“Blue-Screwed Gold Chatons” Or at least I have never noticed it until now. They are beautiful It’s an attractive bit of finishing no doubt. I wonder how much it adds to the superior function of the movement? Certainly looks impressive!
I have never been to the Formosa, though I have worked at the studio across the street many times over the last 38 years or so. I’m glad you had such an excellent time! I will go. My visit to the Formosa is long overdue.
My interest in collecting has evolved. I am more and more intrigued by Patek Philippe and Rolex pieces made before the quartz revolution began. Mechanical watches made after the quartz phenomenon are “Quaint” and “Interesting “. They may even be “Works of Art”. They are not however “Necessary “. No
The 1526 was the first Perpetual Calendar made in series by Patek Philippe. No Leap Year or Day-Night Indicators. You must pay attention to winding it Dailey and then “Trust the Watch”. It’ll tell you when Leap Year is when it wants to! I love the simplicity of the dial. This was Big Stuff for a wri
I LOVE this reference! 34mm of easy to read timekeeping craftsmanship. These watches were made in an era before Quartz Technology had become “A Thing”. I like that it is manually-wound as well. Had to share! Classic Size and Legible!