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This is a special (and beautiful) pocket watch in celebration of the 160th anniversary of the brand. With a mix of styles and qualities that watch lovers admire, the Waltham Vanguard PP60 pocket watch is sure to be a icon for the brand in the years to come. It all starts with a Piaget caliber 158 manually wound 8 day movement. It has been modified and thoroughly skeletonized behind a dial that looks like open vertical blinds. This dial is actually an inner sapphire crystal will metal etchings on it. A small visual opening is located at the balance wheel. The bridges on the skeletonized movement have been decorated. Hands on the pocket watch are really cool in my opinion. Pomme style hand in blued steel, they feel actually modern even though they are classic in origin. There are small lume dots on the hands, and their large size helps add welcome character to the watch. Around the inner dial is a gold ring with lume applied hour and minute indicators. Further out is a mother-of-pearl mosaic with diamonds around the chapter ring, as well as another set of hour indicators in diamonds.
The watch case is in 18k yellow gold and serves to frame the work of art inside nicely. With a beautiful, almost art deco design, precious materials, and Piaget movement, the limited production Waltham Vanguard PP60 pocket watch collection might very well be a worthy point of attention for collectors.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.