Ten Watches I Wish Existed

1) A Sinn 104 with black dial, black PVD case and bracelet, and white bezel (with black markings).

2) An SRPB49K1 without the sword hand. This could be worth a mod.

3) An Oyster Perpetual whose calendar was actually perpetual.

4) An Alpinist with the (useless) internal compass replaced by a 60-point rotating bezel.

5) A Speedmaster with a dial the color of rust (“marswatch.”)

6) A Travel Naut with the chronograph function removed – so it’s just a regular naut with that brilliantly hidden travel time complication.

7) A thinner Ploprof so that it’s actually wearable by mortal man – think Luminor Due, here.

8) A Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar with the date window the same size as the day and month windows. Also powered by the newer Excellence movement.

9) A Journe Chronometre a Resonance in the old symmetrical style, with a dial cleaned of the watch name and the reserve du marche – Jacquet Droz cleanliness with FP aesthetic.

10) A H. Moser et Cie. Pioneer Perpetual with several changes:

  • Case of tantalum and black titanium
  • deep ardoise dial, almost black
  • platinum batons
  • white gold hour and minute hands
  • platinum second and month hands, so they hide just a little
  • the power reserve indicator rather dramatically reimagined
    • the “up” and “down” words removed
    • either the indicator changed to the simplicity of the Endeavor calendars
    • or that awful green-yellow changed to simple white
  • the movement slightly modified
    • gold screw cups changed to black titanium
    • the screws blued
    • the logo and signature changed from rose gold to black niello
    • the gear train changed back to white metals or made black
    • the balance wheel made black or blue
    • the balance spring probably kept silver
    • the screws holding down the caseback changed from black to white metal

…this might be the perfect wristwatch

 

 

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~ by davekov on 23 October 2017.

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