Nov 2nd 2007 3:17PM Beautiful watch.. It has the elegance of a Jaquet Droz with flashiness on the side of Jacob & Co. Overall, not a bad combination.
JW-C, I enjoy reading your comments, but alligator straps (all leather straps actually) are inherently more susceptible to water damage because of water absorption in the lining and stitching
Jul 26th 2007 11:34AM Porsche has a great design department, but I'm curious as to how far they branch out into these areas where they are not experts, like watches, or sunglasses, or cellphones, or golf-clubs, or cooking pots, you get the idea...
Jul 18th 2007 3:00PM No worries, both IWC and Piaget (among others) are owned by Richemont group.
Jul 17th 2007 1:07PM Big step for ML. With all the mystery surrounding it, I hope it lives up to all the hype it tries to generate!
Just as intriguing as the watch is the music from their video on the website. Check it out
Jul 16th 2007 11:50AM Greg, thanks for the pic and the info, it's a beautiful movement. I saw your article too on eB*y forums, I must say, I find the 101 mov't extremely intriguing. It seems to be a very rare example to find.
Jul 13th 2007 5:02PM Eh, why does everything have to be chic and ultramodern? Modern and minimalistic interior would not compliment the exterior architecture and facade of this building. Yea, the house bounces from belle epoque to bavarian, to fantasy, [not my particular taste] but nothing wrong with having a couple of themes in a mansion.
Jul 10th 2007 6:27PM Angel: the issue here is not buying a copy cat bag, a more appropriate analogy would be buying a BMW with the fuel-pump gasket manufactured by someone else. How many gaskets per car are allowable to be outsourced, is the discussion. Watch components like mainsprings, balances, gears and pinions, cases and crystals, can be manufactured in other parts of the world for much less money to the (arguably) same degree of quality. I can see both sides of the issue, smaller bona-fide Swiss companies have to keep their cost down to compete, while bigger ones can absorb it. In any case, ultimately, it will be hard to regulate just how much of a watch is 80%, so I think it's largely a farce.
Zola: reading your article, it seems that you really have no in-depth knowledge or perspective of horology which makes you an inadequate critic. Apart from a few overlichéd stereotypes, you've failed to provide any relevant information whatsoever.
Jul 9th 2007 1:42PM Check out the Antiquorum's gallery of the watches for this event:
Notice the Richard Mille/Philippe Starck RM011 masterpiece!
Jul 9th 2007 12:59PM What a departure for JLC! So different from any other exercises in chaste modesty that we've come to see from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The 101 caliber is very intriguing, I'm happy they didn't cop out with the quartz route on this piece. Where is the crown on this watch? How do you wind/set it ?
Jul 6th 2007 11:49AM d.wood: your only point appears to be that Paris got to where she is because of her financial backing. What is wrong with that? It happens every day, and it's completely normal. If you send your son to a noteworthy law-school (for example), he may also have opportunities that other (more talented) people might not get, all because daddy funded his college. Should he be villified for that? No. To hate the person in limelight because they have some opportunities that you don't is simply jealousy.
And to all tho think that Paris is corrupting today's youth, the problem is not Paris, the problem is that you let the TV parent your kids. It's so easy to blame Paris, M.Manson, or violent videogames for your own inactivity.
ANN: You laid out the facts very well. I have yet to see an objective post from people who despise her so much.