What are your favorite and least favorite watches from SIHH 09? Don't

forget the American 1921 which was prelaunched in Dec.

My favorite: Patrimony Chrono

Least favorite: Malte Dual Time gem set
+1, same picks as you Alex! (nt)
02/12/2009 - 14:17
I must say your choices may represent majority of Loungers here Alex..
02/12/2009 - 14:53
I'd say so too.
My choice, full of classicism
02/12/2009 - 18:41
02/12/2009 - 21:44
the only dial that looks balanced from this year novelties. jérôme
I read wrong !!!!!
02/12/2009 - 21:24

I read "don't forget 1921 which was prelaunched to Doc" Why can't I afford one now? I should have worked one year more, now I have to sell some watches to buy this! No discussion of choice! Alex's photos which I phoyoshopped a little. And on my own wrist!! Could it fit better? No! It's made for ME Worst, if we consider "real" watches, not jewlery. That's for ladies.  Malte Tonneau Dual Time (gem set). Don't like it without jewels as well... sorry now I hurt somebody, but taste is taste 

I'm in love with 1921, and that year was my mother born,  since long ago she is not among us,   Doc

None really "grab" me...
02/13/2009 - 02:30
Maybe they have to age forty years or more to attract my interest .  OTOH, I can examine them for design appreciation and can say that I love the simplicity of the Patrimony Traditionnelle Manual Wind from the front.  However, once it's turned over I just can't get excitied about the 4400 movement displayed.  I'd rather see more bridges and less plates . Both the chronographs suffer from their sub-dials being too close to the center, which I believe results from the movement's layout and IMHO is exaggerated by cases that are too large for that movement. As the diamond-girdled pieces are not to my taste, I'll just ignore them .  But as horological art, kudos to the Patrimony Traditionnelle Skeleton for continuting the Vacheron tradition in a very tasteful manner .
LOL, I forgot the 1921
02/13/2009 - 02:39
Sorry Alex .  For me the American 1921 is the hands-down design winner of the year's offerings, however, I share Kari Voutilainen's preference for more bridges in the caliber 4400.  But, as he said, this is a question of taste only!
I know Dean that you deep inside is a
02/13/2009 - 21:25

"vintage man". I think you are mature for some thing like this. Vacheron&Constantin 1939. or perhaps 10 years younger? Hej! Doc

Love the bracelet version!! nt
02/16/2009 - 02:54
Re: What are your favorite and least favorite watches from SIHH 09? Don't
02/13/2009 - 05:54
As Jerome mentioned, the Traditionelle manual wind is probably the best balanced of the series and, with the new movement visible from the back, gets my vote. I am also very interested in the 1921.  It certainly looks good in Doc's photos (and his wrist).  It combines simplicity and elegance with a twist (plus the see-through back for which I am a sucker for). I do agree with Dean that the 4400 could have been designed with more bridges instead of plates which make it look kind of dull and workmanlike (which is probably what it was designed for). Although I have some reservations on the size and overall balance (dial layout and movements vs. case), I find the Traditionelle chrono to be quite nice. I'd definitely like to see all these pieces soon.  Although, like Doc, I also might have to sell some watches to be able to afford a new one... Have a good weekend!!! Kazumi
Though decision Kazumi (:- nt
02/13/2009 - 12:18
The horrific resale value of some of my VCs makes things worse! (nt)
02/13/2009 - 15:49
But definitely not your Patrimony Boutique, right Kazumi?
02/13/2009 - 13:26
 Takara mono kamo ne?
Yes, its a keeper, Rei.
02/13/2009 - 14:39

Tokubetsu na imi wo motteimasu kara.

Yokatta! Boku mo... :-) (nt)
02/14/2009 - 12:32
Like you Alex; +1
02/14/2009 - 16:18
Re: What are your favorite and least favorite watches from SIHH 09? Don't
02/15/2009 - 03:46
an easy one for me - Patrimony Chrono. waiting to see one in person and try it on. maybe it will speak to me, lol. Matt
1921 is my favorite
02/15/2009 - 09:42
...with the new Squelette close behind... Best, Gary
Patrimony Chrono and American 1921. However to purchase, just the
02/16/2009 - 02:16
Patrimony Chronogragh. Sorry I missed the fun. Best, Tim