OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

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OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby Racer-X » June 2nd 2017, 8:05pm

by Sean Lorentzen "Very few men have left their mark on watchmaking history like Abraham-Louis Breguet. Over the course of his life, the French innovator built timepieces for most of Europe’s royalty, invented the tourbillon, and established one of the oldest marques still in existence (the Breguet brand has been around since 1775—one year older than the Declaration of Independence). His work still stands today as a hallmark of fine horology, and it has been the inspiration for countless extremely fine timepieces. However, most of these pieces (from Breguet themselves or otherwise) have been priced at the very top of the market and out of the hands of the vast majority of enthusiasts.

Enter Ophion. After their debut with the handsome (and now sold out) OPH 960–which we reviewed here–in 2015, the brand is back to bring an injection of Breguet DNA into a surprisingly affordable, modern package with the OPH 786."

Article at Worn & Wound
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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby conjurer » June 2nd 2017, 9:41pm

Author Sean Lorentzen

Hailing from Redondo Beach, California, Sean’s passion for design and all things mechanical started at birth. Having grown up at race tracks, hot rod shops and car shows, he brings old-school motoring style and a lifestyle bent to his mostly vintage watch collection.


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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby conjurer » June 2nd 2017, 9:42pm

The watch blows, too.
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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby tiktok » June 2nd 2017, 10:08pm

Hot rod leads to classic watch design iOS is like saying turnips become cows.
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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby foghorn » June 3rd 2017, 3:34am

tiktok wrote:Hot rod leads to classic watch design iOS is like saying turnips become cows.



Yup


Everyone knows it's rutabagas that become cows.


Turnips become alpaca.
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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 3rd 2017, 4:38am

I could well be in the minority here, but I think the watch is not bad. Especially I find the movement beautiful- they're exaggerating with it being in the style of Breguet PW movements, the radial layout of train cocks and bridges was common in Lepine-style ebauches, from the Lepine I to the Lepine IV.

The hands aren't really Breguet either- the style that they use was very popular in watches made between the mid 1930s and 1950. A bloody lot of brands used it, including Omega.

The rest is indeed very Breguet-esque, but frankly, I like it. The only things that I genuinely don't like are the seconds hand and the lugs. It looks like the lugs have screws instead of spring bars, and I'm not quite fond of that, as it reminds me of the cases of pocket watch conversions sold from Ukraine, tons of them flooding eBay.
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Re: OPH 786—Ophion’s Second Take on Accessible Luxury

Postby codguy » June 3rd 2017, 6:46am

Those three watches are fucking ugly, the bands appear nice though.
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