Just Because: My Five Favorite Watches From The FHH's Mastery Of Time Exhibition (And A Ton Of Other Photos)

Just Because: My Five Favorite Watches From The FHH's Mastery Of Time Exhibition (And A Ton Of Other Photos)

Rolex Deep Sea Special

The uncommon and notable Rolex Deep Sea Special.

Talk all you need about Paul Newmans and Explorer-dial Subs, this is the Rolex to end all Rolexes. In case you’re new, this is the alleged Deep Sea Special, a complete monster of a “jump” watch intended to stretch the boundaries of watchmaking. I put “jump” in alarm cites there in light of the fact that the Deep Sea Special wasn’t worn on the wrist of a human jumper however was rather lashed to the outside of the bathyscaphe Trieste when it took Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh into the Mariana Trench in 1960. This isn’t the genuine watch that accompanied the men to the most profound piece of the planet (that one’s in the Smithsonian), yet another in an exceptionally little arrangement (it’s muddled the number of were made, however two or three dozen and no more) and one of the solitary guides to in any case have the first wristband. To really wear, fine, the Paul Newman actually has the edge, yet there could be no more excellent illustration of Rolex as a genuine pioneer and logical collaborator.

Hermès Purse Watch By Tavannes

An Hermès satchel watch made by Tavannes.

Created in 1928, this Hermès satchel watch is another wonderful brief period case, however a substantially less tough and utilitarian one when compared with the Deep Sea Special above. These small collapsing tote watches were intended to be kept – you speculated – in a lady’s satchel so she would not need to wear a wristwatch or pendant watch. They’re mainstream today with gatherers, who regularly use them as little travel timekeepers and work area adornments, and this model, made by Tavannes to be retailed by Hermès is extraordinary. We’ve advised you before about  Hermès’ long history selling watches and working together with watchmakers and here’s additional verification. All you’d require is a coordinating Birkin to complete the set.

Unique Cartier Tank

A Cartier Tank from 1920, simply a year after the watch first debuted.

Yeah, I strolled through an enormous show of notable watches and clocks, one loaded up with incalculable amazing complications, pearl set wonders, and insane references, and I picked a straightforward Tank watch as one of my main five. This isn’t only any Tank however. This little man dates to 1920, only one year after the Tank watch was first presented via Cartier in Paris. There’s not denying the Tank’s status as a genuine symbol of watchmaking, yet additionally of plan all the more for the most part, and this is the first plan as it was first imagined. To comprehend this watch is to acquire important understanding into one of the most punctual commercially effective wristwatches and the direction of twentieth century watchmaking on the loose. I’d never seen a Tank this early and it was a genuine treat. (It’s important incidentally, that for quite a bit of its set of experiences generally couple of Tanks were created each year. In 1919 just six Tanks were sold; in 1920, 33.)

Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Pocket Watch

A fantastic complication pocket watch from Audemars Piguet, dating to 1908.

The Royal Oak stands out enough to be noticed and individuals now and again fail to remember that Audemars Piguet was, for quite a while, a complications subject matter expert. The production actually has genuine watchmaking cleaves, however think back in the file and you’ll discover insane pieces this way. This pocket watch dates to 1908, and the spotless stylish makes the exceptionally complex watch look less difficult than it is. Stuffed into the gold case is an interminable schedule, a solitary catch chronograph, and brief repeater. Truth be told, Audemars Piguet maintains the old principle that to be known as a “grande complication” a watch should have a tolling complication, a schedule complication, and a chronograph or some likeness thereof. Clearly this watch makes the cut.

A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon 'Pour le Merite'

The A. Lange and Söhne Tourbillon ‘Pour le Merite’.

As the vast majority of you likely know, A. Lange & Söhne was revived after the fall of the Berlin Wall and introduced its first current assortment in 1994. There were four watches in that assortment, and one of them was the Tourbillon “Pour le Merite.” This was the new production utilizing its horological muscles as hard as possible, and the outcomes were (and still are) surprising. The tourbillon is somewhat downplayed, notwithstanding the jewel endstones, and the fusée-and-chain framework is completely covered up under the dial. The model was just delivered until 1998 and the rendition you see here (white gold with a splendid blue dial) is one of the more extraordinary forms as well. In case you’re an enthusiast of present day Lange, and specifically a fanatic of Lange’s more specialized manifestations , this is the place where it all started.


A gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic, around 1958.

A Rolex King Midas with stone dial endorsed with a Khanjar, the image of Oman.

A gold, coral, and precious stone Patek Philippe gems watch from the 1970s.

An very fancy precious stone and emerald–covered Bulgari Serpenti.

Yes, even Zodiac made wild precious stone canvassed watches back in the day.

A Pop Swatch from around 1990.

Part of the presentation zeroed in on watches specially designed for different Arab pioneers over the decades.

Ludo Secreet Watch, from Van Cleef and Arpels, around 1941.

A water-safe Waltham Dépollier military watch, around 1920. Promoted as waterproof, dustproof, and protected against temperature stun, a Depollier watch was worn by pilot Roland Rohlf when he set a world elevation record of 34,610 feet, in 1919.

An Audemars Piguet chronograph, with 30 moment and 12 hour counters.

A ring watch from around 1800.

An super slender “kinfe” pocket watch, by LeCoultre, around 1907. Development, 1.38mm thick type 145.

A Bovet pocket watch made for the Chinese market.

A screen watch from Vacheron Constantin, around 1942.

Prototype Beta 21 quartz watch, with 8192 Hz quartz oscillator, 1969.

Hublot’s LaFerrari delivered altogether in sapphire.

An Audemars Piguet unending schedule pocket with an open dial and a full jewel set bezel.

Openworked pocket watch by Audemars Piguet; about as skeletonized as a watch development can get.

Pocket watch enhanced with a bunch of roses on a mauve foundation, made for the Chinese market, Bovet, Fleurier (Switzerland), around 1830. Regular of Bovet’s work for China, by means of its workplaces in Guangzhou.

An A-Series Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet.