Gary, you have my heart aflutter!
02/06/2012 - 09:02
Can you provide more details, or is this a hush project for now? BR, Dan
Here's a big hint :-)
02/06/2012 - 19:01
At the atelier, with the stack of boxes and the Maestro, Kari Voutilainen: Imagine that raw ebauche once it is converted into one of Kari's unique decimal repeaters (chiming on hours, tens, and ones rather than quarter-hours) and subjected to the other-worldly finishing for which Kari is famous. An example, here executed on what I believe is a vintage JLC (don't sue me if I recall improperly) ebauche: I have to confess that I am seriously tempted to sell off a big chunk of my collection to order one of these puppies -- but then the question becomes which ones to sell! I'm down to the point at which I love every piece (including, of course, my VC watches...). Best, Gary
Lemme know what you wanna sell!
02/06/2012 - 19:24
Waiting! Patiently... G
02/06/2012 - 19:34
Re: this is what it will look like finished
02/06/2012 - 18:46
can I have one, please
02/06/2012 - 19:05
That is stunning, Alex! With a tourbillon conversion thrown in, to boot... Modern, totally in-house movements are great, but there is a lot to be said for the creative re-working of concepts based on classic movement designs. Best, GaryG
Re: Speaking of Victorin Piguet...
02/08/2012 - 06:25
Thanks 100X Gary!
02/09/2012 - 17:23
Just returned from a short backcountry trip to find this wonderful thread! Thanks for the great pictures and discussion of how specialist raw ebauche makers contribute to the beautiful finished pieces we all love