I am appreciated VH and Kari very much , they are great watchmaker and their watches are real fine watch , in my view VH bring interesting design of Mr.Jeff Barnes into life . As painting artis , the "inspiration " and "influence " are common , Picasso, Van Gogh created new school . We can say RM created the new trend in watchmaking : hi-tech skeleton , and there are some other manufactures in same trend ( or influenced, inspire ) such as : Hautlence , Urwerk , MCT , HD3.. .Of course each mentioned brand have its originality , Urwerk : new way of telling time , Hautlence : using rods instead of wheel ...
The question of Orginality is big and very interesting question . I think the exact definement of what brand is orginal or not is the hard task , but we can see who has better originality .
Thank you , SJX , Thomas M, GEO and other members for opening the interesting, helpful discussion, our forum need more discussion like this .