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.
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Thank you, thank you again Edouard.