More Duality Photos
As promised in my Simplicity post, here are more photos of the lovely Duality in WG. If time permits I may try to get a few more of the movement, but here's what I have as of now:
Hope you enjoyed! As always, all comments and suggestions welcomed. And many thanks to my friend for permitting me to photograph this very special watch!
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More Duality Photos
As promised in my Simplicity post, here are more photos of the lovely Duality in WG. If time permits I may try to get a few more of the movement, but here's what I have as of now: Hope you enjoyed! As always, all comments and suggestions welcomed. And man...
Any Dufour watch is stunning. I would love to be able to exam one for myself, but your photos are an ideal next best thing. Regards Tony
Tony, well said! Gary's photos are the next best thing to seeing the real watch - I could not have said it better!
Signal to noise ratio
You have no idea how many photos I take to get a few decent ones! My "reject" rate is very high indeed -- I'm glad to hear that some of the ones that survive do communicate the essence of these beautiful pieces. All the best, Gary
Don't you worry Gary
Producing that ONE spectacular photo is all that matters! Even professionals discard a large proportion of their work and I've seen it first hand at a few weddings. But the precious few is what makes the difference between a good and not so good photograp...
For me, being able to handle and photograph a Duality was mind-blowing! Only 9 were made, and the dual escapement design was truly ground-breaking as an advance in time-keeping. Gorgeous, too! Best, Gary
Both beautiful watches -- would be great to see a RG version someday, as PD's RG has (for me) a particularly beautiful color. Thanks for posting these photos! Best, Gary
...to be clear, the watch is not mine! I do have permission to wear the watch a bit, so will see about that wrist shot... Best, Gary G
I have one. Stop making posts like this there are people with weak heart around Duality movement is just summit of high horology Best Damjan
A special piece indeed
Having the opportunity to photograph this piece at my leisure has been fantastic! Best, Gary
Gary many thanks for the post. Rarely do we get to see pictures of the Duality. In the last picture, and I am not sure if it's tech issues, the geneva waves seem to bleed into the wording. Am I correct? regards Weekeat
Thanks, Weekeat! On the logo, the ridges you see are not the striping (which is very subtle) but grooves cut into the sides of the letters themselves (that is on the vertical surfaces). Invisible to the naked eye, but with zillion-times macro photography ...
Absolutely a matter of taste
The Duality has the great advantages of rarity (9 made) and innovation (dual balance escapement) -- but some folks do prefer the Simplicity. For that matter, some prefer the Observatoire to both! Best, Gary
Given the consistenly high quality of your watch photos, that's quite a compliment! The Duality was, shall we say, a challenge to photograph -- between the domed crystal, lack of AR, and subtle brushing of the silver dial (that either doesn't catch the li...
Please say more!
I'd be interested to hear your views. There is the inner "railroad track" that indicates the minutes -- are you looking for something different from or in addition to that? Thanks, Gary
Gary, something is not right on the Duality dial
The rail-track should not be positioned in the inner ring. It should be placed at the outer ring as in the Simplicity. Practically, that should be the right place as the longer minute hand points in that position. Asthetically, the inner ring where the ra...
Thanks for your additional thoughts
In fairness, on the 34mm Simplicity the railroad track is on the inner ring (this is the easy way to tell a 34 from a 37). To your point, however, the center of that dial is guilloche (and that beautiful wavy guilloche, at that) which creates a lot of vis...
The Duality dial to me is a case of breaking all the accepted rules and getting it exactly right. I wouldn't change a thing. _john
not quite following you
Hi Ling, I don't fully understand the question, but let me try to explain what I mean. The convention for watch dials would be that the markers or numerals be positioned at a distance from the center that is proportional to the length of the hands which i...
Eevn if you know nothing about fine watches
Dufour's watches stop you and make you very quiet... I've said this before... one becomes very quiet and just examines... even if you don't know what you are looking at, the symmetry and balance of his design makes time disappear. You are floating outside...