Been busy recently but back with a vengeance 🤪. Spent an amazing 4 days in the Vallée de Joux with Romain Gauthier and a small group of passionate collectors...

Mar 16, 2024,12:56 PM

needless to say, it a phenomenal experience. In fact, it was most likely in the top 2 - 3 of the best experiences I have ever had visiting an Indie or legacy manufacturer. Romain was generous beyond belief and spent the entire 4 days with us, amazing to do even though he is extremely busy.

Mohannad came from Saudi and we had others who flew in from all parts of the world just to attend. Truly a magical 4 days and I really do feel it was an inflection point which I cannot disclose 😉🙊. All I can say is: watch out Journe Society, the Twisted Guild has arrived 🙌

We were also extremely fortunate to visit the home of Anita Porchet, one of my horological crushes. To be with Anita and see where she created and still creates some of the most amazing masterpieces from the past 3 decades was a once in a lifetime experience. I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend and even more so knowing that she will eventually do a bespoke dial for my Logical 2. Some know that my Logical 1 has an Anita Porchet enamel dial so having Naita herself confirm and suggest a bespoke dial for my Logical 2 was indeed a dream come true 🙌

Mohannad already showed several of the unique pieces which were delivered during the event which added to the sentiment. And all of us confirmed several others pieces which will be revealed in the coming years 👌

All I will say is, the Logical 2 is NEXT LEVEL crazy 🤪 and a new piece which I cannot reveal yet is BEYOND NEXT LEVEL insanity ☢️😍🤩

Mohannad also showed my buddy's 1/1 Logical 1 with an incredible luminous dial. It is stunning and the ONLY Logical 1 ever made with a LUMEN effect !!

Romain also stated that there were around 250 Logical One models made over the span of production which is miniscule considering the number of years it has been around 😆

I would like to thank Romain, Moe, and the entire RG team for their time, generosity, and hospitality which led to one of the best horological memories I have had. Life has been tough for my family for the past 6 months, having lost both my father-in-law and my own father in the span of a few months so enjoying / celebrating life and creating more lasting memories definitely is needed and welcomed ❤️ 

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Horological art at its best.

 By: hora12reborn : March 16th, 2024-13:15

Summed up nicely 🙌👌

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-19:35

The Best IMHO 🤩😍🙌

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-19:35


 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-19:36

What a stunning display of artistry and humanity — being in the home of such an artist. I will certainly look at those photos again.

 By: orahu : March 16th, 2024-14:22
I am glad you had such an uplifting experience against the backdrop of losing two special people in your life.

Haute Horology!

 By: aperna : March 16th, 2024-14:23

Sounds like an incredible experience with RG!!!

 By: jleno : March 16th, 2024-14:26
Gorgeous artwork from Anita Porchet as well! I'm very eager to see the Logical 2, yours especially


 By: Gelato Monster : March 16th, 2024-14:50

Indeed 😉

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-19:38

First and foremost - sorry for your losses

 By: TeutonicCarFan : March 16th, 2024-14:51
I am glad that this hobby can provide things for connecting and to look forward to! Your collection is world class and the fact that these types of independent watchmakers can provide this special and bespoke experience explains why they are so special. G... 

He did

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : March 16th, 2024-20:29

Hmmmmm, this one!

 By: amanico : March 16th, 2024-21:38

Bravo 👏

 By: TeutonicCarFan : March 16th, 2024-21:41

LOL, indeed 🥰❤️👌

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-19:41

All of the above 😉

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-21:22

Always a pleasure mon ami ❤️

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-21:22

Thanks for sharing your passion and horological journey.

 By: wychiu : March 16th, 2024-16:31
Lots of eye candy here.

What a great post. Thank you.

 By: Champthekid : March 16th, 2024-17:01

Amen to that!!

 By: Champthekid : April 1st, 2024-22:19

Amazing stuff.

 By: InHavenPro : March 16th, 2024-17:56
My sincere condolences to you and your family, it's already been a hardly fathomable 19 years since my own father passed away.... Anita's work is mesmerizing, my favorite from the selection you shared is the pocket watch with the white horses!! Cheers, Fi... 

I can easily imagine!!

 By: InHavenPro : April 1st, 2024-21:41

Nuts for sure 🤣

 By: holdemchamp1225 : April 1st, 2024-21:25

 By: m2 : March 16th, 2024-19:49
Awesome!!! Excited to see your L2. It’s still amazing to me a relatively small brand has put out so many visually beautiful and functionally interesting calibres over a relatively short period.

Truly incredible my friend! Artistry at its best!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 16th, 2024-20:05

I’m really sorry for your losses my friend

 By: Derreck : March 16th, 2024-23:03
Glad you had some days to relax and have a great get together with people that you hold in high esteem, and thanks sharing photos with us. It was a great post, being able to see RG creations and Anita Porchets study in just one post blew my mind.

Very sorry to hear about your family losses, tough times.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 17th, 2024-00:44
Glad to see that your passion for horology can be a distraction. It looked like a fabulous few days. While I’ve not seen the L2 I didn’t get a sneak of something altogether bonkers which is also in the pipeline. I look forward to my first RG someday.

Got to say you are the champ with RG!

 By: iceheller 1945 ✌️ : March 17th, 2024-01:27
If they other two companions are ok with it.😅 Sometime gotta switch grievances to power so as to come back with a vengeance as you said yrself!

Thanks for this great thread my friend, looks like a great few days.

 By: Watchonthewrists : March 17th, 2024-07:53
Really looking forward to see the future pieces from RG . Incredible brand 👌🏻😍

Friendly thoughts from Paris for the difficult time you have had recently…

 By: Mike H : March 18th, 2024-11:31
Glad that you had the opportunity to spend a fantastic time in 🇨🇭

Awesome post!

 By: Watchcph : April 6th, 2024-17:38
Thank you so much for sharing the story and all the fantastic creations by Anita! As a lover of indies the L2 will probably be the highlight of the year! Is it due to be revealed soon?