Datograph Revisited  5 Comments


One of the great fortunes of having friends here in Singapore who are also collectors is that I get the chance to photograph their watches and in this case, I get yet another chance to photograph the Platinum Datograph. I have lost count how many time I had photographed this watch but I never tire of it partially because of how mesmerising the movement looks as well as how difficult it is to capture the black dial to show its beauty and glory in digital print. As I progress with skill and experience, I return to the Datograph to test my skills to see how if I had progressed - if any.

In these two images, I managed to capture the dial with all its markers properly lighted. Often the embossed roman numerals are indistinct but here I managed to provide a subtle highlight to them. As for the movement shot, I wanted to show off the variety of colours and tones found in the metals used and I shot it at an angle to show the many layers found on this wonderful movement.

It is with good reason why Philippe Dufour himself wears one of these beauties.




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