Wednesday, 30 January 2013

At Basel, 2010..I loved THIS original and "expensive" ARTYA wristwatch cheeky look at high end watch snobs

People who pay crazy money for watches which are often LESSER or worse than THIS original FIRST piece made by Yvann Arpa.
That said, I was VERY happy that over 3,000 europeans, with their often parody on the bougeous and silly...poked fun at them...paid $5,000 sgd for various editions of this watch.

Now after 2 years, and much wear...I have grown to see more and more of the humour behind making Artya.

Not all will agree.

But I would say that paying $800,000 sgd for a Vacheron Repeater is more silly...than buying this watch.

At least the Artya is intentionally poking fun at Vacheron and many silly priced under designed and boastful watches.

Cheers to a sense of humour...and to making fun of folks who show off...I am equally guilty.

Watchmaking has evolved into art.

Artya is often a Damien, Miro or Warhol.
Not all of their works are beautiful...but they have some form of intent and purpose.

I am very very happy to see this.

But first...some eye releif!!!
I love great swimwear!!!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

For a look at CAR OWNERSHIP in Singapore versus watches..

The few reasons to own a car is status.

Besides all the usual others.
A Richard Mille is a status symbol.
An MB&F is another.

In my tiny island home, these things are the same prices.
So after 10 to 13 yeras of owning these...


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Youth, the SONY RX1 depth of field in full f2.0

A gathering of classmates..all of us..born 1958!!!
Can you imagine?
And the last picture, the guy with white hair, is younger than the guy with black.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The one of 10 gold MB&F 4 will NOT regret it.

At this price level, I was not able to stomach any non precious metal.
What the is MUCH MORE of a watch and MUCH MUCH MORE of precious art than before.
Good fortune, I believe is for all the 10 owners!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Toyota MRS we owned in 2002

I loved this car.
Drove it, and was the first person in Singapore to ask Borneo Motors to bring in the 1st version of the Toyota MR2 T bar when it was launched in the 1980s.

This I owned for 10 years.
The T bar MR2.

The MRS I crashed falling asleep at the wheel in 2003.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

My first week of 2013 "firsts"

The realisation of having built an aquarium of almost permanently fascinating personal objects...a wordless record of my life.