New “Only Watch” Watches Revealed
A couple weeks ago I wrote about and shared images of many, but not all, of the 34 “one-of-a-kind” watches that are to be auctioned by Patrizzi & Co. for charity at the upcoming (September ’09) “Only Watch 2009” event at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Since this time, several of the watch manufacturers who had not yet released full information and images of their “pieces uniques” have done so. Among these more recent releases are a spectacular jump hour watch from Bovet that features a black mother-of-pearl dial with miniature painting of the Mona Lisa! It is also wearable as a wristwatch, pocketwatch, or table clock. Wow! There is also a sharp looking watch from Tourneau, also with a jump hour. See them both below.
The Unique Bovet Only Watch 09 – Bovet FLEURIER “Collection Witness 1822”
A timekeeper with an automatic movement, jump hour, and a Polynesian mother-of-pearl dial featuring a miniature painting of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. A patented concept allows the watch to be transformed into a pocket watch or a table clock.
Yes, that’s correct – A Wristwatch, Pocketwatch, or Table Clock!
And here is Tourneau’s creation for this year:
This unique, automatic Jump Hour features a 27 jewel Soprod movement set in an oversized 42mm, 18k rose gold, coin edged case with fabulously curved and rounded lugs and an impressive domed sapphire crystal. The movement is visible through a sapphire exhibition back and the rotor is numbered 001/001. The jump hour is shown in an aperture at 60 minutes in the large minute dial which is set above the small seconds dial. With its contrasting case and sterling silver hand guilloche dial, the watch creates a very impressive appearance.
Here is Tourneau’s original “concept” drawing for the watch:
Not bad, eh!