Wednesday, 27 January 2010

There's Some Talk About A Whirlwind... Raphmeister takes on Thomas Prescher ;)

Reap the Whirlwind...
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one of the pieces i like... the tempusvivendi dragon... with retrograde jumping hours and retrograde minutes... the crown has an activation button to make the hands jump to the time, and on pressing it again, they go back to their original position at the zeroes as shown...
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and in the tempusvivendi series, these appeal too...
u know wat they say, behind every successful samurai
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is a gorgeous lookin geisha... and behind her... is his wife ;)
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Thomas came by Singapore for a couple of days before the Tokyo Watch Fair to meet up with collectors and enthusiasts here. One of the watches that he brought with him is his latest creation, the Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon... [to read up more about him and his beautiful timepieces, do drop by his site... www.prescher.ch ] a high level of customisation is catered for with his pieces and a lot of hand craftsmanship by Thomas in the making of them...
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an innovative timepiece with the movement parts hidden in the case... the parts that are visible are the time, the double axis tourbillon with constant force and the oscillating weight which very cleverly has the date on the front of it...
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and the piece number for this limited edition on the back...
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i would just like to mention that all watch lovers & folks who appreciate fine watchmaking should drop by the Tokyo International Watch Fair from 27-30 Jan 2010 (click this link for more info). Four AHCI members are presenting their pieces there this time, Thomas Prescher, Svend Andersen, Frank Jutzi and Pita and you should definitely check what they have to display and to meet with them.

To the rest of the photos then (warning its A LOT of photos) click below..

tempusvivendi qatar watch

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movement of the tempusvivendi series is the same thruout... a heavily engraved 2824 base

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QP

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pieces in the tempusvivendi series...

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Thomas very kindly winding and showing me the setting for his double axis tourbillon pocket watch... the first piece that he made and which was the beginning for him on his journey from the established brands to the world of Independents...

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single axis tourbillon...

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double axis tourbillon...

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triple axis tourbillon...

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Thomas and the raphmeister... journeymen :)

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi..great website u have here..do u know if the tempusvivendi dragon is a chinese or japanese dragon? i can't help but notice that the back legs have 5 claws but the front legs have only 4. Is there a reason for this?

off-topic - there are a few watch auctions in sg nowadays. will u consider getting a watch thru an auction?

great work!
tim

Raphael Too said...

thanks tim.

apologies but i know not much about chinese or japanese dragons or significance on the number of claws as dragons aren't my speciality. more info about the watch at www.prescher.ch and they may have more info on that...

for auctions, credibility of the auction house matters as for most, the authenticity and provenance of the piece is only verified by the auction house. so if they say a fake vintage rolex is real and u buy it and its a chinese replica than i believe the buyer is screwed. for established watch auction houses and for some not so commonly replicated models, these issues may not be be prevalent/relevant.

cheers
raph

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