Originally Posted by in stitches
i recommend a self induced coma to pass the time.
It is coming NEXT WEEK
. I think I will pass on the coma for the time being.
Originally Posted by ~ B ~
Yes this was exactly what I was looking for. Please be as merciless in your critique as possible. I expect the watches I design and the watches I buy to stand up to anything thrown at them.
I agree the finishing could be improved. The chamfering is done by hand according to the atelier but I think they could do better judging by what I've seen from their grande comps.
The symmetry and original layout of the chatons is very attractive in my opinion. It was conceived in 2011 by two grandmasters each with 50 plus years of watchmaking experience.
The geneva stripes were as good as any big 3 watch when I saw them in the flesh.
Price range of this is around 15k USD, so a fair bit less than the top independents.
They have another version with an enamel moonphase, that one is pretty interesting.
Well, 15k USD definitely makes it a fair proposition. Need better pictures to really compare though! Finishing looks more along the JLC line than the Dufour, Patek line. No anglage, which I am a heck of a sucker for.
Originally Posted by apropos
I'd like to see better photos of the movement, and better photos of that lapis lazuli dial.
The first enamel dial is nice, but not quite at the level of what Le Sentier can achieve. I'd say stick with cloisonne.
Is there any particular reason for a double escapement or screwed gold chatons? Am genuinely curious.
The double escapement is definitely an interesting choice. I don't know how it effects frequency? The resonance aspect would be cool, but the balance wheels are too far apart for it to have to do with resonance (ahhh just noticed you mentioned that in a later post). And I find La Grande Maison's enamelling to be finer, in addition to Patek. This enamelling looks a tad dull. Once again, could be pictures
Originally Posted by no frills
Oh man, good luck on the wait and hope it comes soon. I don't think I would have had the patience to wait that long. I am totally the kid who would have eaten that one marshmallow versus waiting for two.
Only a week. And I have QUICKLY figured out just how impatient I am. It is embarrassing. I definitely am glad I have not gone the Dornblueth route yet. And I never think I even heard the option of two marshmellows...
Originally Posted by DLJr
Congrats. Though I am disappointed that you won't be watch shopping in Philly; on second thought, you should still shop for a Reverso
I definitely think I will stop in to check out the Reverso's! I doubt I will be travelling with my watch though...
Originally Posted by Dino944
Congrats! Looking forward to photos when it arrives.
Of course, SF will be privy to the first wrist shots
watches lately guys. Keep up the great work!