Francois-Paul Friday is here :-)

Sep 03, 2020,23:48 PM

It’s time for our FPJ roll-cal, according to our forum tradition. So just jump in....

I will admit that I’m cheating today, as i was just wearing this piece briefly last Friday As FP let me look at it. But what an experience it was. It is an amazing watch and even quite wearable. Posts about this one and other amazing FPJ pieces are in the works and I hope to get more work done this weekend. So this is just a teaser...;-)

Show us your watches and have a great weekend! 


Straight off from Francois-Paul’s wrist to mine, last Friday smile

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You have one epic grail piece [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : September 4th, 2020-00:05

I am not familiar with this peice

 By: sham1 : September 4th, 2020-00:07
but thank you for sharing Christian. The brand never fails to surprise me!

Well stay, tuned dear friend! I am preparing a post about it :-)

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-01:57
Here are a couple of old posts about it

Excellent! [nt]

 By: Swaye : September 4th, 2020-08:55

What a beauty

 By: Passionata_george : September 4th, 2020-00:09
the top counter shows the position of the sun during the day?

It shows when sun rises and sets

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-01:58
so the sliders in the aperture change as times change HAGWE, George!

that s what i tried to ask 😀😀😀😀😀😀

 By: Passionata_george : September 4th, 2020-02:08
great piece pal.


 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-09:39
HAGWE dear friend!

Absolutely my cup of tea, but out of my range I think, however

 By: emcquillan : September 4th, 2020-00:49
I have my eyes on the 2020 Resonance. Thank you for the picture and I look forward to reading your thoughts on this piece. The first generation UN astrological watches are what made me fall in love with horological masterpieces in the beginning so I have ... 

Thank you so much, Ed :-)

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-02:01
It is aboslutely a fascinating piece and as you correctly say, the poetry in such a piece must be appreciated to like such a watch. More to come HAGWE

Havana Lune

 By: rremiker : September 4th, 2020-05:37

Just tried this one one.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-08:54
I am in love with this watch!

Indeed. The conception was long.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:41
Don’t forget this is the work of one watch aker. No studio, no committee, no R&D department. FP took a long time to work on the vision of this piece and presents a real watch you can wear. (If one can afford it)

Other people’s watches...this one was never mine.

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 4th, 2020-06:28
The beauty of the Boutique MOP. It is best in RG for me. ...  

So nice, Jay.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:44
I’ll tell you this. If I could tune back the hands of time, I would pick up one of the Nacre dials. Sometimes we don’t see the treasures right under our noses. In fact, that I’d one of the recent realizations from this hobby we share. To see beauty and va... 

I couldn’t agree more.

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 4th, 2020-11:09
And this one was 38mm (which is why I was looking at it at the time).

I don't see the point in posting a picture this week.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 4th, 2020-07:33
I'm just going to hang out in my house and drool over your wrist. Well, what's on your wrist, anyway. And pretend that that's my wrist. And probably start drinking early. And fantasizing I'm Sean Connery in "Entrapment". Although I might get distracted by... 

Haha. What a shame dear friend. especially when we know you amazing FPJ collection.

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:46
We still love you though. 😘HAGWE Mike! Christian

Finally, a leading lady I would actually recognize. Our worlds have collided.

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 4th, 2020-11:16
She was in my local bike shop several months ago (I was there too) with her man (I could take him, easy). It’s very rare I recognize famous people but Mrs Z J I did not miss. I was going to try and say something in Welsh to her, being a kindred Celtic spi... 

I knew there was a woman we both knew.

 By: TheMadDruid : September 4th, 2020-12:10
I did. I'll have to rustle up a picture of her for future posting. Again, though, does no one see the face on the bottom half of the Astronomique? Am I crazy? Wait! Don't answer that.

LOL 😂 👍 [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:46

That is a serious piece - can't wait for your review...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2020-08:02
Meanwhile, I am enjoying Francois-Paul Friday with this: ...  

Uuuuuh, Viken

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:48
Did you jump in? Such a great piece, and looks perfect on your wrist. HAGWE my friend 😊

Thank you!

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2020-10:54
Couldn't resist the temptation. I am super excited to own my first FPJ, my first manual Rattrapante and my first Monopoussoir. And, many thanks for your expertise and insight.

I tip my hat to you, Sir

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:58
Huge congratulations, Viken. I wish it will bring you many hours of happiness. As we discussed, I think this watch is something extraordinary and a classic in the making. Have a great weekend, my friend 😊👍

Congratulations, IWC! [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : September 4th, 2020-12:11

What? Did you sneak this one in? Did I miss the announcement! Many congratulations.

 By: Jay (Eire) : September 4th, 2020-11:19
If there’s a value argument in FPJ today, this this is likely it. And it’s little brother too many (the non chrono).

Thanks Jay...👍

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2020-11:34
No formal announcement but I snuck a couple pics into random threads a couple days ago and they flew under the radar. These ones were posted in honor of Francois-Paul Friday, my first official participation.

LOL, great idea

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:49
La vie une Rose. What a beautiful piece. HAGWE!

What a beauty! [nt]

 By: aperna : September 4th, 2020-08:58

Thank you. Woah it could be mine. Although not in then cards...

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:51
Sadly I can’t dish out the 950K Swiss franc + tax 😳 HAGWE 😆

You got it!

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:52
It’s really spectacular. And I much prefer it to the blue Only Watch in terms of aesthetics.

And here is my shot for the day

 By: stabilizer : September 4th, 2020-09:20
I have a couple incoming straps which I am excited to share soon, including a new grey suede from FPJ courtesy of Isabella at the Miami boutique. ...  

Damn that dial is gorgeous [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2020-09:26

Thank you ! [nt]

 By: stabilizer : September 4th, 2020-18:58

Great picture👌

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-10:55
What a perfect piece. I can’t wait to see the suede. I have been discussing it with Pierre. Can’t wait to see the outcome, so please post in when it gets to your wrist. HAGWE Christian

Thank you

 By: stabilizer : September 4th, 2020-18:58
Will do !

Oy! Another masterpiece. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 4th, 2020-10:34

Oh, Ed, I was SO hoping you would drop by...

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-11:11
What a bomb to drop 😄👌 . You recent post made me revisit this piece at Montres Journe last week. I will write a new post about it soon. It’s a dividing piece in the FPJ collection but highly original and a what could reasonably be categorized as on of the... 

Yes, true!

 By: ChristianDK : September 4th, 2020-11:20
original and with a very nice story behind it.

Milk Chocolate and Olive

 By: CE750 : September 4th, 2020-15:41
Thanks for sharing that GRAIL Christian! ...  

Thats a great combination

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2020-10:35
didnt see that before! I really dig it! Article coming up but longer than I had planned ;-)

Fantastic astronomic

 By: ashot : September 4th, 2020-17:12
I am even posting my firs ever wrist shop ...  

Thank you [nt]

 By: ashot : September 4th, 2020-17:35

Superb! [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2020-10:36

Looking toward to your post!

 By: Noak(marc.gmt8) : September 4th, 2020-18:21
This is my grail watch, can’t stop admiring it. I was fortunate to see up close the “prototype” at my AD’s boutique for Only Watch Auction. Sorry for the poor quality pics, I was not in control of the lighting conditions inside the boutique. ...  

I understand those display cases really kill pictures!

 By: ChristianDK : September 7th, 2020-10:38
Working hard on the article but its more than I had first planned. A few more hours of work left. hope to put it up tonight