Sometimes I have good days visiting independent watchmakers and sometimes I have GOOD days.
A recent invitation to visit Thomas Prescher just before Basel had the following bait - not that any was needed - of 'You will be the first to see our complete collection.' Well I saw the complete collection plus a few extras that Thomas found in the back of the safe.
It certainly was a very GOOD day.
A thorough article with lots of photos will follow as soon as time allows; however, I want to share a just little of Thomas Prescher's watchmaking magic with you now.
The Samurai, who is matched very nicely with an onyxed dialed Geischa if you wanted a couple.
The richly engraved back of The Samurai.
The double-axle tourbillon, the second in a set of three watches also comprising a single-axle flying tourbillon and a triple-axle flying tourbillon.
The utterly mesmerizing triple-axle flying tourbillon.
This simple and clean looking early pocket watch was one of my favourites; the double-axle tourbillon was just a bonus.