Saturday, June 20, 2009 posted by Harry SK Tan 1 Comments
On Thursday 17th June, Vacheron hosted a small dinner at the Mimolette Restaurant launching its 2009 collection here in Singapore. It was a grand evening of great food, great company and very entertaining jazz trio and singer - Ms Joanna Dong.
The food was in great but the true highlight was the new 2009 collection and the long awaited 1921 model with a new calibre that brought the nostalgia back to Vacheron (listed at over SGD39K). A driver's watch with the dial being angled to the right with the 12 at where 2 is normally found. The crown is also relcated at the top right lug away from the usual 3 position. A few wrist shots were captured together with the other offerings that evening.
In this case, 30 pieces of the Gefica Bronze with a Grey and Black dial combination. I shot this watch together with a few other limited editions (soon to follow here) and decided that its best appreciated by seeing it in high resolution as a wallpaper. I find the Gefica an intriguing watch. Clearly Genta is well known for its jumping hour watches but its the Bronze cases that catches the eye. In these captures, I decided to try to capture raw character of the metal through low key lighting that shows off some of the graininess of the metal.
Horolography - noun, the art of photographing timepieces
Horolographer - Harry SK Tan
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