For watch fans and collectors, the notion of exclusivity is important. Having a watch that nobody else has is both a source of personal pride and in some cases a guarantee that your watch will always have a higher value than the standard model. The extra costs for the brand itself, however, may be limited just to the one-off production of a special dial or a special engraving on the case back. If you’re looking for an alternative to a unique piece that nevertheless has a touch of the unusual and gives you ultimate bragging rights, why not consider brands that are going to great lengths to source the most unusual materials on (and off) the planet for use in their products.
Rocks from the beginnings of time
A number of brands have already used meteorite fragments to produce dials, including Jaquet Droz, Parmigiani and Corum. But Louis Moinet, a brand that draws much inspiration from the world of astronomy, goes one better with its Sideralis Evo model. This watch has the only double tourbillon in the world that powers a special complication, driving counter-rotating discs on the same dial. The lower disc depicts the Moon, Mars and Mercury using fragments of rock from outer space, the oldest of which from Sahara 99555, also known as the “Rosetta Stone”, is a staggering 4,566,200,000 years old!
Petrified wood is the next big thing
There is a lot of debate on the topic of watches as artwork. Although a watch needn’t be art to be of notice, I’m a firm believer in their own potential to straddle the boundaries of purpose, form, and doctrine where appropriate. In the case of those Corum Watches For Sale Replica Bubble watches, it is apparently a brand’s effort at developing a pristine objet d’art. It is true, the Corum Bubble watches aren’t really like anything else the brand makes (or much like anything anyone makes, for that matter), but they’re intended to be beautiful items, which is something that they have in common with other timepieces bearing the Corum logo.The dedication to the world in these bits is staggeringly unwavering. In my opinion, this group works simply because it’s so unconcerned with anything but the loyal realisation of its own unique concept. To take advantage of the re-release opportunity, Corum has partnered with famous cymbal producer Paiste. Paiste have been enlisted to make a exceptional dial for your Corum Bubble Paiste special edition watch. The dial of this Corum Bubble Paiste is a tiny cymbal made by Paiste in precisely the same manner they’d earn a full size cymbal. I am quietly confident it would function as planned were it removed from the home and attached to a kit, but even if it’s just for display, it looks great.
As luxury brands constantly search for new inspiration the artistic crafts have been reinvented over and over again as craftsmen search for new materials to cut up and stick back together in different forms of marquetry. In recent years we have seen wood marquetry, feather marquetry and even eggshell marquetry. For its latest watch winder model, however, RDI Charles Kaeser goes a step further by using petrified wood that is 225 million years old!
This rock was created as entire forests were preserved as fossils, keeping a unique combination of metals and minerals that give it a distinct colour and pattern. It serves as the decoration on a unique piece in the RDI “Mémoire” collection that weights in at a solid 3 kilos with its soft-black metal columns and open front. The RDI Mémoire watch winder runs on 2 AA batteries or mains electricity and offers a variety of winding programmes to suit any mechanical watch movement. This unique piece is available for CHF 6,500.
Now, we will need to provide the brand a small amount of latitude when it comes to observing this anniversary — the very initial Corum Watches In Malaysia Replica Coin Watch premiered in 1964, and naturally, we are now in 2015 (51 decades later). The way to get around that little detail? Well, by using coins created in 2014. These were apparently sorted through and selected as being prime examples of what these coins are (therefore, no, no “misprint” dials to be had here), and have never been in circulation. And, besides the hole drilled in them to find the fundamental arbor via, there are no visible alterations into this coin.Provided the sapphire crystal upward top stays in one piece, it’s likely a coin that won’t ever find any other modifications or wear. As is appropriate for the Corum Coin Watch, the faces of the case (36mm for the gold, 43mm for its silver) include a coin edge — perhaps the best use of this particular concluding suggestion. To my eyes, the bezel surrounding the crystal also has the expression of a coin, which gives the look, subsequently, of only having a coin having some lugs attached which is sitting on your own wrist.I myself’ve been a coin collector (however, I believe I’ve some birth-year coins wrapped around), so I’m definitely not the goal for the 50th Anniversary edition of this Corum Coin Watch. Nevertheless, when it comes to a watch with an overall theme, this is about the simplest, cohesive example I could maintain up. If you would like to pick up one for yourself (or your own great-great grandson, according to the marketing materials), then you may either purchase one individually, or get yourself a pair — as a good coin collector does, I guess. There will be 100 of each made available, together with all the 22kt gold version going for $22,400, as well as the .925 silver commanding a cost of $12,100. If you find yourself collecting both coins and watches, well then, I cannot think of a better view to showcase both passions at precisely the identical time.
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