Pictures of a Patrimony Minute repeater ....

ok. The story of this pack shot ...

You remember maybe, the manager of Strasbourg shop dealing VC organized with french headquarters a very nice exhibition, with old and rare pieces.

That's the way I had the opportunity to spend some hours with an Hommage aux Explorateurs, and my dream, a Malte QP Chrono.
So, when I came back from home with these two watches freshly shooted, I was happy to be in security in the shop, the two pieces being under responsability of the dealer again !

We spoke a little bit, admiring pieces of the exhibition. Came the time to have a look to the Skeletonized Repetition, N°6.
Before to say bye-bye, Edouard, the dealer, said me :

- It would be sad not to shoot her. We will not see such a piece in the few years maybe. Don't you think ?
- Indeed. indeed. hummmm.
- ...
- ... Yes, You're right. Could I propose you to come home within next days for an hour ?
- OK, if it's a pleasure for you, I accept with pleasure too !
...
- Wouaou, on tuesday then.

Tuesday 11am. I call Edouard to confirm to come home :
- No sorry, Deniz, I can't I have urgent things to do.... well... but ...
- ok, never mind... maybe in a few years !
- NO, NO, don't worry, come on to shop, pick the watch, go home, shoot, and bring it back when you're finished.
- .............................................................
- .........................
- You bloody hell. What are you telling me ? go home, alone, with such a piece ? Crazy... completely crazy. But I accept.


That's the way I spent 3 hours with the N°6 !!!

The weather was awful. Light catastrophic. The watch terribly difficult to shoot. Imagine an exhibition piece, just coming back from a world tour exhibit.
The box was terribly scratched.
Alex saw this n°6 same weeks after in Paris, he could say the same thing.

And of course, I was absolutely out of control. I lost all my reflexes. Focalized not to damage the watch.

So pictures are not fantastic, but here they are, and it has been a great experience for me.


A lot of work has been done in Photoshop to give you a more realist view of this watch.

Click on picture to see all other pictures.

All othe pictures here

 

Thank you, thank you again Edouard.
www.valeretgenton.com


Deniz.

I just can't stop crying this watch is so beautiful!! Deniz you've
11/02/2007 - 15:20

done it again, Bravo

This is a watch which epitomizes VC: elegance, beauty and chic. I can't even fathom the difficulty of skeletonising and engraving such a piece without affecting the sound of the chimes.

Deniz you are also a gentleman, has someone given me that watch I would have immediately left the country, changed names and identity

Hey Alex, seize the watch and ...
11/03/2007 - 05:04

bring it with you to South America ..., to me..., you know, I'll send you to the Amazon jungle, ... where nobody could recognise you, so you'll be safe ... but, ... such a watch is not suitable for the hot and humid weather in the jungle, ... let me see, ... yes, ... you can leave the watch with me, you konw, I'll take a good care of it, ... so, you're safe, ... and the watch is safe as well ...

Jian

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11/02/2007 - 16:19

THANK YOU!!!!!

I hope i have your permicion to use one of your photos as my computer background.

"Jeweled to the hammers"
11/02/2007 - 16:24

Now that is classic Vacheron & Constantin! I too would like to hear the difference between the sound of the repeater in a skeleton and regular watch.

I've always found skeletons so delicate and seemingly flimsy to the point of breaking just from a winding.

Your whole website is amazing
11/02/2007 - 18:32

Each time you update our site, I'm sure to find amazing pics ! Thx to share your work !

Thanks for having make me dream...your pictures are fantastics!
11/02/2007 - 18:34

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One thing is bad with you Deniz!
11/02/2007 - 18:37

You makes beautiful watches even lovlier than in real life 

Love your art,

but that you already knew.....

Your friend

Doc

Youve done it again!!!
11/02/2007 - 19:20

Deniz, thank you for these AMAZING shots!!!!!! I agree with Doc and Kramer, your website is truly unique, thank you for sharing with us your Art!!! That watch is really something! I have never been the biggest fan of the skeleton models (I find them too cluttered and too hard to read), but I must say that I was blown away by your photos – the finishing and engraving on the watch is really beautiful! By the way, this watch seemed to be the most popular model in the survey I made a few days ago, so I guess you will be making a lot of Loungers very happy!!! Cheers, Veillotron

A beautiful watch with a beautiful sound
11/02/2007 - 20:35

thanks

Re: Pictures of a Patrimony Minute repeater ....
11/02/2007 - 21:30

Beautiful watch and beautiful photographs, Deniz!

Congratulations. You really bring out the "haute" in "haute horologie"!

Best Wishes,

Joseph

Re: Pictures of a Patrimony Minute repeater ....
11/02/2007 - 22:48

And you are telling us that your pics are not fantastic!!!...

What would they then be if so???

You are really a genius in photographing watches, Deniz, giving a nice atmosphere around the pics. Truly unique!

Let keep us dreaming with further and more pics of other marvels.

Cheers, Patrice

Re: Pictures of a Patrimony Minute repeater ....
11/03/2007 - 03:50

Thanks for sharing the pictures.  You have a very beautiful gift of bringing the best of a watch out in pictures!

Thank you very much for sharing, Deniz!
11/03/2007 - 04:48

Fabulous pictures of a dream watch! Nobody beats VC in skeletons and minute repeaters. And very few could compete with you in conveying that atmosphere of glamour and beauty. Here again,  we have a testimony!

A big thank you!

Jian

Thanks to all of you
11/04/2007 - 13:17

I had good laught by reading you !

By the way, Edouard, proposed me yesterday to shoot an IWC minute repeater. What a nice piece. What a nice sound.

But I didn't have the time to do anything correct. So I had to refused his very kind proposition.

But, well, you remember a teaser some days before... The page is finished yet. Even on the WEB but, what's the route ?

Maybe this week. Certainly.

Thank you again for your comments.

Deniz.

can't wait :-) !!!! (nt)
11/05/2007 - 19:04

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