The folks at Heuer looking back to the atelier’s roots with a little help from their friends. Do you know the friends involved with these two modern watches? (No Goggle...it’s cheating!) I think Ed and Jack would approve.
Heuer’s green McQueen. Made only for the Japanese market and acquired through the generous help of a Japanese collector and educator. A nice thing to appreciate while indulging in another national specialty from half-way around the world.
Another great piece in the distinguished collection of a friend in the DR. This Patek not only has the great patina of gracefully aged piece from the 1960s, but has the mellow off-white of the era’s enamel. Many feel today’s enamel can not compare to these former formulas. Needless to say, this watch has been handled with the utmost of care to be such a fine example these almost sixty years later!
Another vintage treat from a distinguished collector in the DR. The Nivada split second monopusher watch, which perhaps served as the inspiration for the Journe split sport just hitting the streets currently. Everything becomes new again after some time!!!
Easily mistaken for another watch, this Rolex is extremely atypical in its precision case (not oyster) and triple date plus moon phase. I had to look twice to notice it was not a Patek! Charming watch that makes me want to know the back story of how this came about in the factory.
A little ‘prince purple’ on the dial of my new Schon Design watch. Ian made remarkable strides forward and upward since our original discussion of the commissioned watch last September. Today I have been mesmerized watching the dots and dashes fly by in the running indicator as well as the hand polished brush-finished hands. I predict good things for this watchmaker just starting his career with a passion to make everything.
...an interesting and unique variation on the Patek 5960. This oddball piece comes from a Football club in Indonesia, that against all odds, won their championship. Then, due to the owner being a zealous Patek Philippe fan, he had them place the team logo (a fox) on the rear sapphire of the watch to give to the players. A most unique Patek or Foxy tail!?! You decide, but I’m going with 100% true and thus legends are reified thanks to this shared piece in the metal at dinner last night. Thank you and happy hunting...watch or fox that is!