Friday 31 January 2014 - Filed under Uncategorized
An independent watchmaker in England popularized something called the coaxial escapement, which he used in a very limited production of expensive pocket and wristwatches. But then Omega patented the design and is still using it in its wristwatches today. It doesn’t require lubrication. I think they had some problems with it developmentally, but now they’re over that, and it’s supposed to be pretty reliable. These two details are a handhold to recognize pieces from the now retired ‘Collection Privée’ series, since only a few pieces did not have the rosette or were not individually numbered.
Scarcity is very important. Some people try to amass a collection. For example, in Hamilton Electrics, there are maybe two- or three-dozen models that are very collectible, so maybe they want one of each. They probably won’t buy another Ventura if they’ve already got one, but they might buy a Spectre if they run into that. When the Geneva and Neuchatel Observatories started holding time trials on pocket watches , a lot of companies participated for marketing purposes so they could say their watches won an award at the Geneva time trials. England also had time trials in the observatory at Kew Gardens.
The Viceroy design includes a case that has the Oyster technology sealed with a screw back and a screw down corwn that Rolex pioneered. The design is quite unlike other Rolex cases however. This one has the fairly rare gold bezel that really sets off the three piece case. There is some very minor pitting on the back of the case. The dial has been redone in a striking black with white numerals that is true to Rolex design. This is a manual wind movement. $1975.00 SOLD Glossary
Cartier has become to one of the top two wristwatch brands out there and more expensive ones. The fact that so many high class people sport these timepieces says it all at the end of the day. Lately, the general public, who never used to bother with such things, have become more interested in spending their hard-earned money on a decent watch, but it is an unavoidable fact that a brand new Cartier is well beyond the reach of persons of meager means. So, what to do? How To Save Money On A Cartier Watch?
The early reverso models with the Tavannes Caliber 064 are signed “Lisica S.A.” on their movements. Lisica was merely a holding company established by Tavannes to create a “buffer” between the two companies which otherwise would have confused jewelers and consumers as to who actually made the reverso watch. The “La Captive” watches sold by Cartier also can be seen with the Lisica signature on the movements.) The actual strap will likely be dark brown gator, although it has not been verified however. I guess we will need to chew our tongues for two weeks till it’s awaited unveiling at the SIHH (Beauty salon International p Haute Horlogerie) within Geneva.
2014-01-31 » Ronny