GP Foudroyante

Aug 24, 2019,01:51 AM
 

I’m not showing the watch this time, one who knows should know, the Ferrari Foudroyante comes with an excessively large box, which can store 9 watches!

After years of storage under nowhere in cabinet, I picked it out recently, finding that all the interior lining has essentially turned into ashes, guess most of you should know how that looks, sticky ashes sticking to your fingers wherever you touch it. Felt bad about it, and planned to have a little weekend project.......

You can see the patina on the card box, reflecting its age:




The box still looks good, but the interior is another story:


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The finished outcome is just satisfying

 
 By: Sun : August 24th, 2019-02:04
Pity that I haven’t taken any before pics, now it’s the after pics: I have even re-make all the little pillows: ...  

Came out great👍 [nt]

 
 By: thegrailwatch : August 24th, 2019-08:47

I have bought this watch pre-owned...

 
 By: Light15 : August 24th, 2019-15:06
Have you done any servicing with GP in Geneva?

Cost is tough one...

 
 By: Light15 : August 25th, 2019-07:50
For me this a grail watch for my collection and you have to live in the atmosphere of virtually bespoke servicing. My Breitlings and Omegas are low cost to maintain, but I wanted something very special that I would appreciate - not even a Ferrari fan, mor... 

Haven’t worn it for maybe a year already indeed, just pick it up and wind it a few turns occasionally, make sure it still runs.

 
 By: Sun : August 25th, 2019-10:08
Have asked about the service a few years ago, as far as I remember I was quoted for about US$2000 for service back to Swiss, don’t know how the inflation now. But it’s my favorite watch, the best looking GP ever to me, definitely a keeper, just that I pre... 

Service about the same these days....according to indications I got...

 
 By: Light15 : August 25th, 2019-15:22
I like the heaviness of the watch (only white gold) and the with the heavy deployant helping to buffet any topside movement, but bracelets are the thing for the Summer and Autumn, but roll on the Winter and Spring months (in the Northern hemisphere), then...