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December 31, 2009 11:49 AM   Subscribe


 
I find it freaky that there seems to be a lot more French-themed or French-personalitied posts since this week where I started making good on my resolve to learn français.
posted by kalessin at 12:00 PM on December 31, 2009


P.S. Very cool post.
posted by kalessin at 12:01 PM on December 31, 2009


er, watch porn, anyone? (rimshot)
posted by ilovemytoaster at 1:17 PM on December 31, 2009


While some of these photos are disturbingly hi-res, those watches are beautiful and I would like one now please.
posted by oinopaponton at 1:22 PM on December 31, 2009


ilovemytoaster: "er, watch porn, anyone? (rimshot)"

It's been done.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:23 PM on December 31, 2009


Very impressive. This article provides an interesting story regarding Dufour's start as in independent watchmaker.

Some close-up comparisons of Simplicity and other top-end watches.
posted by exogenous at 1:38 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm a Timex guy, but I can also appreciate a work of art.
posted by Edward L at 2:33 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Timezone Independent Horology forum is a goldmine for this sort of thing. (Here's a post from a guy who's just received his Dufour Simplicity - it took three years(!) from order to delivery.)

(And if we're talking independent watchmakers... Urwerk. Especially the 202.)
posted by The Shiny Thing at 5:49 PM on December 31, 2009


(Here's a post from a guy who's just received his Dufour Simplicity - it took three years(!) from order to delivery.)

It's delivered in an armored car … and left on his doorstep?
posted by kenko at 6:51 PM on December 31, 2009


It's delivered in an armored car … and left on his doorstep?

Given that he took the picture of the armored car, he was probably there.
posted by mrnutty at 7:22 PM on December 31, 2009


I hate posts like this! Why can't someone invent a grand complication mechanical watch and just give it to me because I'm awesome?

Please?
posted by mrnutty at 7:24 PM on December 31, 2009


I wish I had the means to put one on my wrist. Art and science were never so beautiful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:51 PM on December 31, 2009


I find it freaky that there seems to be a lot more French-themed or French-personalitied posts since this week where I started making good on my resolve to learn français.

Well, this guy is Swiss.
posted by oxidizer at 12:13 AM on January 1, 2010


Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Triptyque and Jaeger LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 2

Son of a watch repairer.

I'm officially hard now.

A quick check on Ebay for the Gyrotourbillon confirms my suspicions: it's about $319,000 out of my price range.

Wonder if they'd throw in free shipping?
posted by IAmBroom at 5:14 PM on January 1, 2010


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