pushers for time/date adjustment. in the original concept, it was all meant to be managed through the crown going through different levels for different settings. that must have been a nightmare to try and realise... and never did in production
first look at the back... note that the bottom right corner has a circle that shows a blue 3 and a red 3 and HW at different times(I am not sure what it signifies currently)
the final piece retains almost all of the original's look. minor differences can be seen in the fonts for the digits but they are very minor and both look simply amazing...
the movement is the other major change... Vianney's original design
and there you have it. it took almost 10 years from concept to delivery and it is extraordinary that these pieces have seen the light of day. all owners of this piece are automatic connoisseurs in my book as I would believe that they see the value and beauty in this. the alternative is that they have too much $ laying abouts and this was an after thought but I choose to believe the former :) congrats to them and to all those involved in realising a dream... Harry Winston, Max Busser, Vianney Halter, Pascal Pages, Renaud et Papi and unnamed folks behind the scenes who worked on it, hats off to you all.