That's the Pic that started the HSTE life at PuristS quite a while ago - I therefore grabbed the opportunity last year to purchase the copyrights of this pic from Getty Images.

 By: HSTE : March 19th, 2020-12:23

AP RO 5402 A-12xx "Karl". Watch and pic now. Should we call it a "full set"?

Cheers, HSTE

A real piece of history both horological and cultural. Thanks for sharing. [nt]

 By: Bill : March 19th, 2020-13:19
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Excellent! Well done, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : March 19th, 2020-13:34
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Congrats! I would not have thought of that.

 By: MichaelC : March 19th, 2020-14:16
Definitely adds a new layer to a full set!

Very special! [nt]

 By: jkvs : March 19th, 2020-14:17
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Exclusivity at its finest, a great idea! ;-) [nt]

 By: FabR : March 19th, 2020-16:56
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thank you HSTE, very interesting

 By: Gelato Monster : March 19th, 2020-17:13
is it PVD coated by AP?. unique piece?

PVD coated by a watchmaker in Italy

 By: HSTE : March 23rd, 2020-13:33
Cheers, HSTE

aah ok. thank you HSTE [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : March 23rd, 2020-18:42
just like some those panerai custom PVD

Exceptionally cool! [nt]

 By: EdTonkin : March 19th, 2020-17:31
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What does HSTE mean? [nt]

 By: r0gue : March 19th, 2020-17:56
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This will remain a secret forever.

 By: HSTE : March 23rd, 2020-13:34
Cheers, HSTE

Almost cooler than owning the watch I think, almost.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 19th, 2020-19:13
How does one even go about doing that? How did you know the rights were available or is their entire catalogue in theory available.  Very curious. 

A bit of online research about the picture, the photographer and the current owner ... Getty Images is a "for profit" set-up and the largest owner of pictures

 By: HSTE : March 23rd, 2020-13:36
Cheers, HSTE

Should also get sunglasses like his 😎😂

 By: Rei : March 19th, 2020-23:38
I think my father has one like that in the 80's

Well, THE no-go for me: watch over shirt... 😂 [nt]

 By: MCG (Markus) : March 20th, 2020-00:47
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What a great idea. Well done. I can see how they make a perfect combination.

 By: ChristianDK : March 23rd, 2020-14:14
I really miss Karl. He made this world more interesting. I love watching old clips with him on YouTube. He is truly inspiring.