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    Al and I went to Salon QP on Friday.
    Thanks to Al for extending his invite to me, for the event, the preview showing of the film about Jack Heuer, and the cocktail evening.

    It was great fun.

    As you would expect, one of the first stops was at the Bremont stand.

    In no particular order, my highlights there were:

    The Jaguar E-Type Ltd ed - one each will be provided to the owners of the new cars.

    The faithful reproduction of the E-Type dial is very effective



    The polished Alt 1-C

    This has actually been developed using some of the features shown in the Victory watch, and the Bremont case looks very effective in polished guise.





    I was interested to see the crown guard design on the three-handed Boeing. I had thought it was not the most successful detail, but actually it looks great, and I really enjoy the skinny external bezel, and distinctive but different Bremont lugs with Allen key head screws for the strap.



    It is always nice to talk to Nick and Giles, their enthusaism is certainly infectious.



    Next up, Tudor.

    I loved the display of old models from their museum, almost all of these still had original caseback stickers on.



    The GPHG (Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve) stand was fascinating, and they are to be congratulated for giving Seiko the GMT prize. The radial textured green dial is amazing, even if they have no idea how to use a duster.



    This was interesting. I have to admit to being a little shocked how much Pinion would like to charge for their chrono with a relatively simple V7734. If they are worth this much, I need to start hunting through Ebay.



    Junghans' meister range is lovely, and this vintage looking chronoscope is gorgeous, keeping some lovely proportions, not being too large and having a lovely looking solid link and solid end-link bracelet.



    I had a long chat to the Zenith watchmaker, both agreeing what a work of genius the El Primero was (he quite liked my DeLuca that I had with me). Here it is in exploded form.



    Lastly, I also had a long chat to Pita. I have a lot of respect for them, and their level of innovation for a very small watchmaking concern is amazing.

    They also got a lot of credibility for identifying my Lemania BBC from 2 metres away, and telling me how bonito they thought it was.

    Here is a prototype of their steam watch, a bronze version of their Oceana, which is amazing. No crown, this watch is set by rotating the rear of the watch, which uses a through-case magnetic coupling to advance the hands.



    The central spinner is the "second hand".

    And of course this is 2000m waterprof, and sues a self-sealing crystal with no gasket. Very innovative and cool.

    As is their bullhead chronograph, which is also a prototype

    Very individual, with the chrono hands starting from downward-pointing, and in a case made from an ultra-light aluminium alloy.



    I also like the constant seconds appearing in the cut-out segment at 6. Very cool.

    I had a great day, so thanks again.

    Dave
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Great Dave, better shots than me.. I only just finished fiddling with mine.. will post in a bit... great stuff.... love Pita.. great people..
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    Indeed
    Pita were indeed lovely blokes. However, I was also a little perplexed by the Tudor stand......
    Me - "No Pelagos?"
    Them - "Oh yes, here underneath the stand."
    Me - "Really, surely it is one of your new flagship models?"
    Them - "Yes, but there wasn't any room for it inside the display ceses."

    Really?? I mean REALLY??

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    Salon QP - a few photos and views-atg-tudor-mn-head-opti-jpg
    or even this one Dave...
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    This Pinion Valjoux 7734 is really, well: well priced. Funny they did the same strange minute recorder design (with only 5 minutes interval scaling) as the Guinand Cal. 12 which was also made from NOS movements - for half the price, i think. Guinand has closed this year, by the way.

    The Junghans 'Chronoscope' is really nice. However the naming is a bit weird, the black model above is called 'Meister Telemeter' on the website, but has 'Chronoscope' on the dial. Anyway, very nice.

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    Thanks Al.

    I'm still wading through the hundreds of photos I took over the two days.

    Highlights for me, in no particular order, included:

    - Emanuel Bouchet
    - MB&F's HM6
    - De Bethune
    - The new matte blue "satinato" Squale 1521
    - Bradley's Stradale
    - Junghans' Meister Calendar
    - Schofield's Beater
    - Pinion's Axis Bronze w/ tobacco dial
    - Vianney's Deep Space
    - Stepan's new K0 model
    - Moritz Grossmann's Benu

    Probably a lot more, and will be the source of much 'blogging for many months to come...

    I'll leave you with this - the only photo I've "developed" so far:



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    Thanks for the write up, Dave.

    I'm rather baffled by the E-type watch claiming it has metal from the continuation Lightweights. Bearing in mind that they are all brand new cars, what is that metal? An offcut from a brand new sheet of ali'? I think I also read somewhere that Bremont are going to produce 500 "(relatively) low cost" versions of that watch - any mention of that?

    I've seen comments on the price of the Pinion but how much is it exactly?

    Pita - I see they are from Barcelona. Very unfortunate choice of name...

    Regards

    Jon'.

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    I really like that Junghans vintage looking chronoscope chronograph spotted that a few weeks ago when I was searching the net. Not many new watches I would wear that I mite.

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    A lot of the higher end passed me by completely, it is so far beyond my comprehension (and budget, and errrr, taste) that I take little interest in it to be honest.

    £5k for the Pinion (Pita suggest theirs will be €3k)
    That Junghans is very handsome, and costs £2k. It is 40mm dia and only 12.6mm thick, according to them, even though it is auto and 30m WR.
    The crystal is plexi.
    The design properly vintage, but updates, and the bracelet looks lovely.
    I'd wear it, certainly, even if it does have nibbled numbers.
    I am not sure where the movement hails from, I saw sugestions elsewhere that it was a revised Grand Seiko movement?? No idea.

    Pita is genuinely the watchmaker's name, and TBH the "Pain in the *** " abbreviation totally passed me by until someone else pointed it out. Real innovators.
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS
    I am not sure where the movement hails from, I saw sugestions elsewhere that it was a revised Grand Seiko movement?? No idea.
    On uhrforum.de someone tells he has asked Junghans directly and the answer was 'based on ETA 2892-2 with Dubois Depraz 2030'...

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Salon QP - a few photos and views