Friday, November 18, 2005

Objects of Desire

I have been putting in 18 - 20 hour work days lately, since I need to close my magazine before The Hubby and I go off cavorting on the shores of Boracay next week. As anyone can tell, such work hours can take a toll on you. So I am sneaking in some bobo time for myself now. Pardon me if this post is a little brainless.

One of the nice things about this job is that I get first eye dibs on the latest high-end watches. If I had money to spare, I wouldn't mind getting myself a few of these babies. You don't have to be a watch person to admire the skill and genius that goes into these watches--and I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill Swatches here. These are works of art.

Among the 50 or so watches that I had to look at, these two caught me:

The Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Moss Agate Tourbillon and the Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon. Each time I look at them, my breath catches in my throat and I marvel at the brilliance of their creators. The tourbillon feature is quite an accomplishment in itself--it's one of the most complicated things you can add to a watch--but the way they executed their design. It leaves me speechless.

The Moss Agate Tourbillon, for example, is assembled on a base made from moss agate rock--and before they even start cutting the rock (takes them a week to cut for a single watch!), they look for the part with the best design (I guess they look for the prettiest moss things embedded in the rock). And this means that each watch will never look like anyone else's. Wow.

As for the Royal Blue, most of the watch parts are made out of sapphire, so you can see right through the watch. Then instead of numbers to mark the time, it uses diamonds and sapphires--a sapphire for each spot a number would be, with the space between the numbers filled in with diamonds. Totally decadent.

After I buy myself an island (Stef's idea), I will get myself an Edward Piguet Moss Agate Tourbillon and a Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon.

I must really lack sleep.


MrsPartyGirl said...

sooo pretty *tulo laway*.

i love watches, but i stopped indulging myself on them since i got married. milk and diapies come first daw. but i say, won't i need something to tell me if its feeding or changing time na? hehe. haaay :P

sweet dreams, ree :D

I am Queen said...

i love things that are handmade from scratch... i should start appreciating watches as works of art. specially that TIME is my most precious resource. well GOD above all. where can i find the lucerne mag?? on the web??