...Very marvelous watch! This model has all the elements I love in a watch: the simplicity and a perfect wedding of materials (black dial in a white methal box)
new Patrimony Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi! Can you say that fast, 3 times?
After getting used to all of the Contemporaine's 40mms, the Patrimony small seconds and this current iteration really look small don't they (more so with the black dial, perhaps). Even at 35mm, the exposed cal. 1400 is still dwarfed by the case. Imagine if the Contemporaine had an exhibition caseback!?! Well, it could be okay for the Japanese market where wrists are much thinner.
BTW, any material on the new Japanese LE (not the Engine version)? I saw it last weekend but didn't have a camera. What was sad was that the lady at the AD had no idea of the material used on the dial, which was definitely different from the Engine LE - so it didn't have the "Engine Start" inscription, thank god.
caliber for its bigger cased watches.
Kazumi do you spend your week ends in watch stores?? You're going to be named special Hour Lounge envoy for Japan
I'm trying to get some scans of the watch you mentioned (I thought it was supposed to be out in Sept) but if you do drop by the shop this comming week end it would be great if you could take your camera ...the dial of that was has an oxidated treatment on it
Ahh...yes, a bigger manual wind manufacture movement is just what the doctor ordered.
It will be a challenge to come up with a large-diameter, thin movement since I understand stability generally becomes a challenge as the diameter of a thin movement is increased. Although I don't expect cal. 1003 thickness in a 35mm+ movement, it will be interesting to see the balance of "thickness vs. diameter" that VC comes out with for its new caliber. I am sure it will be another beauty though.
>>Kazumi do you spend your week ends in watch stores??
LOL! I would like to, but actually I think I am just happened to be at the right place at the right time. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for my finances!
The watches were in an AD in Kyoto. I don't think I will be going there again but I'll make sure to bring my camera next time I am out. The LE's should be out in other ADs as well.
Have a great weekend guys!!
perception of size. A few years ago I coulth not imagine wearing anything over 36mm and today 36mm is small!!
was launched a few years ago, I liked the look but found it way too big at 40mm and today my boutique model doesn't leave my wrist!!
I've come to the conclusion that its not the clients' tastes that make the market but the other way around. We have our tastes modified by what is offered!!
Seems appropriate for the Japanese market. Very nice.
For the look of the watch. I like this combo very much. I'm also looking forward to learn more about the new manual wind movement when the appropriate time comes, thanks.
It looks like a Nomos and the caliber is too small for the case. Not a must have IMHO !