Many congratulations, they both suit you well
Also nice to see you again in UK
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Similar but different - how two watches can complete a dream!
I have been terribly busy of late and I would normally post photos of a watch as soon as I receive it but these two had to wait. On Monday my Vacheron Constantin American 1921 arrived after I had purchased ir from London last week. It always makes sense t...
oh dear lord...
Sham - you're too kind to break my heart into exact two pieces ;-) both of them are stunning - I believe the case finish of KN would be extremely high. Best, mahesh.,
Yes it is and it is not for everyone
but you know how careful I am with my watches so it suits me well. Best of all, both watches have exceeded my expectations. It is always a risk to buy a watch based on photos but the Murakumo would easily rank as one of my top 5 purchases of all time even...
Thank you very much!
Being on a roll has happened too many times with me fortunately or unfortunately but I believe my watch buying days are coming to a close, not because the passion has died but mainly due to my having almost all that I desire when it comes to watches. I do...
Some may be surprised that I have fewer than ten watches in my collection but these two will probably form the backbone of the collection for years to come. It is not easy to choose between them.
Thank you for your feedback!
Yes I agree they are both fine in their own way. Even though the Murakumo has a solid case back, it does not remove anything from the beauty of the watch. More black polishing to admire!
Thanks for info.
I didn’t realize there isnt VC official boutique in malaysia. I am in singapore and waited for 6 months to get the 1921 small, although i was told this is shorter than the more popular 40 mm. The service at boutique here is really good. Perhaps you can tr...
Yes Singapore is a tad closer
but I was in the UK anyway to attend a Patek dinner so the timing was great. Besides your Singapore Dollar is too strong against the Malaysian Ringgit!
Good news for us then!
But it has been a while since I have bought anything in Malaysia. Singapore yes, UK yes and directly from the independents always!
And you too!
If you are ever in KL, do let me know and we can meet up.
A steel 1921 would have been great!
But I am not complaining about the white gold compostion which has some heft but not as much as the 40mm platinum version I am sure. As for the Murakumo, the long wait list is testament to the craftwork that has gone into the watch.
I do like the KN. I particularly like his ‘Ichimonji’ and was looking when the wait list was 12 - 18 months but didn’t have the funds. Now with a watch sale I can do it but the wait is ridiculous. Great for but I think that 24 months would be the most th...
huge congrats on the KN!
I saw one about 3 years ago in person over a most enjoyable meeting with the two most friendly gentlemen behind the brand. I decided to pass but have been a big admirer from afar and happy they are getting the recognition they deserve. Hope you find loads...
Agreed! The VC is not bad either :-)
Wow! You must have seen the Murakumo when it was launched. Many had said then that it was overpriced but I think otherwise. It is a beautfully finished piece that many of the big houses could learn a thing or two from.
it was the murakumo. I was even in talks to purchase one piece before that was revealed but chickened out due to other reasons.... with regards to pricing I was not under the impression it was overpriced but surely some uncertainties around buying somethi...
The thing with new independent brands is that
they require potential clients to take a risk and put a lot of trust into them. I had spent almost my entire working lifre working for a Japanese conglomerate and tend to be biased when it comes to trusting anything Japanese, be it the quality of their pr...
Thanks a lot!
Unfortunately my photography skills do not do the watches justice. The hands are really sublime! ...
Terrific duo Sham!
Hope you've been keeping well. Lovely duo you have there, sheer elegance. I believe you are expecting another very special piece soon. Can't wait for you to unveil it! Rahul
Thank you Rahul!
Yes I have been keeping well and hope you have been too. No idea what piece you are referring to!!
Thanks for being jealous! :-)
I realise that I have been way too lucky lately with my watch purchases! The Murakumo is quite a rare watch and I am most fortunate to have had the sense to order it when I did. Who would ever have guessed that the waiting list would be that long now. At ...
Two beautiful pieces and a new beautiful person to share them with! Congrats on all three new beauties!
For that I actually have no choice
as I shall be meeting my buddy Mahesh during my trip who insisted that I wear the Vacheron as he is keen to buy one. And I usually bring only one watch when on my travels for safety and tax reasons.
I think I could not go wrong choosing either watch! Well we are talking about momentous wedding photos here
Massive congratulations on both! Stunning pair! 👍👍
The VC American 1921 is stunning, and kudos on the choice of metal! Of course it looks fabulous in any, but white is IMO majestic! The design of the 1921 is so unique and something very VC! As for the KN Murakumo, wonderful you got this so soon considerin...
Your comments are most appreciated
I have tried the Vacheron in rose gold but somehow it had not appealed to me. This white gold version just scremed 'take me!', "take me!' and I could not refuse The Murakumo really needs a good loupe to fully appreciate the watch I guess.
The 1921 is an absolute gem,
a timeless masterclass in pure horology. I will be getting one at some point as well . The KN isn't 'shabby' either ........ Much enjoyment to you, Filip
Thank you Filip!
The Murakumo is more conventional in its design and is all about the polishing, dial and hands. The 1921 will make many ask 'why is your watch or dial crooked?'! The style though is unique and its legibility is superb.
Thank you very much for saying so!
Some my accuse me of having an overdose of dress watches especially with Breguet numerals but I find these numerals enchanting and a touch romantic.
Big congrats, my friend
Stunning pieces, and I like the fact that neither has parts of numerals missing. Not something that can be easily done without making the dial look strangely empty. We should catch up again soon so I can see these in the metal
Let's meet up in July after my UK trip and I will show you these two plus three other watches - the latest Kurono, The Studio Underdog and the Laine V38.