New arrival, Grail, Grail, Grail

Mar 08, 2019,17:48 PM
 

Hi all, I rushed to the DHL office to pick up my Romaine Gauthier logical One today, I simply could not wait for the Monday delivery!  I was not disappointed, maybe the first watch I’ve ever opened that caused a physical sensory reaction.  Nothing like it, I’ve been hunting this watch for months and found it at the Collected Man in London, thanks Robert and Zsuzsa, I couldn’t be happier.  Great service, fair deal and the watch is perfect. 


I immediately took the Logical One to my local AD (CJ Charles in La Jolla) and I had everyone in the building ugguling over my watch .  The watch maker Must have said “Oh My” 3-4 times as he looked at it under his loop.  This watch only makes my love for Independants grow to a new level.  It is clear how much love and passion RG put into his design and implementation or it.  Everyone have a great weekend...Jim






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Wow! Congrats!

 
 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : March 8th, 2019-17:52
Can you give us more info? Maybe a review?

Thank you and

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 8th, 2019-18:08
Yes I will do a review with additional pictures...Jim

Big congrats Jim...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : March 8th, 2019-17:53
that is a beauty to say the least and it looks amazing on your wrist. Enjoy it to the fullest my friend !!

Very kind

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 8th, 2019-18:10
Of you Justin, I’m coming to London in June maybe we can get together? Have a great weekend buddy...Jim

Hi Justin

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:34
I PM you...Jim

Hi Jim, I did not receive your PM...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : March 9th, 2019-08:39
I will sent you a message on WhatsApp as it would be easier there 👍

I am stoked! [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 8th, 2019-18:11

Huge congratulations!

 
 By: BMR : March 8th, 2019-17:58
This is one I dream of adding one day. It’s just another level of awesome. Very happy for you. Enjoy it in the best of health!

I’m enjoying it and

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 8th, 2019-18:12
Can’t take my eyes off of it, it has such 3D depth, like 6 levels deep...Jim

Having had the opportunity to examine a few of these I can appreciate your excitement. Just an amazing watch, loupe or no loupe.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : March 8th, 2019-18:12
I'm somewhat jealous that you have the wrist to pull this off, for me this watch is just a mm or two too large.

Hi Jay

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:40
Thanks for your kind words. My wrist is 6.75 inches and it fits great. Some would say the height at 14.2mm Is marginal but it is extremely well balanced overall but it is the only way to get the tremendous dept in the dial. Overall a very comfortable/bala... 

Much thanks...Jim [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:40

So stoked for you!!!

 
 By: thegrailwatch : March 8th, 2019-18:44
And stoked for me you will be bringing it over to dinner tonight! Congrats to you and congrats to RG for creating IMO one of the most incredible timepieces of this decade.

Brandon, you were my

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:43
Inspiration to start thinking about independants, I remember you mentioned Roger Smith to me about two years ago, I was off and running on an obsessive journey. Much thanks my good friend...Jim

Hi Spangles

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:45
I am going too write a review, my first, and my friend Brandon is going to do some photography for me. It will be my first watch review and I’m excited to take on the challenge. More to come...Jim

You're a lucky guy... Grail watches just changed like socks, LOL, from the 5170P to GL1 Lumen and now to this in such a short time...

 
 By: Raymond_S : March 8th, 2019-21:23
and the 5976G is sitting on the side The RG is definitely a looker for sure, witnessed in SIHH. I can only drool...... Huge congratulations, any one of those dethroned grail is my grail, if you need someone to take care temporarily ...  

:-) Hi Raymond, great shots!

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:55
yes I’m a fortunate person (don’t believe in luck). I’ve been accused of being a dog with a bone once I get my sightss on something. Recently the stars have lined up to get these watches, two of them in trades, so one has to jump when the opportunity pres... 

That's a great strategy, which makes our hard earned money more enjoyable...I'm going to learning the "trade" too...

 
 By: Raymond_S : March 9th, 2019-08:02
clean out my lower usage watches and start moving up. Thanks Jim....happy this works out great for you.

Congratulations Greatpilot

 
 By: Gelato Monster : March 8th, 2019-21:38
It is amazing and have so much beautiful detail

Nice of you to say Gelato

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:56
And the detail is amazing...Jm

I’m wearing it every second

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-07:57
And I feel great!...Jim

The Collected Man

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:00
had one I was watching but it was rose gold and I wanted white gold. This one came up and Robert worked with me to make this happen, great company to work with...Jim

That was the cream on top

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:13
When the watch maker was so impressed...Jim

Much appreciated Amanico...Jim [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:14

wow...BIG congrats !

 
 By: maverickmahesh : March 9th, 2019-01:07
wear in the best of your health Jim !! Best, mahesh.,

Hello Mahesh

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:15
I so much appreciate your post and this site...Jim

Dear Jim , a HUGE Congrats 👏🏼👏🏼

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : March 9th, 2019-01:24
This a a true grail watch for me too so i can totally understand your Impatient to pick up the watch . A great choice and a beautiful color combo too. wear it in best of health . Hope you will post as many pics as possible 🙏🏻 HAGWE but that wouldnt be dif... 

HAGWE, More pictures coming...JIM [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:17

Amazing watch. Congratulations.

 
 By: VMM : March 9th, 2019-01:36
Enjoy it. Thanks for the pics. Vte

You are welcome...Jim [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:20

It is an amazing watch!

 
 By: KMII : March 9th, 2019-02:20
As is it’s maker! Looking forward to reading your review 👍🏻

yes RG is a true artist...Jim [nt]

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:24

Congratulations Jim...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 9th, 2019-02:30
you made a great decision on this one. Keep enjoying it in good health.

Easy decision

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:25
Making the right deal was the hard part but Robert from The Collected Man patiently worked with me to make it happen...Jim

That’s good to know...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 9th, 2019-09:38
I would be very tempted, thank goodness you pulled the trigger 😉

That s special ,congrats

 
 By: Passionata_george : March 9th, 2019-03:28
Looking fwd reading yr review

The review

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:21
Will be a new challenge for me but I love learning....Jim

I would like to echo your watchmaker.

 
 By: Arie - Mr Orange : March 9th, 2019-04:25
Oh my! Romain’s watches are build to perfection on so many levels. Amazing pieces. Congratulations and enjoy!

I’m not an expert

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-08:48
But I was told this fuse and chain is really a snail and chain, it is different than any other and does not interrupt the accuracy...Jim

You are correct Jim...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : March 9th, 2019-08:59
it is indeed a snail and chain

What a great, wonderful, fascinating piece of art!

 
 By: MTR : March 9th, 2019-11:13
Many, many congrats and wear it in best health, Thomas

Yes, a piece of art!

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-17:33
Thanks Thomas...Jim

What a journey this one has been on!

 
 By: SteveH : March 9th, 2019-12:52
This was my personal watch, which I sold to England, and now it has made its way all the way back to Southern California! Glad to see it found a good home. Enjoy it!

Hi Steve

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 9th, 2019-17:35
Thank your for taking good care of your watch so it could become my watch in great condition! I think the RG likes the weather in San Diego better ...Jim

I can easily understand why you were so excited to pick it up 😉, huge congrats

 
 By: Mike H : March 14th, 2019-12:27
A really stunning piece, huge congrats, and Romain and his team are really delicious people 👌👌👌

Enjoy it I will!

 
 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 17th, 2019-08:06
Thanks...Jim