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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

The Piagets are just marvelous. this is the first I've heard that some people consider it a "lesser" watchmaker
I was surprised, too, and don't have any reason to agree. Egos in the watch discussion world are pretty strange, from what little I've seen. I think whoever it was might have been talking about the really complicated stuff, or maybe lifting his nose at the more jewelled models.
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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post

I was surprised, too, and don't have any reason to agree. Egos in the watch discussion world are pretty strange, from what little I've seen. I think whoever it was might have been talking about the really complicated stuff, or maybe lifting his nose at the more jewelled models.

Even if the peson was speaking of Piaget's complicated pieces or jeweled pieces the person really didn't know what he or she is talking about.  Piaget's complicated pieces are very innovative, very complex, and of incredibly high quality...and I'd put them up against anything from "PP,AP, and VC."  Whether or not one likes the jeweled stuff is just personal taste, and even Patek, Lange, AP, and VC have offerd jeweled versions of many of their complicated watches.  In addition, Piaget's jeweled pieces and the workmanship they demonstrate in working with gems is probably of a much higher level of quality, and complexity than what we usually see from Lange, PP, AP.  They are probably more famous for working with various gems than Lange, PP, and AP.  Maybe only VC is almost as famous for working with gems in their Lord and Lady Kalla collections, but those are usually time only pieces, not complicated watches.  The jeweled stuff isn't my taste, but I appreciate the workmanship that goes into making jeweled pieces. 

 

Again, I don't own a Piaget, so no axe to grind here other than setting the record straight about a watch company that makes incredibly high quality products.    

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Patek 5110P

 

This is my grail too. I prefer the hands straight hands as opposed to the "scissor handle" hands.

 

The Lange 1 Timezone is also nice too, but i prefer the PP

 

I told you guys I saw this out and about--some owner of a mediterranean restaurant had it on and my jaw dropped.

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What do folks think of this?

It's a pocket watch movement in a new case.

The cheapest I've seen a real minute repeater is about $50k.

I wonder if this would be just too big to wear on your wrist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6eG10mDgxTc
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Back >>>> front.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

while true, the front is plenty nice to look at. id wear it. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by dukerules View Post

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i love that watch. almost double the price of the 112. i tried it on, and thankfully it felt to big on my wrist. crisis averted!
post #15351 of 31207
dino - i assume this is the piaget torb you were referring to. i love it.

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The altiplano is pure class IMHO

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Lange 1 is my "modest" grail. if the table scraps from your charity can be gathered up and turned into one of those for me, I'd be much obliged
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will do cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Lange 1 is my "modest" grail.

Same here. I don't want much, just a nice rose gold L1 shog[1].gif
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lol, a mere 31K. nod[1].gif
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Also my modest grail. Although I think I would like something in platinum shog[1].gif

And maybe with a moonphase.
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or a tourb peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

dino - i assume this is the piaget torb you were referring to. i love it.
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 Yes, the Emperador Tourbillon.  I've also seen a skeletonized version (without diamonds) which was just stunning!

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

The altiplano is pure class IMHO

 +1

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