My new Paul Gerber Model 33

Dec 04, 2018,17:21 PM
 

A few weeks ago I posted on this great forum about finding a gold watch in a particular price range, and received several great suggestions - thank you to Count de Monet, hoseachandra1, pmh6000, maverickmahesh, Watchonthewrist, cazalea, Passionata_george, and trm_tca. 


Ultimately, another member reached out to me in private with some intriguing suggestions, and after a few moments of deciding I chose one of them. He is local to me, so we met up in person and had a nice chat before finalizing the deal. 

Needless to say I am very, very happy with my decision to dive head first into the deep end of the AHCI pool. I hope you enjoy my little diary below. The watch is quite difficult to photograph in a way that translates its true beauty to the screen, but I tried my best. 
 


A nice, sturdy, and rather heavy box. I wonder what's inside...




First thing: a nice envelope filled with...




A unique way to certify a watch, I think. The picture is of this actual watch - 1 of 20 in this series. I am not sure how many series Paul has made, but I guess no more than 3 (and probably 2).




Inside the cardboard box we find an absolutely gorgeous eucalyptus wood box. It is heavy, rich, and made to a very high standard.




A nice touch to put the name on this part of the box - showing a bit of Paul's humility.




And here we are - the contents of the box: the gorgeous, unique, and wonderful Model 33, Ref. 335 in 18K pink gold.




You can see the moon here - almost a totally new moon. This side is made from Lapislazuli, while the reverse of the moon is made of 54 hand-set diamonds.




Another angle - note how the guilloche changes as it catches light from different angles. The oversized breguet numerals are incredible.




Paul's version of a tang buckle involves making it longer than usual, and applying a beautiful shade of blue enamel to make his name stand out (but on the underside of the watch).




Here she is - the heart of the watch. This movement is special for many reasons: it is shaped for the case; the escapement is a completely new and patented design by Paul; you can see the reverse side of the moon with the diamonds; the anglage is gorgeous and so well done; the Geneve striping is at a 33 degree angle; screwed gold cabochons. Shall I go on? smile




Another shot of the movement. I love the hue of the gold case against the gold wheels in the movement - wonderful.




On the wrist it is one of the most comfortable watches that I have worn, and certainly the most comfortable watch on a strap. Sublime.




One last shot to show the blued hands.



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Thank you! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:42

This is a Grail Piece

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : December 4th, 2018-17:51
Big Congrats on adding this to your wrist, I am a huge fan of PG watches. S

Thank you!! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:42

Congrats!

 
 By: SBS-purists : December 4th, 2018-18:28
Paul makes some wonderful pieces. ...  

Fabulous!

 
 By: Bounce781 : December 4th, 2018-19:30
Great to see another PG watch in the wild. Here are my “2 boys” 😀 Heartiest congrats! ...  

Cheers!!

 
 By: Bounce781 : December 6th, 2018-14:11
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You are very welcome, however I think my suggestion pales in comparison to your

 
 By: trm_tca : December 4th, 2018-19:31
choice. That is a beautiful watch. You will no doubt enjoy it.

Thank you amanico! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:44

Man oh man is that beautiful

 
 By: Spartacus : December 4th, 2018-21:22
I had the good fortune to see my friend's identical Paul Gerber. A real masterpiece. Congratulations and wear it in good health.

Thank you Spartacus!

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:45
Your friend has excellent taste ;-)

Big congrats. Wear it in best of health

 
 By: Mr Green : December 4th, 2018-23:03
Cheers D

Thank you Me Green! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:45

Huge Congrats 👏🏼 i think you made a perfect choice .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : December 4th, 2018-23:14
Thats one beautiful PG 👌🏻😘. Never had one on the wrist before but will def try one in the near future . Again congrats and wear it in best of health

Chapeau!

 
 By: JLCman : December 5th, 2018-00:07
That‘s a true horological masterpiece with tremendous quality of details. The kind of watch you‘ll be in love with for a lifetime 😍

Merci beaucoup! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:47

Gratuliere!

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : December 5th, 2018-01:12
Very special and beautifully made watch indeed. Enjoy!

Danke! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:48

Thank you Walter [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:48

Congratulations are in order...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 5th, 2018-01:51
beautiful dial. Keep enjoying it and thank you for sharing your experience.

Thank you Christian [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:49

Congratulations!

 
 By: jporos : December 5th, 2018-06:50
The moon phase is just beautiful on this watch.

I agree, thank you! [nt]

 
 By: IPman : December 6th, 2018-13:50

Great choice!

 
 By: cazalea : December 5th, 2018-07:31
My triple-rotor Gerber says hi! ...  

Uncertain when I can do this... (nt)

 
 By: Ronald Held : December 7th, 2018-12:22
NT

An amazing piece of art.

 
 By: kjell_j : December 6th, 2018-18:16
Wear it in good health.