Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

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Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » December 27th 2017, 4:14pm

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Many of you have seen pics and some of you own the first dress watch offered by Maison Celadon whose motto is "Made in China with Pride". These are unique, beautiful watches with first-rate finish work and movements crafted in the Great Hall of the Beijing Watch Factory where tourbillons and other complications are made.

This time Maison Celadon is offering a dive watch with striking colorways, a watch steeped in Chinese history dating back to the 12th century when Yue Fei was a famous warrior. I like this connection to history because it is real history, not fake news like so many Swiss brands pump out like noxious propaganda linking their brands to every great event in the history of horology. Without further ado, I'll let the watches do the talking, I think they are very cool and if the first watch was any indicator, will punch well above their weight class.

From their website:
"the Yue Fei is a no-holds-barred effort which is nearly 4 years in the making. Termed as the "watch of heroes", the Yue Fei is a 200m diver featuring a top of the line watch case, screw-down crown, and 120 click mono-directional bezel. The dial comes in either Obsidian or Azure, and features a smoked-gradient finish with applied indices and Celadon Seal."

Maison Celadon is totally transparent, no start up, no deposit except to pre-order. Here's pics of the watches which will be released in the next month. Curious what you think.

Specs here, 200 meter water resistance,
https://maisonceladon.com/products/yue-fei-pre-order


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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » December 28th 2017, 1:10pm

Ben, the designer of the watch, would love some feedback from some Lords.
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby koimaster » December 28th 2017, 1:16pm

I like the look of it. Different enough to my eye to stand out from the diver crowd yet it looks like it could be worn with a suit. Not certain of the movement specs but I doubt anything less than excellent would not make the cut with Maison Celadon. I would like to see one in person but that is not likely, still I think it will do well.


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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » December 28th 2017, 1:22pm

Next time you are in NY Alain you are quite welcome to borrow mine. I like both colorways though.
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Postby iwasbanned » December 28th 2017, 1:42pm

I like it. I'd like to know that they aren't going to skimp on the lume. I actually am considering picking one up but will wait to decide after the honeymoon with the Seiko BGE is over.
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Postby iwasbanned » December 28th 2017, 1:56pm

Would be nice to get some unfiltered pictures of the blue
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » December 28th 2017, 2:20pm

And when you're done with that BGE I have a great second home for it. My JLC AD has promised me something with my name on it in February but I do have the pre-order on this and the blue enamel Presage for January.
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Postby koimaster » December 28th 2017, 7:03pm

tiktok wrote:Next time you are in NY Alain you are quite welcome to borrow mine. I like both colorways though.


Thank you for the offer. Perhaps next summer i will be there again. I like the imperial and this one is catching my attention as well. At 38mm it may or may not be too small but we will see.
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby biglove » December 28th 2017, 8:29pm

Interesting take on the style but I am partial to the initial Celadon design.

Not quite sure this looks finished. Is it a work in progress?
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Postby tiktok » December 28th 2017, 10:55pm

With thinness of indices and hands I don't foresee glow sticks.
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby conjurer » December 29th 2017, 12:11am

A very pretty watch, and such as it is, more interesting than most of the divers we see normally. Not my thing at all, but I can respect it.
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Postby tiktok » December 30th 2017, 2:51pm

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Postby AlbertaTime » January 14th 2018, 2:37pm

Ben popped another couple of photos, and I recalled some requests for unfiltered photos...

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Postby foghorn » January 14th 2018, 2:42pm

Dive Watch?
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Postby Thunder1 » January 14th 2018, 2:50pm

AlbertaTime wrote:Ben popped another couple of photos, and I recalled some requests for unfiltered photos...

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Another looker!!..
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » January 14th 2018, 3:13pm

I hope he uses AR coaching, that was my one issue with the Imperial.
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Postby 3Flushes » January 14th 2018, 6:10pm

tiktok wrote:I hope he uses AR coaching, that was my one issue with the Imperial.

The pre-order page at Koi's link (the most detailed) doesn't specify anything about the glass. From the pics here and on their page, the crystal doesn't look coated to me.
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » January 14th 2018, 6:22pm

Yes, i had my crystal replaced on the Celadon Imperial.
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 14th 2018, 8:30pm

tiktok wrote:I hope he uses AR coaching, that was my one issue with the Imperial.


Did you mention that to Ben?
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby artman » January 14th 2018, 9:03pm

The blue dial is gorgeous with that leather strap. And the engraving on the case back is very cool. Is that really a "dive watch" though?
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Postby tiktok » January 14th 2018, 9:20pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
tiktok wrote:I hope he uses AR coaching, that was my one issue with the Imperial.


Did you mention that to Ben?


Yes, I did mention it.
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 14th 2018, 9:26pm

artman wrote:The blue dial is gorgeous with that leather strap. And the engraving on the case back is very cool. Is that really a "dive watch" though?


"Dive capable" might be a better term. On the website,Ben calls it a "sporting watch," and that makes sense, given that the watch bears the name of a historically famous Han military officer/general and Ben's original concept, as I understood it, was as a "warrior's watch," something quite different from the dressier Imperial or his others.

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Postby AlbertaTime » January 14th 2018, 9:28pm

tiktok wrote:Yes, I did mention it.


Good. I'll mention it, too. My preference is for a good interior AR coat.
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Re: Maison Celadon's New Dive Watch

Postby tiktok » January 14th 2018, 9:40pm

That's what I did, not so cheap after the fact.
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