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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. no frills

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    I see you are serious about your rotation! Today I am wearing blue/green:


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    I do like to change it up.

    Now that sir, that is marvelous!!!![​IMG]
     


  3. in stitches

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    mcfrillster - excellent.
     


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    Thanks! OoOoO - a guessing game is afoot! I fear I do not have enough wide-ranging expertise in movements to be able to hazard a likely guess.
     


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    Nor do I, but I thought it was fun anywho
     


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    Quote:Great photo! It really shows off the various shades of color in the dial.
     


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    As of tomorrow, I am officially one month into my wait for the MUT Moon. Hopefully it won't take much longer. All paid up, and just waiting on delivery!

    I never realized the depth of my impatience! :crazy:

    *Edited for clarity, sorry Warren! My initial post barely made sense :).
     
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    Congrats man. One month will fly by, no problem.
     


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    i recommend a self induced coma to pass the time.
     
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    My actual piece is still being made as it's a piece unique. The movement I showed you is the same that will go into my piece. Here is the enamel dial of the stock watch shown - it comes in an edition of four watches, each symbolising prosperity, longevity etc

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    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.
     


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    Here's one with a lapis lazuli dial carved by hand, cased in 18k rose gold

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    And a minute repeater - tourbillon piece unique with another bespoke cloisonne enamel dial, for a female client. The case is massive in the hand!

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    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.
     
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    Will see if I can find some better shots.

    By Le Sentier do you refer to JLC?

    The enamels are all done by this chap called Master Xiong, the 3rd generation heir to an old imperial atelier in Beijing which used to handle the enamelling for the Imperial Court. The knowhow dates to the Ming era and the Chinese name for enamel is Jingtai Lan (since enamelling came to China during the reign of Emperor Jingtai, whereupon it was merged with indigenous Chinese art styles).

    Well the double escapement yields a high power reserve, currently the highest for a Chinese watch. The gold chatons are just like for Lange - beauty in technicolour. It is much more laborious to assemble.
     


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