- Aug 7, 2009
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this threak is the ultimate example of "cool story bro"
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Marketing shtick of using Breguet numerals? Where is PP authenticity and heritage in that? Why use Arial along with Breguet fonts, why for god's sake not use PP historic fonts instead? Someone mentioned lazy, yes, it looks like that.perhaps both? I’ve always felt odd rendering opinions on matters with which I don’t have personal experience with, but speaking from a purely aesthetic viewpoint, I think both.
Gimme the gold one. The other one looks like a vampire would wear it.
The problem with the watches on their website homepage is not that they are ornate or baroque, it's that they are stupendously ugly, vulgar and tasteless, and that no one with an interest in aesthetics, art or design could ever recognise them as objects of beauty. Comparing them to the kinds of ornately embellished pieces that Patek made for Queen Victoria and other elites in the past is like comparing Trump's apartment to Versailles.Patek has a history making both highly ornate / baroque designs and very simple, Bauhaus-inspired designs. The latter have tended to most strongly characterize the company to most people, but intricately decorated, bejeweled timepieces are just as much part of Patek DNA. In fact, they make a big point of preserving and showing off traditional handicrafts (marquetry, enameling, guilloche, engraving, jewel setting, etc.).
I guess I just don’t get as worked up about little details. Then again, I’m not shelling out mid 5 figure for a watch. Were I too, perhaps my opinion would change.Marketing shtick of using Breguet numerals? Where is PP authenticity and heritage in that? Why use Arial along with Breguet fonts, why for god's sake not use PP historic fonts instead? Someone mentioned lazy, yes, it looks like that.
P.S. Foo is a disrupter, I like his posts. Makes this forum wake the f up a little from snoozy : ''Enjoy in good health'' echo chamber.
Bro, that looks even more vampire swag than the last one.I guess I just don’t get as worked up about little details. Then again, I’m not shelling out mid 5 figure for a watch. Were I too, perhaps my opinion would change.
I posted those two examples as one is hideous and the other more sublime.
As for the term Baroque, that’s a very generous description of that diamond encrusted watch.
I’m attracted to the VC Cabinotiers. With regards to ornamentation and expression, more interesting than sticking diamonds on every visible surface.
I honestly don’t think we see enough watches here. It’s always the same dudes that squabble over whatever the fuck.Bro, that looks even more vampire swag than the last one.
What is wrong with jewels on everything???
Personally i feel that all watches should be on the table for discussion. From a Swatch to a jewel encrusted Patek. after all, watches each have a face value.
@TheFoo sometimes i like his posts. but other times he goes on a elitist tangent and places himself at the top of said tangent. posting other pictures of watches and ranting, etc.
Then again, seeing the same 10 watches everyday in different settings gets boring AF. "Wow, A Rolex" . Yay! . "Surprise! it's a reverso!"
I'm all for a general conversation about watches. while keeping the "live long and prosper" vibe.