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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Skip, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Skip

    Skip TGT Addict

    Aug 26, 2008
    NW San Antonio
    Just ran across this one while surfing, if guns and watches are your thing:

    Not that this comes as a surprise to many people, but this watch is the first time anyone has combined a tourbillon movement with real bullets. Yes, Swiss Artya's founder Yvan Arpa has finally ventured into creating an unholy union of delicate watch making and destruction with the Son of a Gun Tourbillon timepiece. A large portion of aBlogtoWatch readers who prefer more conservative fare such as products from Patek Philippe or Rolex balk at the notion that we even cover brands like Artya. Yes, they've written us and commented on posts suggesting that these are perhaps not the most prudent items to recommend purchasing. We think they are missing the point on why we get excited about featuring timepieces of this ilk.
    The amount of people who will end up buying Artya's expensive, limited production products are small. These are mostly well-to-do collectors who have an eccentric take on life and are anything but novice watch lovers. After a lifetime of buying or seeing conservative timepieces, for many it can be incredibly refreshing to don something weird, wild, or just plain controversial. We feel that it is our role as a watch media destination not only to communicate with those niche buyers who populate our valued readership along with everyone else, but also to keep people informed of what is new and potentially discussion-worthy in the horological world. There are those of you who are strict "tool watch" types who would never consider something brazen and artsy such as this, and then there are the art collector types who are more interested in the look and story of a watch as opposed to what movement it contains or if the same features can be had for a lower price in a differently configured product. We celebrate the variety and oddity of the watch industry, we aren't here to claim that each item we write about is ideal for today's well-dressed gentleman. Well-dressed gentlemen have plenty to seek here and if we limited ourselves to "prudent buys" we'd probably end up being a much less interesting place to frequent.

    Here is the link for the full article:

    I think it is cool looking.

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"

  2. Skip

    Skip TGT Addict

    Aug 26, 2008
    NW San Antonio
    Sorry the pic didn't come out right, trying to copy and paste from another forum.

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"
  3. Ricklovesbacon

    Ricklovesbacon TGT Addict

    Feb 2, 2013
    That is a sweet watch. I love watching the mechanics of naked watches.
  4. 35Remington

    35Remington TGT Addict

    Dec 9, 2011
    Way out here

    Pretty neat. 155K Swiss francs though.
  5. txbikerman

    txbikerman TGT Addict

    Jul 10, 2013
    awesome looking , way out of my price though
  6. Jakashh

    Jakashh TGT Addict

    Jun 30, 2010
    Sugar Land

    I can't find the price it's listed for. Where is it?

    NEVERMIND found the second page.

    150K swiss francs = 168029.55 US Dollar
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  7. Utah

    Utah Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    For me, too hard to find the little hands to tell the time. Kind of my main reason for strapping a watch on me.
  8. Skip

    Skip TGT Addict

    Aug 26, 2008
    NW San Antonio
    Thanks for getting the pic up for me. I'm still having problems doing things on this tablet.

    "Character is doing the right thing even when no one is watching"

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