Inspiration from 1928

Oct 06, 2020,05:11 AM

Posted by John Goldberger.  It was not something I’d ever seen before but you can see a relationship between this watch and Journe’s Vagabondage II.  To be clear this is just me drawing the parallel, but it was the first thing that hit me when I saw Goldberger’s post. 

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Exactly what I thought when I saw his post [nt]

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : October 6th, 2020-05:36

I thought that when I saw it as well! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : October 6th, 2020-06:17


 By: jmpTT : October 6th, 2020-06:23
What a cool vintage watch, a revelation that it exists.

Wow never seen before

 By: JTCL : October 6th, 2020-07:24
Perhaps he took inspiration when repairing one of these

Beautiful two-tone...

 By: mdg : October 6th, 2020-08:10
...and a great size. The was 'born' the same year as my father (and Mickey Mouse) : )

Very, very cool. What a cool piece.

 By: ChristianDK : October 9th, 2020-11:35
Thank you for posting this, Jay! The connection is obvious. The Vagabondage line is clearly inspired by Cartier. As some of you know, FP used to design movements for Cartier with his company THA (with Vianney Halter and Denis Flagollet)They designed the M... 

It would be interesting to know if this watch played any part in the design of the VII.

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 13th, 2020-06:52
I guess we know for the VI there was a previous watch produced for a collector (I’d posted a picture of it previously). But for sure, the resemblance is striking.

I see your point. Its very difficult to know, as this is such a rare piece.

 By: ChristianDK : October 13th, 2020-12:05
As you say, the V(i) started its life in the shape of the "carpediem" in 1997. We know that FPJ worked for Cartier designing movement for a Tortue case. Perhaps he has seen this watch in the cartier archives?However - I think this is highly speculative.!!...