Finally, after hours of post processing of about a hundred images, I have finally completed my newest photomontage of the new MB&F No.1. I believe this is the first detailed portfolio of photographs available to the world of this very special and rare watch. I would like to thank Mr Max Busser himself and the Hour Glass for allowing me to photograph this fine timepiece. I hope you will enjoy the presentation as much I did photographing and preparing the presentation.
To view the photomontage, CLICK HERE.
I was invited recently to photograph the pre-production models of the whole range from Moser (not prototypes but about 90% completed and some actually working). I captured hundreds of images of the Mayu, Monard and the Perpetual. The Perpetual being for me, the most alluring offering from Moser. This watch had been delayed for over a year now but fans of the brand have not forgotten about it.
The time and effort for the completion of the post processing and production of the presentation has been more than I had anticipated but I hope to have the montage ready by this weekend, and I am sure it will be amongst the best watch images I have published. I am looking forward to sharing it here.
In the meantime, here is an image to share with you what to expect when it is completed and published.
P.S. - I have had several emails from many asking me about my opinion about the Perpetual. I personally think that if Moser is able to deliver the watch as well finished as I had seen and photographed at the price first published, I am sure this watch will become a runaway success - and like many successful watches, it means fans may have to wait for some time to get one.
Every year the Business Times of Singapore publishes a wonderful Watch Supplement (on the last Friday of August). As always - the supplement covers in great detail the release of this year's new watches at Basel and SIHH. This year, Mr Larry Wee the lead Editor of the Watch Supplement was most kind to use some of my photographs for several of his feature articles. Some of the photo he used in one article is found on THIS LINK.
To visit the site and read all the articles in the Supplement, CLICK HERE
(please note that this link will allow free access only after 6pm Singapore time or 1000hrs GMT).
Of the many wonderful articles found in this supplement, Business Times (through the help of Mr Larry Wee) has granted me permission to republish two outstanding articles by Su Jia Xian. The young but very talented Mr Su is already a well published writer on al things horological and in this supplement, two are most notable.
Have a look at the Supplement if you did not have the chance to read the hard copy. It very compelling reading for any collector.
I recently chanced upon this exquiste watch. At first to me, it looked like just another Daniel Roth but there were initial tell tale signs there were something more about this watch. First was the larger than usual case size, then the unique subseconds dial. Then when I turned it over, I was taken aback by the movement. It looked distinctly familiar and when I carried out some checks, I was astounded to find out that it is my all time favourite old IWC Cal 98 that was intended for the Portuguese jubilee series. Apparently a small handful of these movements were found in the Daniel Roth stock of movements. Cleverly the company refinished the movement and even got parts from IWC to put them into their new Athys Limited Edition models.
In this classic model, the Athys 108.Z is limited to 35 pieces (in all metal variations). This is a collectable Athys (of which there are only 15 pieces in this white gold) is a prelude to the launch of an ‘entry-level’ product which I believe is the Athys II using the FP movement.
To view the photos of this watch and the wonderful IWC movement - CLICK HERE