Last week Hodinkee presented a restricted version Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire, and Revolution & The Rake declared a restricted release Chopard L.U.C 1860. Both heavenly dress watches, time-just, white metal case and… a salmon shading dial! Presently, I’m a sucker for salmon dials, particularly in a white metal case and I think both these restricted releases are amazing. And both really pack undiscovered greatness under the surface the eye, so even more motivation to have a nearer look.
As said, I love watches with a salmon dial, ideally in a white metal case. This shade of dial is very uncommon and possibly not for everybody. And may I add, getting the exact right shading salmon is vital. A bit excessively pink and it turns out badly, and a bit excessively tanish and once more, it turns out badly. A few years prior I was lucky to have the option to get this exquisite Daniel Roth dress watch, with, as I would see it, a dazzling salmon tone guilloché dial. Right up ’til the present time, this is my solitary watch with a salmon dial, however the chase for another one continues.
When I saw the new declarations from Hodinkee and Revolution, my collector’s heart beat somewhat quicker. The two watches look great. For the two watches some rather fascinating decisions have been made and both come with the attractive combination of a white metal case and a salmon dial.
Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire Limited Edition For HODINKEE
The Hodinkee restricted version Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire is, believe it or not, the Remontoire that I generally needed to see from Grönefeld. Despite the fact that I love the way that the Horological Brothers (Grönefeld) added a lead representative to control the speed of the rewinding of the 8-seconds remontoire, I am simply not a devotee of openings in dials. Just in extremely exceptional events, similar to the Montres-KF Spirograph , I like an opening in the dial, yet as a rule I usually like a shut dial and seeing the excellence of pleasantly completed development parts exclusively on the converse side of the watch. I surmise Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer and group thought also and they even requested that Grönefeld reexamine and re-engineer that piece of the development, to have a shut dial.
I’m sure not every person agrees, but rather this adaptation of the 1941 Remontoire, with a shut dial, no applied hour markers, however substantially more unpretentious printed Arabic numerals, looks totally fab. The formed case that Grönefeld presented with the 1941 Remontoire is exceptionally exquisite and additionally size-wise it’s simply awesome. For those intrigued, I’m apprehensive you’re as of now past the point of no return as this dazzling restricted version of twelve pieces sold out inside a day. My compliments to Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer and his group, and to Bart and Tim Grönefeld for a making this form of the 1941 Remontoire.
Chopard L.U.C 1860 Limited Edition for Revolution & The Rake
Now here’s another shocking piece in white metal with a salmon dial and it has quite recently been reported, so it probably won’t be sold out yet! Chopard, or better, the brand’s proprietor and CEO Carl Friederich Scheufele, acknowledged the demand from Revolution’s Wei Koh to reproduce the primary L.U.C with the unbelievable type 1.96 that Chopard presented in 1997. Once more, there are no specialized changes, as in the Hodinkee form of the Grönefeld, yet there is something different that’s likewise rather irregular. Wei Koh needed to see the diversion of this watch in the exact same size, 36.5 mm in distance across, and with the exact same development type 1.96.
Personally, I’ve been looking for simply this watch, the white gold Anniversary Edition with a salmon dial and greatly completed miniature rotor type 1.96, yet without progress. So when I saw the declaration of the diversion of exactly this watch, in exactly a similar size and with exactly a similar development (later forms of this development, similar to type 3.96, are not completed to a similar level) I bounced for delight. What a beautiful piece and so great that Wei Koh and Mr. Scheufele concurred on the first measurements and type. Praise! Be that as it may, pause, just ten pieces will be made, so best to pick up the pace to hold one preceding these will be sold out! Here at the Revolution site you can enlist your interest.
When I began this online magazine, effectively eleven years prior, there were different motivations to call it MONOCHROME. The quantity of steel watches with a dark dial, in my assortment, surely added to my inspiration to do as such. I generally favored steel watches with a dark or anthracite dial. It looked cleaner, possibly more grounded and more manly. Until this day, my assortment is comprised of basically steel watches with a dark dial. Except the old Daniel Roth (see above) and a rose gold Lange 1815. I notice that I’m significantly more specific in loving a watch with more tones and it generally appears to be simpler to like a monochromatic design.
As a gatherer I love what Hodinkee and Revolution & The Rake have finished with their restricted versions. In the same way as other of you, we are continually examining new models and what could be improved or changed on a particular new watch. That’s simply part of the good times. On the other hand, I’m still uncertain about whether we ought to do restricted versions for MONOCHROME, like HDK and Revo, to be sold through online business. What do you think, would it be advisable for us to? Kindly offer your thoughts with us about this in the comments area beneath. Thanks!