One watch to Rule Them All: A hand's on experience with

The King Farouk. Published in Revolution USA and now available on Press Corner

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One watch to Rule Them All: A hand's on experience with

A fascinating read! Thank you
02/04/2013 - 17:51
nt
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02/04/2013 - 23:12
Wow for the photo > the watch. I actually went back to read the 21mai2012 thread...I have never dismantled any watch:D May I ask what the small dial under 12 does? I can vaguely read "année"..and there are 4...is it an indicator to tell which year's February has 29days?? and the outer circle power reserve??
The subdial at 12 has both the leap year indicator (1er année...
02/05/2013 - 10:44
2em année etc bisextile being the leap year. The outer track is the 30 min chrono counter
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02/05/2013 - 13:15
Thank you! : )
Wonderful story of a very historic timepiece
02/05/2013 - 01:33
Thanks for sharing Alex!  It was mentioned in the article that according to The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin, Charles Constantin gave King Farouk a personal tour of the Manufacture during his visit in 1937.  Constantin was rather laconic in his description of this momentous event in his Annales, saying only "In spring the visit from King Farouk and his Queen Mother from Egypt, who made some purchases, gave us excellent publicity from the media."  LOL, this watch still generates excellent publicity! Constantin was slightly more emotive in 1929 when he described the earlier transaction with Farouk's father, King Fouad; "In our shop we had the satisfaction of supplying a most complex watch to the Swiss colony in Egypt who offered it to His Serene Majesty King Fouad the First, as a souvenir of his trip to Switzerland.
Re: One watch to Rule Them All: A hand's on experience with
02/05/2013 - 02:38
Great article! I saw the watch in person at the NYC Boutique during the opening Gala. There were really some great pieces that evening but none as eye catching as this one.
good to see you here Bill :-)
02/05/2013 - 11:17
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Very nice read, Alex
02/05/2013 - 04:21
And congratulations to Jack Forrester for an excellent review of this astounding masterpiece. It is quite a watch to see in person (it was at the NYC Boutique). Its almost as big as Harrisons H4!
a superb article thanks for sharing NT
02/05/2013 - 13:05
nt
A fruitful mission for Jack Forster...
02/05/2013 - 17:41
Jack travelled some 3,500miles to put this article together - it took me about fifteen minutes to read his well informed piece and I am so pleased to have done so. I do hope others follow? Thank you, Alex, for sharing this fascinating piece of copy, beautifully supported with mouth-watering photographs. Tony
Thank you
02/05/2013 - 21:54
What a great article. I really enjoyed reading about the watch and it's history. Keep up the good work Alex......