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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

We need more shots of this!



Long discontinued 170. Tritium dial has a nice patina but still has good lume in the dark.

The titanium case and mostly Ti bracelet wears much, much lighter than the all steel 236 I used to have.
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Very cool pics Frills! I really enjoyed that. I would love to see more pictures if you happen to have any. I have always been a fan of Corthay's work.
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Very cool pics Frills! I really enjoyed that. I would love to see more pictures if you happen to have any. I have always been a fan of Corthay's work.

Glad you enjoyed, Nuke. Pierre and his work are awesome IMHO. Few more pics here.

After dinner it was raining so Pierre ducked under my umbrella...

e3egybah.jpg

Oh, I guess you actually wanted to see more of the shoes haha. Okay. Here's a blue Arca that we were mulling. Pierre is doing Blue Steel in this pic. My features are kind of blurry here, but rest assured I was doing Magnum.

a7ape5uh.jpg

Triple Arca threat! Pierre is wearing the brown, I'm wearing the burgundy, and another Corthay/Leffot client was wearing the blue.

4e7e3yty.jpg

Yes, not just for display - note the raindrops haha.

Speaking of display, here are my Arcas when I first got them. They are "burgundy" - but Corthay's out of this world patina is called "lie de vin" (the color of red wine) for a reason. It really looks like the blend of fine red wine being swirled - that crazy mix of burgundy and black mixing into each other.

qu9ujune.jpg

What about a close-up of those Chelsea boots made of orange croco? Belongs to Insta user @randybrands:

nehyhyqy.jpg

Just so this isn't all about shoes, here's a shot of me wearing my Exp I right before I worked out. I asked the mirror, mirror on the gym wall if I was more muscular than Chris Evans in Captain America, and this was its response...


ysupabyd.jpg

Then I had pizza for lunch, with lots of fresh garlic:

any7uvy5.jpg
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And then you came here....thank goodness you weren't wearing the platinum queen as well or you would have broken the internet.

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Dear TWAT, I must confess, I like the Louis Vuitton World Time watch that recently debuted at BaselWorld.  It is an overly priced fashion branded watch that few will like but I love the design.  Something about the aesthetics has me taking peeks of it just to find new nuances that I like.  If anything it is like being married but always taking an extra second to admire the beauty that is our TWAT-goddess when Frilly posts a pic.

Why do I love it?  Well the hand painted dial is just full of lovely colors that has me looking at the different cities and emblems associated with them.  The outside rings then marry up with the 24 hour and minute rings ending in the middle with a rather large pyramid with terrible branding of “World time” and “Louis Vuitton”.  You then have a silly yellow hand that is part of the pyramid that crosses through both the hour and minute rings to point towards one of the cities.  It just somehow all fits together and works for me.  I love it.

Now the bad.  It is $67,500!  The LV logo and silly yellow hand are actually on the underside of the crystal and not on the dial as the dial is part of the movement.  Maybe it provides some sort of 3D aspect but I will throw it in the bad for now.  It is white gold but if you are paying that much, platinum comes to mind.

If it were not so bastardly expensive and something like <$3,000 and I would try to find a way to try it on.  So TWAT there it is…I love a fashion brand watch that few will love but somehow it tickles my heart strings.



just browsing and caught this post.

i was in an LV store last week on Bloor St. in toronto and was checking out some of their watches. I'm not at all surprised that LV is making big moves into the segment given they're owned by LVMH which also owns TAG, hublot among others. Safe to assume that LV watches use movements manufactured inside the group?

Their more modestly priced watches (under $10k) actually have a lot to offer the less discerning buyers. Quartz watches were still several thousand dollars though.

The use of colour and unusual materials for watches at a similar price-point is bound to move product. I would bet as the years go by a lot of more traditional watch buyers will find an LV piece in their collection.
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^ uhoh.gif I may be mistaken but I'm pretty sure most of their watches are just ETA movements and only the top-of-the-line pieces use Zenith movements. That was a few years ago when they really began pushing their watches so they may have gone in-house since then. Regardless, I can't understand why one would overpay for one of their regular watches much less that world time monstrosity… yikes.
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The use of colour and unusual materials for watches at a similar price-point is bound to move product. I would bet as the years go by a lot of more traditional watch buyers will find an LV piece in their collection.

I'll take that bet! happy.gif
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I'm very curious to see how fashion houses like LV, RL, Hermes and Zegna are doing in the watch world. Some of their pieces don't look too bad but I can't think of any reason to buy one for the same cost as an Omega IWC or even JLC. I've never seen one in the wild either. Seems like a costly venture and I wonder how their return is so far.

Anyone have an idea?
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flake, im a big fan of the panny metal bracelet. so hefty and manly.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I'm very curious to see how fashion houses like LV, RL, Hermes and Zegna are doing in the watch world. Some of their pieces don't look too bad but I can't think of any reason to buy one for the same cost as an Omega IWC or even JLC. I've never seen one in the wild either. Seems like a costly venture and I wonder how their return is so far.

Anyone have an idea?

My aunt is an Hermes SA and according to her they've established some in house manufacture for the movements after previously using ETA (same as LV). Of course she gets discounts (sometimes wicked! discounts) so it doesn't really count.

I'd agree completely… why would you buy one for the same price as those mentioned above?
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probably because you already have 3 rolexs, 3 Omegas, a JLC, an hublot, vintage this, titanium that.... and you're bored with tens of thousands of dollars in dispoable income every few months

or you're mid-level drug dealer and you need to get rid of a few grand in cash every month or so and bitches love LV

i saw the latter at the LV boutique the other day stacking paper on random gear.
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Frills delivers again!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So I had an awesome time last night. Pierre Corthay - who makes some of my favorite shoes - is in town and is holding a trunk show at Leffot, but I was busy all day yesterday and today so I could only meet up for dinner. Well, after dinner Steven Taffel opened up the store because there were just too many goodies to be seen.

But this is TWAT, so I won't focus on the mind bendingly awesome shoes. Let's get on with some of the watches people were wearing.

There's that Genta cousin of my Nautilus:

5yturura.jpg

There's that all gold Rolex Daytona:

2u5ysuja.jpg

There's this watch made by this F.P. Journe character. He may have been mentioned once or twice in this thread:

sequduvu.jpg

And then there's me and Pierre, holding up a boot made of orange croc. No, I'm not having this model made. The one I'm having made... will be announced as an "incoming" a few months from now.

Also, Pierre is not grabbing me close to his body in an overly affectionate way in this picture. I think this might just be the effect of wine over dinner.

vaverugu.jpg

Jokes aside, Pierre is an awesome guy and Steven Taffel did us right by opening up the store at 10:30pm so that we could explore the wonders of Maison Corthay.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Glad you enjoyed, Nuke. Pierre and his work are awesome IMHO. Few more pics here.

After dinner it was raining so Pierre ducked under my umbrella...

e3egybah.jpg

Oh, I guess you actually wanted to see more of the shoes haha. Okay. Here's a blue Arca that we were mulling. Pierre is doing Blue Steel in this pic. My features are kind of blurry here, but rest assured I was doing Magnum.

a7ape5uh.jpg

Triple Arca threat! Pierre is wearing the brown, I'm wearing the burgundy, and another Corthay/Leffot client was wearing the blue.

4e7e3yty.jpg

Yes, not just for display - note the raindrops haha.

Speaking of display, here are my Arcas when I first got them. They are "burgundy" - but Corthay's out of this world patina is called "lie de vin" (the color of red wine) for a reason. It really looks like the blend of fine red wine being swirled - that crazy mix of burgundy and black mixing into each other.

qu9ujune.jpg

What about a close-up of those Chelsea boots made of orange croco? Belongs to Insta user @randybrands:

nehyhyqy.jpg

Just so this isn't all about shoes, here's a shot of me wearing my Exp I right before I worked out. I asked the mirror, mirror on the gym wall if I was more muscular than Chris Evans in Captain America, and this was its response...


ysupabyd.jpg

Then I had pizza for lunch, with lots of fresh garlic:

any7uvy5.jpg
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Blustery Planet Ocean day. Will spring never come to Scotland?

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Originally Posted by bings View Post

 vintage this, titanium that.... or you're mid-level drug dealer 

 

Definitely the latter.  Even if you had all those things like the former, the lists of "this" and "that" before resorting to LV for your spare $50k, are a mile long - even for a watch noob like me.  Only today I saw with my own eyes a Datograph, a PAM 423, a Reverso 1931, a Royal Oak Chronograph, a Lange 1 and a few other things, that would probably be in the first ten; definitely the first hundred....and several hundred before the LV kaleidoscope cereal packet novelty above.

 

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Blustery Planet Ocean day. Will spring never come to Scotland?

 

Is that a poetic reference to separatism?  I didn't know you were a Caledonian. I do like the PO, more than my brain tells me is right, but I'm pretty sure James Bond is a unionist. :sly: 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

So I had an awesome time last night. Pierre Corthay - who makes some of my favorite shoes - is in town and is holding a trunk show at Leffot, but I was busy all day yesterday and today so I could only meet up for dinner. Well, after dinner Steven Taffel opened up the store because there were just too many goodies to be seen.

But this is TWAT, so I won't focus on the mind bendingly awesome shoes. Let's get on with some of the watches people were wearing.

There's that Genta cousin of my Nautilus:

5yturura.jpg

There's that all gold Rolex Daytona:

2u5ysuja.jpg

There's this watch made by this F.P. Journe character. He may have been mentioned once or twice in this thread:

sequduvu.jpg

And then there's me and Pierre, holding up a boot made of orange croc. No, I'm not having this model made. The one I'm having made... will be announced as an "incoming" a few months from now.

Also, Pierre is not grabbing me close to his body in an overly affectionate way in this picture. I think this might just be the effect of wine over dinner.

vaverugu.jpg

Jokes aside, Pierre is an awesome guy and Steven Taffel did us right by opening up the store at 10:30pm so that we could explore the wonders of Maison Corthay.

Fantastic images ... and great shoes!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Definitely the latter.  Even if you had all those things like the former, the lists of "this" and "that" before resorting to LV for your spare $50k, are a mile long - even for a watch noob like me.  Only today I saw with my own eyes a Datograph, a PAM 423, a Reverso 1931, a Royal Oak Chronograph, a Lange 1 and a few other things, that would probably be in the first ten; definitely the first hundred....and several hundred before the LV kaleidoscope cereal packet novelty above.


Is that a poetic reference to separatism?  I didn't know you were a Caledonian. I do like the PO, more than my brain tells me is right, but I'm pretty sure James Bond is a unionist. sly.gif  

Mimo I like the way you think smile.gif. Sadly I was being quite literal; it's been about 0-7 C the last couple of weeks, which is not so different from the weather we were having in December. I believe England has been enjoying temperatures in the 10-18 C range. Enough to make you want to move. I'm not Scottish; I just work here wink.gif. And for the record, I think the Scottish National Party are a bit nutty to be suggesting independence, and don t seem to have a very convincing platform to base their ideas on (at least to me).

Re: PO
I have a love-hate relationship with divers and sports chronographs. While I appreciate them, their ubiquity (as discussed before) makes it very hard for me to spend much on one. Call me snob, but I find it hard to spend more than low 4 figures on something that the average joe wouldn't be able tell apart from a Citizen or Timex or Technomarine. The PO was the closest I could get to scratching that particular itch. So far, I've been happy with it, accept for the fact that I find it a little top heavy. It's good for what I bought it for; t shirt, jeans, hiking, kicking a ball around with the kids, etc.
Edited by academe - 4/6/14 at 11:01am
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