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Horological Meandering: My menschkite won't be stretching to photos on this occasion!

Don't seem to have any macros of their movements. Hopefully I will have an opportunity to visit the atelier soon. I won't pass on the compliment in case egos start to expand! After a decade in construction we had quite a collection of tiles, marble slabs, timber etc. that I used as backgrounds. This
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By: Baruch Coutts
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F.P. Journe: Whilst these are quite extraordinary results for a young brand

What was perhaps more eye popping was the price paid for the 'entry level' Chronometre Bleu: £42,000 against a list of around half that I believe. It will be interesting to see how the retail (specifically new watch) sector of the industry fairs. Pre-owned and auction seem to be riding the wave stil
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By: Baruch Coutts
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Horological Meandering: I have seen a few of their watches in person

and have always been impressed by the quality of the finishing. I will check back through my own photos to see how close in I have got to the movements. I have also received permission from the owner of the new AdC 8 rattrapante to photograph it at the workshop if travel restrictions relax in the ne
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By: Baruch Coutts
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Independents: My favourite diving watch.

There was a prototype version that was much slimmer, but I don't think it was commercialised. I recall Daniel telling me in 2018 that his father was not very well so perhaps this might explain why they have been difficult to reach. Regards, Baruch
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By: Baruch Coutts
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Patek Philippe: A pleasure! [nt]

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By: Baruch Coutts
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Patek Philippe: Briggs' 1526 for sure!

I was fortunate to have been invited to work as a de facto member of the Christie's team for that auction where the 2497 and 1526 featured on the front cover of the catalogue (the best catalogue front cover ever?). In fact, the total for that sale was a record breaker at the time for a watch auction
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By: Baruch Coutts
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