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The Most Expensive Watch in the World?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chris "Italia", Aug 24, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    How this for a party piece?

    [​IMG]

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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Now if you just combined that aesthetic with the striking movement on the Nardin watches you would really have something.
     
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    Now if you just combined that aesthetic with the striking movement on the Nardin watches you would really have something.
    I have a picture of (and have played with one in real life) a Blancpain Minute Repeater with erotic automaton; it’s the best combination of both worlds. Jon.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Ewwww....

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    What's a minute repeater? Is it like that remote Adam Sandler has in that new movie? Cuz that would be cool...
     
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    I have a picture of (and have played with one in real life) a Blancpain Minute Repeater with erotic automaton; it’s the best combination of both worlds.

    Jon.



    EDIT: Never mind, if it's the movement pictured above...
     
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    What's a minute repeater? Is it like that remote Adam Sandler has in that new movie? Cuz that would be cool...
    It's a mechanism that chimes out the time up to the minute as opposed to a quarter repeater. There are also five-minute repeaters. Repeater mechanisms are among the most difficult items to create in terms of aesthetics, efficency, and sheer tone. Breguet used to soak the gongs in horse urine. Some are also "a toc", which is a dumb repeater. Repeaters are divided into grande and petit sonneries.
     
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    It's a mechanism that chimes out the time up to the minute as opposed to a quarter repeater.

    There are also five-minute repeaters. Repeater mechanisms are among the most difficult items to create in terms of aesthetics, efficency, and sheer tone. Breguet used to soak the gongs in horse urine.


    But only mid-stream! [​IMG]

    Personally, I think Patek has the best sounding repeaters...they seem to have perfected the metallurgy of repeater gongs.

    Jon.
     
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    One of the few nice watches I own, and selected as my current avatar, is the older Ulysee Nardin San Marco GMT. It's an amazingly well designed piece, and quite affordable on the secondary market. Their bracelets are also among the most comfortable.
     

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