Last week Hodinkee presented a restricted version Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire, and Revolution & The Rake declared a restricted release Chopard L.U.C 1860. Both magnificent 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. Furthermore, both really pack something else 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. Furthermore, may I add, getting the specific right shading salmon is vital. A touch excessively pink and it turns out badly, and a smidgen excessively earthy and once more, it turns out badly. A few years prior I was fortunate to have the option to get this exquisite Daniel Roth dress watch, with, as I would like to think, a staggering salmon tone guilloché dial. Right up ’til today, this is my lone 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 marvelous. For the two watches some rather fascinating decisions have been made and both come with the alluring 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, actually, the Remontoire that I generally needed to see from Grönefeld. In spite of 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 outstanding events, similar to the Montres-KF Spirograph , I like an opening in the dial, yet ordinarily I favor a shut dial and seeing the magnificence of pleasantly completed development parts solely on the converse side of the watch. I surmise Hodinkee’s Ben Clymer and group thought comparably and they even requested that Grönefeld reevaluate and re-engineer that piece of the development, to have a shut dial.
I’m sure not every person agrees, but rather this form of the 1941 Remontoire, with a shut dial, no applied hour markers, yet significantly more unobtrusive printed Arabic numerals, looks totally fab. The formed case that Grönefeld presented with the 1941 Remontoire is rich and furthermore 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 staggering 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 adaptation of the 1941 Remontoire.
Chopard L.U.C 1860 Limited Edition for Revolution & The Rake
Now here’s another staggering piece in white metal with a salmon dial and it has quite recently been declared, 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 main 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 adaptation of the Grönefeld, yet there is something different that’s additionally rather abnormal. Wei Koh needed to see the entertainment of this watch in precisely the same size, 36.5 mm in breadth, and with precisely the same development type 1.96.
Personally, I’ve been looking for simply this watch, the white gold Anniversary Edition with a salmon dial and brilliantly completed miniature rotor type 1.96, however without progress. So when I saw the declaration of the entertainment of precisely this watch, in the very same size and with the very same development (later forms of this development, similar to type 3.96, are not completed to a similar level) I bounced for satisfaction. What a stunning piece thus great that Wei Koh and Mr. Scheufele concurred on the first measurements and type. Praise! However, pause, just ten pieces will be made, so best to pick up the pace to save 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 essentially steel watches with a dark dial. But the old Daniel Roth (see above) and a rose gold Lange 1815. I notice that I’m considerably more specific in liking 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 by means of internet business. What do you think, would it be a good idea for us to? Kindly offer your thoughts with us about this in the comments area beneath. Thanks!