1970’s cartier Reverso

a beautiful very rare mechanical cartier reverso dual time zone from the late 1970’s. I’d take this over the original jaeger le coultre version for its rarity… anyday. beautiful half-moon shaped lugs. one side has a white dial with black roman numbers. the other side has a champagne dial with black roman numbers. look closely the crowns are hidden on the top and bottom of the body of the watch. both movements are “manual wind” movements. if you come across one it would be around +17K and probably a lucky find by dd

V.I.B – R.I.P

master of our universe, photographer thomas lagrange

creative director ucef hanjani, & pierre jeand’heur, with LVMH’s uber luxury champagne, krug’s director of marketing marguerite ranjard

V.I.B – a very important box!

art director kim norcott speaking to charlie, ofcourse.

sometimes you start something that goes unbelieving well, and you do your best, and then have to set it free, and you let it be. this is our farewell, we’ll miss you. by dd

the portuguese

possibly one of the nicer modern (currently available) dials on the market. note the seconds/minutes dials at 12 and 6 o’clock in vertical position. this is rare and requires the movement to be altered to accomodate. I am not generally a big fan of IWC, especially their branding image, but the potuguese stands on its own. it was named, in this last century, after 2 portuguese merchants who arranged for IWC to provide them with a wrist watch, containing pocket watch movements, which at that time was the closest thing to maritime chronometer quality. while accuracy was their paramount concern, its the design that keeps it modern to this day. The 79350-caliber movement with its rate of 28,800 beats per hour guarantees the legendary precision expected of a watch with a provenance in sea travel. however actual NYC users records, dif than those maritime users, proves that annual cleanings are needed at approx $600 a round to keep it ticking. approx 13k in white gold. by dd