2008 Japan market Limited Edition (quick and dirty)

Hi everyone!

Just found a pic of the 2008 Japan market LE in a local magazine.  There wasn't much info on it but the short description said that the watch had a diameter of 42mm2008 Japan market Limited Edition (quick and dirty) (I hope it was just a typing error).  The case and dial aesthetics point to the Traditionelle automatic but I am not sure if the skeletonized movement (with geneva seal) is the in-house auto.  It could very well be (and looks like) the already existing skeletonized cal. 1120 movement in Traditionelle-style clothing.  Its limited to 40pcs.

Just like the Malte power reserve, and the Traditionelle automatic that had their roots in Japan LE's, this could be another design study that could make it into regular production. 

I'll keep a lookout for it and make another post as soon as I catch it in the metal.

 (photo borrowed from WATCHNAVI, 2008 Summer)

2008 Japan market Limited Edition (quick and dirty)

Best regards,


even though in general I'm not a fan of
05/24/2008 - 10:12

skeleton watches, I like this one. The Patrimony Traditionnelle case gives it a very masculine appearance.

Movement looks as if its cal 1120. 42mm seems like a typing error as the PT models are usually have a 38mm-39mm case, but I need to check.

Thanks for the scan Kazumi

I agree with you
05/24/2008 - 15:24

I would suspect that it is a time-only version of the Traditionelle Skeleton Perpetual Calendar.  If this is correct, then the movement should be the cal. 1120 and diameter should be in the 38-39mm range. 

I always wanted a time-only skeleton watch in a non-Malte case.  The Contemporaine case size is rather large for showing off a skeletonized movement.  Traditionelle case has quite masculine appearance despite the elegant skeleton work.

Unfortunately, it is priced outside my budget.  You could almost buy a Traditionelle automatic and two Contepmoraine manuals for the price of one!!

Ahhh...another reason to regret not going to Law school..

Not fan at all...
05/24/2008 - 11:14

... because of the rails which massacres all the rest to my opinion (whereas this same rail on the Patrimony Traditionnel Annual Calendar Skeleton completes very well the other subdials)!

However the skeleton work, ass always, is amazing ... the dial reminds me to the Malte Skeleton!

Thank you Kazumi for this discovery! :)

I kindda like it, if the movement was rhodium plated it would look
05/24/2008 - 16:59

really cool contrasting with the RG case.

Hi Kazumi, hope the Boutique Patrimony VC goes better
05/24/2008 - 19:41

not a fan of this type of watch

Thanks Lin, JB
05/25/2008 - 10:01

Hi Lin, Joseph

I do hope my Contemporaine Boutique does come back within the month as scheduled.  I really miss it.

I am not sure about the "classy guy" part, JB, but the classy watch part does fit the bill IMHO.


Re: Classy guy
05/26/2008 - 07:13

But I had the priviledge of meeting you, so I speak from experience!


1120 skeleton mvmt
05/24/2008 - 21:28

Here is a 1120 skeleton movement in a 34mm case, for comparison.

Re: 2008 Japan market Limited Edition (quick and dirty)
05/25/2008 - 06:15

Hi Kazumi,

Very interesting, but a little over the top for me.

I still love the one you got in Geneve, very classy watch for a classy guy!



Re: 2008 Japan market Limited Edition (quick and dirty)
05/25/2008 - 18:42

I am not into skeleton watches.

Judging by the number of LEs it seems Japan is not only a testing ground but a very important market for VC. Although I am not a fan of the latest skeleton model I really liked the previous versions of Japan Overseas watches as well as the Overseas Engine with Titanium and carbon-fiber...

I don't like this at all!
05/26/2008 - 15:28

But I must recognize a huge art work!