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.
(Sorry, I should have wiped off the back before taking pictures, but so many people wanted to try it on!)
A unique piece that was already sold, it was behind a display case...so could not get a picture of the movement or wristshot
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.
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.
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.
The 1731 minute repeater in platinum! Lust, Drool, and Desire!!!
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.
And yet more proof, if any was needed, that grey is hot!
Next post: Women's Novelties, a really great collection IMHO. Has two of my favorite watches from VC at W&W 2015.