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precious metal rotors are a nice extra touch and often really should be done as standard at a certain price point, at least imo.

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Most of their Fine Watch Making Collection is really impressive.  However, on their automatic watches IMHO there just isn't an excuse for not using gold or platinum on their high end pieces.  I thought their rose gold Calibre Perpetual Calendar was nice, but at $65K  I just don't see why it doesn't have a gold or platinum rotor. Automatic Pateks, APs, VCs, Langes, and Piagets which sell for less money use gold or platinum for rotors on their watches.  To compete with the big dogs they should use precious metal for the rotor.  Would using a gold or platinum rotor drastically change the watch, no, but I feel like something is missing without it.

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What a beauty - congrats cheers.gif

2+, love it
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my 3568
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Started out yesterday with a quartz Tag, then took it up a notch or two.
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awesome.
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Hi here's a few pics from earlier today of my own Patek smile.gif not an application piece but I love it nonetheless ...

now that's a beautiful watch! Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Hey Stitch, sorry no photos.  It just seemed like it would not have been a good opportunity, since it was indoors at night and they had a professional photographer using a flash and I didn't want to annoy him or the boutique director.  They did have some great watches, Astrotourbillon, Skeleton Santos Dumont (in white gold and carbon coated titanium), Rotonde Tourbillon, Calibre Perpetual Calendar, Pasha Skeleton Tourbillon, Rotonde Perpetual Calendar and several other great pieces.  If anyone is in Boston they should check out these watches while they are still at the boutique (they will be there until Sunday).  My only issue with some of their pieces, is that on the automatic watches, I really felt for the price they cost they should have a rotor made of precious metal. 
Congrats and enjoy!

I was at the cartier store on Newbury Street late Sunday afternoon. I had to pick up some pen refills and I was looking at the Santos Dumont in white gold. I really like the watch, but I honestly don't know anything about Cartier watches, so I am going to need to do a lot more research before I buy it.

-LR
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Well, here is my creation.
I put this Seiko 5 combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)
I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band. Looks smashing.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.
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Watch. $59
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SSUQF6/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033CQNEE/

Strap $20
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=207
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=206

Clasp $18
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=41

Watch toolkit $8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330720681904?var=540061402184&
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i looks quite good. but the omega looks better. wink.gif
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I was at the cartier store on Newbury Street late Sunday afternoon. I had to pick up some pen refills and I was looking at the Santos Dumont in white gold. I really like the watch, but I honestly don't know anything about Cartier watches, so I am going to need to do a lot more research before I buy it.
-LR

 

If you were looking at the regular Santos Dumont its a beautiful watch (it looks great in every version: white gold, pink, and yellow).  It is one that has been on my list of possible Cartier purchases.  The base movement is from Piaget (which is owned by the same parent company as Cartier) and their movements are fantastic, top quality, and as a brand they are often underappreciated.  IMHO, its defintely one of the nicest time only dress watches particularly in the under $20K range.  The other brand in the under 20K range to consider would be Piaget (their manual wind 40mm round Altiplano with a subdial for seconds at 10 o'clock is another fantastic watch).  If you looked at the Skeleon Dumont, thats a truly amazing piece.  The movement is made in house.  The bridges are nickel (gold would be too soft on that watch) and they are plated in gold.  Its a very cool, very elegant watch and a true conversation starter.  They are also numbered.  I am not sure how many they are making.  In the Skeleton they are available in pink gold, white gold, and carbon coated which is black.  The skeleton is about 2.5x the price of the standard Dumonts.  If you are looking for more info check out www.troisanneaux.com my friend Geo who is serious Cartier collector owns that site and he moderates at the Cartier Forum on http://revo-online.com/forums/main/cartier.html  There is also a pretty good Cartier Forum on Timezone.com  .  Good luck and feel free to PM or email if you need any other info on Cartier or resources.  The boutiques also have some great reference materials that I enjoy reading if I am considering a particular watch from them. 

 

Sorry we didn't get to meet up at Larz Anderson this year.  The car won 1st in its class again.  Maybe I'll see you at the car show next year.

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You back? How you been?
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Boring, boring, boring day. Sturdy watch makes it better.

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Nice!
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My current watch (every day, but works with suits, love it). Parmigiani Kalpa Grande XL.

 

 

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opinions?

 

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