalling 0.67 carats, and a rose-cut diamond of 1.06 carats
Dia:l 18K white gold, 150 Palladium, set with 179 baguette diamonds totalling 8.75 carats
Hands: Faceted and diamond-polished rhodium-plated skeleton hands
Movement: HUB 1100 Self-winding mechanical movement - Frequency: 28,800 Vib/h (4 Hz)
Diameter: 11 1/2 ’’’ (Ø 25.60 mm)
Thickness: 3.60 mm
Components: 63 (Jewels: 25)
Power reserve: Approximately 42 hours
Bracelet: 18 K white gold set with 782 baguette diamonds, totalling 45 carats
6 square emerald cut diamonds, each over 3 carats, totalling more than 18 carats
Clasp: 18K white gold deployant buckle


yeah, the most expensive watches tend to be the jewelry pieces. some of the womens ones are quite nice, but the mens models are rather barfy imo.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Some real nice pr0n right here. If I could choose one watch, it would definitely be something from Mr. Voutilainen (with PD coming in a very close second). I just love those over-sized Breguet hands. This is Kari's first tourbillon.
Quite interesting that Kari has hid the gear train and barrels, so that all you get to see is that gorgeous tourbillon cage.
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fantastic watch. great post.
post #11110 of 48312
That KV tourbillon is one of a kind from what I read and was $81K, which, to me, seems like quite a good deal for what you get (all being relative of course).


I think I would want the tourb on front because they are fun to watch though.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

great post.

Spanks, stitchy.
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

That KV tourbillon is one of a kind from what I read and was $81K, which, to me, seems like quite a good deal for what you get (all being relative of course).
I think I would want the tourb on front because they are fun to watch though.

I agree with the first of your statements. $81k for a movement that was, and will only be, only made once, and by one of the greatest watchmakers in the world.... unbelievable. Think about it this way... a "cheap" tourb, the JLC MUT Tourb, is something around $50k.

I have to disagree with the tourb in the front though, I normally like them on the back. With few exceptions, I just think it just looks more... reserved. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general I like to keep that little secret to myself.
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I was thinking about a JLC MUT Tourb for a while, but have been communicating with Grieb and Benzinger lately to maybe go that way.

As for the KV at 81K, the only other watch that would tempt me away would be if I could score a sonnerie in that range - something I would much rather have than a tourb. The cheapest I've seen is $100K for a minute repeater from JLC, and I know Chronoswiss has one for cheaper, but I have no knowledge of who they are or how their quality is.
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Spanks, stitchy.

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I agree with the first of your statements. $81k for a movement that was, and will only be, only made once, and by one of the greatest watchmakers in the world.... unbelievable. Think about it this way... a "cheap" tourb, the JLC MUT Tourb, is something around $50k.
I have to disagree with the tourb in the front though, I normally like them on the back. With few exceptions, I just think it just looks more... reserved. Of course, there are exceptions, but in general I like to keep that little secret to myself.

it is a great value. no doubt.

personally i like the tourbillon in the front, i like to be able to gaze upon its magical beauty at a glance. i know though that patek intentionally always puts it in the back. iirc its about not exposing it to the sun or something like that.
post #11114 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

personally i like the tourbillon in the front, i like to be able to gaze upon its magical beauty at a glance. i know though that patek intentionally always puts it in the back. iirc its about not exposing it to the sun or something like that.

That is interesting, never really thought about it that way, in re the sun's effect. One thing I like is that the Tourbillon is the seconds indicator, and I love the somewhat DBS type feel of the Tourbillon seconds.

And in regards to the Grieb and Benzinger... would you mind linking it? I honestly know next to nothing about them! And I feel like if you are going to do a Sonnerie, you might as well geaux big or geaux home.
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Love it a lot icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

gorgeous, definitely one of my favorite Tank. nod[1].gifsmile.gifbiggrin.gif

 

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^ This

 

Thanks guys.  Its really become one of my favorite watches of all time.


 

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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

IMHO, Cartier makes the nicest watches for women.  Their men's pieces aren't my cup of tea, but the classic tank is one of the best.  

Wear it in good health.


Not all of their watches are my taste, but they have made some great watches, such as the Tortue single pusher chroograph, the Rotonde Day/Night, and various Tanks.  I've owned watches from nice brands that some would consider "more elite" than Cartier, but the Tank XL remains one of my favorites. 

 

Thankfully there are lots of brands to meet everyones needs/tastes...after all man can't (or shouldn't have to) survive on one watch brand alone. cheers.gif

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