Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby jaw » September 19th 2017, 1:56pm

TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

HERE’S A SURPRISING COLLABORATION FROM TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WATCHMAKERS WHO HAVE JOINED FORCES FOR A SINGLE CAUSE, THE BATTLE AGAINST DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY, EMBODIED BY THIS UNIQUE TIMEPIECE.

On the one hand you have Laurent Ferrier, the specialist in traditional and classic watches famous for its so-called “pebble” cases and spear-shape hands on the dials. On the other hand, you have the radical duo behind Urwerk, Martin Frei and Felix Baumgartner, whose unusual and statement designs have made their mark on contemporary watchmaking. Two totally different visions of the industry, a mutual passion for artisan production and a single cause, Only Watch where the funds raised by the auction on November 11th will go towards the battle against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This surprising collaboration has brought about a unique piece called Arpal+ One Only Watch 2017.

http://en.watches-news.com/laurent-ferr ... atch-2017/


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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby Thunder1 » September 19th 2017, 2:37pm

Looks like our bathroom scale...
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby foghorn » September 19th 2017, 3:01pm

That crown looks like a bitch to operate.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby eddiea » September 19th 2017, 3:25pm

foghorn wrote:That crown looks like a bitch to operate.

Agree but , it is a very cool design, I like it (and like bitches too)... ;)
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby Racer-X » September 19th 2017, 3:27pm

That strap is going to get pretty worn around the crown phallus.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 19th 2017, 3:54pm

That might just be the only Urwerk that I like. A pretty Urwerk.

*looks at the dimensions of the bloody thing*

No, it's not that pretty. Another gaudy fucking brick. Another fucking brick in Urwerk's ghastly, gaudy wall built of ghastly, gaudy pieces of blithering shite.

All in all, wouldn't sell a kidney for it, but wouldn't have it obliterated with a flamethrower either. Guess I'm ambivalent.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby TemerityB » September 19th 2017, 7:37pm

I dunno. Isn't it being auctioned off for Muscular Dystrophy?

If it raises a lot of money for it, it's fine by me.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby artman » September 19th 2017, 7:44pm

Ok I'll start. $25.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby biglove » September 19th 2017, 8:06pm

For a good cause. If I had a couple of billion $$$ I would buy it and then auction it off again for another charity.

Damn sure wouldn't wear it!
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby 3Flushes » September 20th 2017, 12:57am

Thunder1 wrote:Looks like our bathroom scale...


Gee, too bad there's only one, eh? Maybe Jenny Craig will buy it.

I know it's for charity and everything but what a waste of master craftsmanship.
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Re: Arpal One - OnlyWatch 2017

Postby relaxer7 » September 20th 2017, 1:26am

Don't normally like this type of designer looking shit but that's a real beaut (beauty in the eye of the beholder etc etc).
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