Saturday, 7 July 2012
$6,000 usd watches that will raise eyebrows
The cross over from watch to jewelry to art is full of deep pits. But..in spite of a 50/50 split in like/dislike...the russians and the australian crowd has taken well to this totally and purposely roughly made watch, to poke fun at all of us who harp about "fine finish".
I am also supportive of it, because for ONCE...this maker, Artya, is NOT claiming how good his watch is, rather...he is making a distinct social statement about obsessive people who buy watches, and don't wear them for fear of a scratch.
They have old Omega/IWC/ETA movements.
They are rather water proof, I bought 3 and swam in the sea with all of them.
I travel with them.
I have no fear of scratches!
I had a gentleman buy one right off my wrist in Paris last year...for the same price that it is being sold for at one outlet in Paris, that sells art objects.
There are no single watch that will be the same.
Each is completely handmade, over a week or two.
And judging from the complete randomness of the finish and the humour...I believe it.
This is the ONLY brand that does not take itself seriously...visit their Artya website!
If you hate people who show off their expensive watches, and are almost always trying to tell others how rich they are...this will shut them up.
If you find a good looking piece, buy it.
It is total rubbish...but belongs in the Pompidou. It is still art...IMHO.