Another gorgeous Poluzzi enamel pocket watch: The Smoker

The last of my series of 3 pocket watches in the Vacheron Constantin museum featuring Poluzzi (or in the case of "The Lovers") or the Poluzzi school miniature enamel painting.

Click for The Deer Hunt

Click for The Lovers

This ref 6993 made in 1964 features a case back with a minauter enamel painting inspired by Brouwer's The Smoker which is in the Louvre museum in Paris.

Another gorgeous Poluzzi enamel pocket watch: The Smoker

Like the other watches the enamel pinting is incredibly detailed in colors and shades. I am just mesmerized by the beauty of the scene!

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi


ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi

ref 6693 The Smoker by Poluzzi


The 3 watches :

Another gorgeous Poluzzi enamel pocket watch: The Smoker

A great 'character' for sure...I like the dial side too.
05/15/2013 - 16:33
On a side note, you can see his clay pipe of course, which brings me to.... When in NYC a couple of weeks ago (throw in gratuitous explanation that I was partly (read wholly?) there to collect my new to me Patrimony Contemporaine Excellence Platine, by the way) I visited Keen's Steakhouse. And they have (allegedly, but really if you have been there I can believe it) the world's largest collection of clay pipes... They completely cover the entirety of the restaurants several ceilings. There, another 'quite interesting' ditty. Sorry for the plug, but if it is any consolation it wasn't the best steak I've had in NYC, which by the way has not been the best city for steaks I ever had either. Opinionated, certainly. On steaks, you bet! Gary
now I'm really curious Gary! where was the
05/16/2013 - 11:13
best place you had a steak?!
Several come to mind...
05/16/2013 - 11:38
In some kind of order, going up, and for consistency I am comparing bone-in Rib-Eye: In UK, the Gastown Grill, at the Lost Angel, Battersea. Best I ever had in the UK by a country mile. Our steaks just ain't comparable generally, but this was:. In Canada, several. Most memorable...Four Seasons in Whistler Village, they do a 'Long Ribeye' for 2, but really it's good to try on your own! And why share!:. US... New York. The Capital Grill, 42nd Street, Smith & Wollensky have been good, as was Quality Meats:. US ex NYC... I only been a few places so I am obviously limited to that. But... Best I ever eat are from Ruth's Chris and Sullivan's in King of Prussia:. I need to travel more, clearly, but those are the best I have had:. I am always grateful for recommendations!! Gary
Slight correction
05/16/2013 - 12:48
Gaslight Grill.. Sorry!
This one might be my favorite, Alex
05/15/2013 - 17:22
The painting on which it is based is wonderful.  May I ask, where were (or are) all three of these watches that you were able to capture them in one photo together?  Thanks for sharing all of these with us. Robert
All are in the VC Collection
05/15/2013 - 17:57
Is that what you meant Robert?
Yes, Dean, thanks.
05/15/2013 - 18:11
I had a feeling that was the case.  Have you then seen these in person?
No, they weren't on display
05/15/2013 - 18:50
when I was visiting in 2011 and I didn't get a chance to enter the Maison this year sad.  Not sure what the display  was...anybody have pics?
they are part of the VC collection but not on display, the
05/16/2013 - 11:15
museum has over 1000 pieces but only aout 100 are displayed at a time for thematic exhibitons
The deer hunt is my favorite....
05/15/2013 - 17:41
,
Recent auction piece
05/15/2013 - 18:11
The artistry on enamel is breathtaking heart.  Alex, can you reveal what movement is in these watches? There was a nice little (32mm IIRC) lady's pendant watch in one of the recent auctions...did anyone grab it?  Perhaps a view of Mont Blanc from Lac Leman.
Truly spectacular enamel art...
05/15/2013 - 19:36
Thank you Alex.
Quite an expression, Alex! (Quelle bouche!)
05/15/2013 - 21:53
I thought that with mouth, i should expect smoke rings. But then I realized he was actually inhaling the smoke. And that observation led me to delve a little further into the original painting. I discovered that the one on the pocket watch was really a censored version. Here is the original, or part of it. No wonder this guy was inhaling deeply?!  devil
Weeds... They get everywhere
05/15/2013 - 22:11
And you have no option but to burn them ...
What's more...
05/15/2013 - 22:40
the working title of this original painting was "The Watchmaker!" :-) Bill
ROFLMAO !!
05/16/2013 - 00:41
Joseph, mon ami, quelle surprise! devil
LOL Joseph, I like this watch even more now!
05/16/2013 - 11:17
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Excllent :D
05/19/2013 - 18:56
The enamel is amazing. I have the impression the guy itself says "LOL" devil Tanks for sharing :)
Re: Another gorgeous Poluzzi enamel pocket watch: The Smoker
05/17/2013 - 19:46
They are all very beautiful, the enamel gave even sharper details to the paintings which couldn't be achieved on canvas.
This is my favorite of the 3 Poluzzi watches
05/20/2013 - 03:48
Primarily because it is my favorite of the 3 original paintings. Thanks Alex