Saturday, 31 October 2009
shawn of heirloom gallery takes on the raphmeister the timetapestry weaver
this was a watch that caught my eye last nite... an amazing piece... one like it went for over CHF100k at the omegamania antiquorum auction... over CHF100k!!! damn...
an interesting fun piece. the darth vader. unfortunately its made of tungsten which means its hard but brittle and therefore it chippeth... the force is strong though in this one ;)
ok to start off proper let me just say that this was a fine gathering of watch lovers to hear a man who knows his vintage watches talk about them, with a focus on the omegas. i would like to say thanks to darth khips and shawn from heirloom gallery for this nite.
if u recall i had recommended shawn from an earlier time (see the end of this post), when I had gotten my Cal 321 speedy from him. it was a pleasure dealing with him then and i would recommend folks to consider him if they were looking to purchase vintage pieces. of course its a business for him but he started as a passionate enthusiast just like us :) Shawn also has the benefit of making his passion his job so he is a blessed man indeed. so onto the nite then... in pictures :)
shawn and darth... apparently a watch swap programme was going on and shawn's beobachtungs-uhr landed on the khip's wrist for an omega!!! damn i was too slow to the draw :(
darth also provided the munchies... here with i think the banquet manager from a notable hotel ;) [ kidding of course... a fellow watch enthusiast that i first met in shawn's shop, jason was on hand to help... underdressed as usual ]
well the others got on with the munchies i got busy taking pics around the shop. shawn's shop is a nice reflection of all that he is passionate about. with interesting watch related paraphernalia all about and of course many wonderful watches and interesting clocks...
tools of a watchmakers trade... a lathe...
fantastic cloisonne work on this clock which shawn had acquired recently... an exquisite piece
hmm wats a fishbowl doing here? if u know your rolex revolution antiquorum auction, this 'bowl' will not be unfamiliar to u ;)
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
something cool this way come...
perhaps its a couple of cool cats ;)
The brief to Alain Silberstein was typical of MB&F’s creative approach. Explaining the project, Maximilian Büsser says, “I simply gave Alain the watch and said: “Enjoy yourself! And he caught me completely off balance. He produced a black box, where I was expecting something very colourful!” This makes Alain Silberstein chuckle.
In more ways than one, Alain Silberstein has left his mark on Horological Machine N°2.2. A tiny, almost invisible inscription on the side of the case, reads: “Le vrai bonheur est d’avoir sa passion pour métier” (“True happiness is having one’s passion for a profession”). That is his motto, and he found his soul mates in MB&F. As he says: “The whole point was the pleasure of working together."
text and pictures from mb&f.com (except for the 1st pic and the last pic below)
i hope of course to give u some real life pics of this piece soon and more insights into this exciting new project from max busser... but till then... a wristshot...
kidding of course :) cheers, raph
Sunday, 25 October 2009
this will be a 2 parter post... this 1st part is for the watch lovers since this is a watch blog after all ;) the next part will be more on what i love about Japan but till then... some info on 2 watch shops i went to in my visit this round [in case u didn't know i've been away in Japan for a week and been way busy the last week so the backlog of things I haven't got round to posting is HUGE! slowly but surely yuh :) ]
2 watch shops to checkout in Tokyo... Jack Road which I have posted on before click here... and house of kihiroba... some proper directions below (trust me the rest i've seen on the net which is hardly any sucks a$$)
1. Exit Shibuya station the hachiko exit. u'll see the doggy statue. i believe he is Japan's lassie
Sunday, 18 October 2009
hi all, i was surfing outside the comfort of my home today and when i decided to have a look at the blog it took FOREVER to load. too many big pics which i figure u all like so i ain't gonna get rid of em ...
an example here... checkout what the tooth fairy left me ;)
but i am including a "expand/collapse" link in the posts from now on... you can see it below... do click it ;)
Saturday, 17 October 2009
first off why is this the perfect watch gift for mrs. raphmeister? well because its her dream watch :) the perfect gift for your partner/wife/girlfriend etc will depend on what their dream watch is (note:at a point in time, as there will be others... oh yes there will be others) so best to find out and buy it for 'em if makin 'em happy is on your list of priorities in life :) so what'd i get her then for a new chapter of her life as she has recently moved on from her job? well its this...
at the same time, raphmeister has gone on a mission... its a tuff watch to take pics of, so the mission was simple, try and take decent pix of the corum golden bridge! :) so my tries below... hope u like em....
Labels: corum golden bridge