29 Oct '15, 10pm

Why we love watchmaking? @aBlogtoWatch article on a @MontresBreguet icon. Mr. Hayek: thank you htt…

Without the aid of any special lighting or a tripod (thanks, Legion of Honor) I attempted to capture the Breguet 1160 Marie Antoinette pocket watch as well as possible. I hope that you can at least appreciate the majesty and grand presence that this immensely impressive modern marvel has. In addition to being the stuff of collectors' dreams, it also single-handedly explains to so many people why a pursuit in fine timepieces is both intellectually and emotionally rewarding. I'm so happy to have had a chance to check it out. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Nicolas G. Hayek senior myself – nor will I ever. He is someone that, at this stage in my "watch career," I think I would have had some great interactions with. Some amusing trivia: as a young watch writer, I had submitted some interview questions to Mr. Hayek. Unfortunately, he never got to answering them, as they lay ...

Full article: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/breguet-1160-marie-antoinette...

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