Longines Replica Watches from different angles gives you a glance
Longines Replica Watches Last year in Basel, during the BaselWorld 2009 show, I was introduced to Jean Dunand by my friend Frank (Monochrome), Suryia Hill (Sparkle) and Ian Skellern. Truth to be told, I had not taken the time to read about Jean Dunand time pieces and boy did I regret that. Luckily, Thierry Oulevay (owner of Jean Dunand Pieces Uniques) had enough patience to explain about Jean Dunand and his exceptional time pieces. The Tourbillon Orbital he showed me was a master piece that was simply stunning. I covered the Tourbillon Orbital Confucius in an article last year (click here) on FW.Photo courtesy of Jean Dunand. Standing is Thierry Oulevay, sitting behind his desk is Christophe Claret.This year, Suryia Hill arranged another meeting with Thierry Oulevay of Jean Dunand to show us something even more mind boggling, a time piece called the Palace. Now, before I am going to write about the Palace, I think it is useful to understand the brands name, Jean Dunand.Longines Replica Watches Both founders of Jean Dunand, Christophe Claret and Thierry Oulevay have a fascination for the Art Deco style. Jean Dunand is the name of a Swiss lacquer and even considered to be the greatest lacquer artists of the Art Deco period. Jean Dunand lived from 1877 till 1942 and during this period (1880-1930) he was witness of electricity, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, sky scrapers, the wrist watch and of course the construction of the Eiffel Tower. Choosing Jean Dunands name for their brand is an homage to one of the greatest craftsman of the Art Deco movement.Art Deco is characterized by streamlined and geometric shapes. It also utilized modern materials like chrome, stainless steel, and inlaid wood. The Palace time piece makes you relive the period in that very period in which Jean Dunand worked and lived his life. I have never seen a time piece before, reflecting a certain story or era so intensively as The Palace does. Looking at the watch from different angles gives you a glance on the inner workings of this watch (made possible due to sapphire windows), crafted and finished with the highest level of detail possible on such a (relatively) small creation. You will see miniature architectural structures and discover elements from the aforementioned Eiffel Tower, details of gear trains from Charlie Chaplins Modern Times and even two oval miniature race tracks, based on the legendary Milwaukee Mile racing circuit. I am very convinced that every time the owner of this time piece will admire his Pieces Unique, he will discover something new about Longines Replica Watches.