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Independent watches you don't see very often...

gazman70k

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Last week, a few of us in Hong Kong got together and shared our collection of time pieces by independent watch makers. Note the slight biased towards F.P. Journe.




Some very exotic pieces.

Here's some wristshots of my favourites of the night.


The Phillipe Dufour Simplicity. Watch making artistry at its finest. This example comes with an enamel dial, Breguet hands with a white gold case. Only 200 pieces exist, each and every one hand assembled and hand finished.


The movement in all its glory. The geneva stripes are achieved by hand. Just stunning. This is my dream watch. Period.


FP Journe Chronometre Souverain in polished titanium. Only 20 examples were ever created to celebrate the opening of the FP Journe Tokyo Boutique.


FP Journe Octa Chronographe in Platinum (btw, FP Journe only uses platinum for his white metal pieces). This is a special edition with a Ruthenium dial which is now discontinued.


FP Journe Resonance, which houses two escapements that beat in unison. A stunning piece.


FP Journe Resonance in Rose Gold and Black Mother of Pearl dial. A very unique piece. The dial is just mesmarising.


Lang & Heyne Friedrick August 1. One of the finest examples of what an artisan can do to transform a simple Unitas 6497.


Sheer artwork and an excellent representation of classic Saxony watch making.


Max Busser & Friends (MB&F) Horological Machine #1


Max Busser & Friends (MB&F) Horological Machine #2

Two stunning pieces by Max Busser, who transformed Harry Winston into a haute horlogerie power house it is today. His Horological Machine #3 is even more creative but not to my taste. I love the HM#2.

That's all for now.

Gaz
 

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Amazing photo's! How often would we such a collection in one photo?
 

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Beautiful watches, thanks for sharing the photos.
 

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Bump just so more folks can see those pics. Timezone is my first love, and yet I've never seen some of those FP's. Stunning
 

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Wow! Those are all beautiful pieces. I would love to see those in person.
 

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I'm not a watch-person in general, but some of those are just really intriguing. The HM #1 and #2 have a steampunk-ish vibe to them which is pretty cool.
 

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Originally Posted by Chips
Amazing photo's! How often would we such a collection in one photo?

Not very often. One hidden gem there is the FP Journe centigraphe.

Originally Posted by Holdfast
I'm not a watch-person in general, but some of those are just really intriguing. The HM #1 and #2 have a steampunk-ish vibe to them which is pretty cool.

Indeed. That's what makes the HMs works of art.

Gaz
 

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Originally Posted by GTR
Beautiful watches, thanks for sharing the photos.

Originally Posted by longskate88
Bump just so more folks can see those pics. Timezone is my first love, and yet I've never seen some of those FP's. Stunning


Originally Posted by huy
Wow! Those are all beautiful pieces. I would love to see those in person.

Originally Posted by Hard2Fit
What he said.

Originally Posted by Johnathan
Some of these are just stunning.

Originally Posted by mikeman
They all look great,thank you for sharing.

Cheers guys. You are all welcome.

Gaz
 

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Thought I'd just add the sound of my jaw-dropping...I honestly don't know too much about watches, but those really are pieces of art.
 

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The F.P. Journes are really something!
 

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