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Re: Watches - "THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS"

The above tagline:
Courtesy - "Mary Poppins" Movie
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HMT Sona, '80's model, still ticks
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TISSOT My pride Joy, gifted by wife, 15/17 years ago
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CITIZEN (2) Gifted by a Blood Bank, as a Universal Blood Donor
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CASIO EDIFICE Black & Steel
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My humble watch collection (Including my wife's watches)

L = Ladies
G = Gents
A = Automatic
Q = Quartz
W = Winding

1st Row
1. Omega Speedmaster (GA)
2. Tissot PR50 (GA)
3. HMT Apoorva Deluxe (GA)
4. Titan Ceramic (LQ)
5. Tissot PR50 (LQ)
6. DKNY (LQ)

2nd Row
1. Tommy Hilfiger (GQ)
2. Tissot 1855 (GQ)
3. Timex Expedition (GQ)
4. Swatch Irony (LQ)
5. Casio (LQ)
6. Omega Constellation (LQ)

3rd Row
1. Casio G Shock (GQ)
2. Casio Illuminator (GQ)
3. HMT Janata (GW)
4. Omega Speedmaster (Fake) (GA)
5. Timex (LQ)
6. HMT (LQ)

4th Row
1. Fastrack (LQ)
2. Fastrack (LQ)
3. Foce (LQ)
4. Fastrack (LQ)
5. Casio (LQ)
 

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Superb.Loved your collection.

My humble watch collection (Including my wife's watches)
Amazing set of collection you have peter.
Query for you both as well as other members, where do you get the boxes for watches, are they customised ones you made or purchased? Do share the details.
 
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Sharing a piece of news which I’m sure Watch enthusiasts at TAI will find interesting.

Aston Martin in collaboration with Girard-Perregaux has unveiled a limited-edition watch with only 18 examples manufactured.

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Press Release:
The first timepiece borne of the recently announced partnership between Girard-Perregaux and Aston Martin has been revealed today. The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition unites the watchmaking expertise of Girard-Perregaux with Aston Martin’s unique knowledge of luxury and performance.

Both brands demonstrate a passion for refined craftsmanship and have been working together, sharing their understanding of design, materials and technology. This latest model celebrates the iconic Three Bridges pocket watch from the 19th century in a decidedly contemporary way, down to the smallest details, including the strap. The latter is a world premiere, presented in black calf leather and featuring Rubber Alloy, an innovative rubber insert injected with white gold. The design of the strap is intended to evoke thoughts of Aston Martin racing cars of the past.

Upholding Girard-Perregaux tradition, this model skilfully plays with proportions and shapes much to the delight of aesthetes.

The 44 millimetre case of the Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges – Aston Martin Edition is formed of Grade 5 titanium, a strong, hypoallergenic alloy selected by Aston Martin for its lightweight properties. It is suffused with black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), bestowing the watch with a stealthy appearance. Interestingly, titanium ore was discovered in Great Britain, the home of Aston Martin, back in 1791 by an English clergyman, William Gregor, in the same year Girard-Perregaux was founded.

A sapphire crystal ‘box’ is positioned front of house, as well as to the rear, coaxing light to illuminate the case interior, thereby augmenting readability. The movement eschews a mainplate, sitting between both panes of sapphire crystal and seemingly floating in mid-air. Three bridges, an iconic signature of Girard-Perregaux, span the dial and are formed of titanium with black PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) treatment and polished angles. The design endows the timepiece with an airy appearance, affording breathtaking views of movement components ordinarily hidden from view. While Girard-Perregaux has a long history of making the invisible visible, in this instance it has ventured off-piste, creating a watch whose movement appears to levitate within the case. This is achieved by paring back the movement, causing the mainplate to seemingly disappear, thereby creating the illusion of the movement flying within the case. It was this particular characteristic that led to the term ‘Flying Bridges’.

The cage of the tourbillon, positioned in the lower portion of the dial, is ‘lyre-shaped’, a characteristic found on all the company’s tourbillons dating back to the 19th century. A blued hand affixed to the cage imparts the running seconds. The tourbillon cage, measuring a mere 10mm in diameter, is composed of 79 components which collectively weigh only 0.25 grams. This remarkably low figure helps mitigate energy consumption.

The barrel, positioned at 12 o’clock, is openworked, affording partial views of the mainspring. A white gold micro-rotor, positioned beneath the barrel, energises the mainspring and, unlike most automatic watches, it grants unobstructed views of the movement. The car company’s name is engraved on the vertical flank of the micro-rotor and is filled with white luminescent treatment which appears blue in restricted light. Likewise, the indexes and hands are also treated with white luminescent treatment and, once again, emit a blue glow in dim light.

Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux, said, “We are delighted to partner with Aston Martin, entrusting their team with arguably our most iconic timepiece, delivering a fresh perspective on Haute Horlogerie. Rarely do we work with others to reinterpret the Three Bridges, however, on this occasion, we have made an exception, mindful of Aston Martin’s prowess for design.

“When viewing the design of an Aston Martin, you will note the firm’s distinctive front grille, first seen on the DB Mark III of the late 50s. Likewise, the scoops and side strakes found on the company’s modern-day models are functional elements, intended to improve airflow while enriching the overall appearance of each car.”

“At Girard-Perregaux we share a similar philosophy. For example, when the Maison released the now-legendary Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges in 1867, it transformed three functional elements into attractive aesthetic features and demonstrated an approach that we continue to employ today. Finally, this latest partnership provides a fascinating chapter in Girard-Perregaux’s 230-year history.”

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer adds: "The greatest of the challenges we faced with the design of this new timepiece were those of scale, as you can imagine. We had to consider lines and proportion on a far smaller scale than we are used to in the realm of automotive design. That said, good design is good design, whether it is a watch or a car, the principles remain the same. I’m delighted with the finished watch and congratulate everyone who worked on this project as this collaboration has produced a timepiece of great beauty."

The Tourbillon with Three Flying Bridges - Aston Martin Edition, a limited edition of 18 pieces, is immediately available worldwide in all authorised Girard-Perregaux retailers.
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Sharing another one. This time from Rolls-Royce in collaboration with Bovet 1822.

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Press Release:
Following the announcement of the Boat Tail coachbuilt commission, Rolls-Royce’s most ambitious project yet, more details have emerged regarding the creation of unique timepieces, a Rolls-Royce collaboration with Swiss master horologists BOVET 1822. This ambitious undertaking brought together designers, engineers, and craftspeople from both luxury Houses, in a magnificent demonstration of their shared values of excellence, precision, heritage, artistry, innovation and attention to detail.

The time pieces feature:
  • A pair of reversible tourbillon timepieces, each designed to be worn on the wrist, used as a table clock, pendant or pocket timepiece, or placed within the fascia as Boat Tail’s Timepiece
  • Timepieces and dashboard holder which took 3,000 hours to develop and manufacture
  • Five-day power reserve and tourbillon mechanisms to ensure the timepieces keep perfect time when used as dashboard clocks

Every element has been created to the owners' exact specifications, elevating this iconic centrepiece to new technical and aesthetic heights.

The timepieces are unique to both the horological and automotive worlds. Made as a pair - in lady's and gentleman's versions - they are reversible, and housed in BOVET 1822's patented Amadeo case, which allows them to be worn on the wrist, or used as a table clock, pendant or pocket-watch, as well as being placed front and centre in Boat Tail’s fascia as the motor car’s own timepiece. Both are fitted with tourbillon mechanisms to ensure perfect accuracy.

The timepieces have a generous five-day power reserve, rather than the 42-48 hours of a 'standard' watch, to allow for their role as motor car clocks.

DASHBOARD HOLDER MECHANISM: PERFECT PRECISION

The holder mechanism is unique to Rolls-Royce Boat Tail and was designed by BOVET 1822 engineers and the Rolls-Royce Coachbuild design team from a blank sheet of paper.

As BOVET 1822 was determined to follow a purely mechanical approach in keeping with its tradition of Swiss handcrafted production, an innovative solution was found to keep all the system’s moving parts external, with the dashboard providing a solid setting for the holder.

Rolls-Royce ensured that when the holder is not housing one of the time pieces, it can be covered with a beautiful engraved and lacquered display plaque.

Below the clock, the dashboard is fitted with a special drawer, lined with the same leather as Boat Tail’s seats, which serves as a safekeeping receptacle to house the timepieces, straps, chain and pendant when not in use.
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