Mother of Pearl Dial 1186 Blancpain Split Seconds


Last year, one of our most popular posts of the whole year by engagement was a ref. 1186 Blancpain Split Seconds with a ‘Military’ luminous tritium dial. That was made in 20 examples. Seemingly, no one knew it existed. Meet the only 1186 that can make that military dial look commonplace. This is the only…

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Mother of Pearl Dial 217QRS Voutilainen Retrograde Date


Only 30 217QRS, Karis’ Retrograde Date, have ever be made, in an even split of platinum, white gold and rose gold. But this? This is the very last one produced, 30. And the material combination here is something outrageous: teal mother of pearl dial, green guilloché hour track, and white gold case. It’s no surprise…

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MOP ‘Parking Meter’ FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance


Bizarre trends form consistently in a fascination as niche as ours. One, a recurring feature here, is in-period unpopularity leading to latter rarity and, by extension, collectability. The logic behind this process is, perhaps, questionable. Yet, the effect is no less real or common for its dubious nature. However, the speed with which these processes…

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1 of 15: FP Journe Octa Calendrier in Black Mother of Pearl


Lying deliciously at the intersection of engineering, design, eccentricity, and investment lies this work from Francois-Paul Journe. When a collection begins to get serious, annual or perpetual calendars often make the list. With extreme rarity, engineering provenance, and a five day power-reserve, this particular Octa Calendrier serves its clientele very precisely. One of Journe’s accomplishments in…

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