Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Today I dropped in Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi to see one of the Japan’s largest world watch exhibitions, featuring new Basel/SIHH models and some museum pieces.

I found the Patrimony Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi and two Overseas Limited Editions (by different colours, blue and yellow), and would like to share some photos I took by the courtesy of a VC staff.

Judging from the conversation with the personnel, VC Japan (Richemont Japan) tried hard to convince its headquarter to release smaller diameter models so as to meet Japanese market where small models are in demand to some extent; 40 mm dress watches seem way too large for Japanese average wrists.

Anyways, kudos to VC Japan for the beautiful LE models.

For your information, all the 10 Patrimony have been sold out, but Overseas LE models are still available.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Mitsukoshi World Watch Fair and LE models

Thank you Taku I love the dial of the special edition Overseas models
08/26/2007 - 17:37

especially the blue one. Very cool

I also think that it is a smart move to try to answer the demands of each market with the difefrent case diameters.

PS: The Overseas are limited to 50 pieces with each dial but are not market with a limitition number.

WOW! Love the grainy dial of the Overseas and the Patrimony
08/26/2007 - 19:58

with small seconds looks much nicer in te flesh than in the press photos.

thank you for sharing

LOL! The Overseas Chrono LE is a further development of
08/26/2007 - 22:01
the Overseas Engine LE model (two posts below) made also for the Japanese market below. It looks much better, especially with the grainy dial and colored tachymetre as well as sub-dial numbers that make a very nice addition to the whole picture.
Way cool, I really hope to see something similar in a non limited
08/26/2007 - 22:03


Thanks for the report and nice watches.
08/27/2007 - 04:36

I like it.  The Japenese has their own taste.  In general, thay don't blindly follow of the big size trend in the current market.  40mm is small for today's standard but it is indeed very big for vintage watch standard.



A small but important change from the standard model...
08/27/2007 - 07:20

I like that the totalizer subdials are now both the same size. I really don't like the asymmetry of the two totalizer hands on the standard production Overseas Chronographs.