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    Don't know whether to laugh or cry

    Saw this on Zenith's Facebook page, the new Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage II. Here is the link to their website.

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    On the one hand, the classical part of me really enjoys when craftsmen do their work. I remember some of the vintage pocket watches that had colored ceramic scenes. But. But this is on the backside of the watch. That's more lost than a nicely elaborated movement with a scc-through back.

    I found this picture to be fascinating. I am still wondering if it was really taken or computer drawn. The nuances of light and shadow are almost surreal to me.

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    And here is the obligatory overall shot. I held one before. It is a small beast. And I am never sure the back would set well on my wrist.


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    Cheers!

    Dan

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    You had me at bare boobies

    I'm sorry, that looks a mess , the front is a veritable cacophony of mechanics, and all the colours on the backside, never mind the actual image, is just way over the top.

    These guys must be on drugs ?

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    some1 say boobies...Damn my eyes ..what a train wreck
    People sleep peaceably in their beds @ night ONLY because rough men stand ready to do VIOLENCE
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    I'd say we normally ban these words, but there they are staring at us.

    FWIW, some of the painted ceramic dials on vitnage pocketwatches were not any better.

    Dan

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    I only have one word. Why??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    I only have one word. Why??

    It does appear that they are using the Colomb movement to base some of their more fanciful works of art.



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    The front is the epitome of BUSY


    I've yet to fully come to terms with the back

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    Looks like I picked a bad week to stop my meds, as I am seeing hallucinations.......Yikes!
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    just curious - how much is this train wreck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    just curious - how much is this train wreck?
    If you have to ask...

    No price listed, but the first version of the watch listed for $353,000. No, really. So I assume this one will be at least that much (only ten pieces, order now to avoid disappointment).

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