W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

Finally awake after a tiring but VERY FUN week at W&W in HK.  I'll be making a few posts of the Event.  This one will cover the live pictures I was able to take of the Novelties presented.

My favorite watch of the show, and currently...my favorite watch of the current decade.  #1 on my list of current production VCs.

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

(Sorry, I should have wiped off the back before taking pictures, but so many people wanted to try it on!)

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

 

A unique piece that was already sold, it was behind a display case...so could not get a picture of the movement or wristshot sad

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

 

I've been a huge grey dial fan since seeing the Patrimony Traditionelle Small Seconds in Pt. w/slate grey dial.  I've been saying for the past few years "Grey is the new Blue, which was the new Black").  The slate grey dials really make these Maltes much more elegant and desirable for me.

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

 

Monochrome World Time versions are also more attractive to me than the original, colorful dial.  Luckily a collector was wearing his WT, so I had a chance to take a shot of all three of them together.

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

While my favorite version of the WT is still the Excellence Platinum L.E., this one is white gold is more legible due to the two tone hour ring.

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

 

The 1731 minute repeater in platinum!  Lust, Drool, and Desire!!!

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

The hands look like half of it is painted white, but that is the effect of the half polished, half matte look.  I think it looks really cool, especially when you can get this look without actually painting.  It also makes the hands stand out from the dial, significantly increasing legibility.

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

 

And yet more proof, if any was needed, that grey is hot!

W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties

Next post: Women's Novelties, a really great collection IMHO.  Has two of my favorite watches from VC at W&W 2015.

Thanks Dan for these photos. I love the WT with gold dial. It has really
10/06/2015 - 15:16

piqued my interest in the WT once again.

I really wish I had the opportunity to see the two 1731 MR's but one was in the booth and one on the CEO's hand I believe. Anyways, I have handled the 'regular' version in PG and that made me really happy.

The small details like the hands where one side is polished is what sets VC apart. Even my Traditionelle has that sort of finish.

Yes, the grey OS was hot and the WG Grey dial Malte is real badass as far as elegant dress watches go.

Re: W&W2015, Some Live Pictures of the Men's Novelties
10/06/2015 - 18:53

Envious is a good word to describe me.

Dave

you actually managed to catch the guillochage of the QP regulator!
10/07/2015 - 13:12
Ok, Dan, enough!
10/07/2015 - 14:59

I can't take any more of the Cornes de Vache!  You are driving me crazy with that one.  angry  I think you and I are on teh same page about the new Historiques Chrono, as it is als my favorite, well, if not of this decade, then at least from the past several years.  It this one makes it off your list and onto your wrist, i am warning you that I will become insanely jealous, almost as covetous of the watch as I am of a certain fountain pen you own.  wink

I also love the gray dials for the Maltes -- it just takes them to a new level.  But I am also exteremely fond of VC's gray dials, the "new black," as you say.

I need to see the new World Times, but from th photos I have seen, I remain most attached to the original dial with its colorful central disk.

Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful photos.

Best,

 

Robert