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More than €2 million worth of watches at Morgan VS!

The tone is set from the very beginning: “This show is a world first”, precises Frank sans C. And for good reason: never before had the watches selected for this show on the Morgan VS Youtube channel been reunited.

By Nicolas Yvon

When Frank (channel Frank sans C) forewarns them, Morgan (channel Morgan VS) and Romain (channel Romain Lanery) seem as sceptical as interested. Romain, a watch aficionado, knows the true price of high-end watches, but for Morgan it is simply in-cre-di-ble!

From left to right: Morgan, Frank and Romain, sympathetic trio in an exceptional watchmaking show on the Youtube channel Morgan VS.

The show begins with the presentation of inexpensive quartz models. Which leads the two hosts to introduce « le Dénicheur », an intuitive and useful price comparator website. From the beginning, Frank sans C whets their curiosity: “This 10-euro quartz watch is more precise than a mechanical watch worth €100 00 !”. Promising A well-deserved tribute is then paid to Nicolas Hayek, creator of the Swatch watches, who has saved many Swiss watchmaking houses thanks to the planetary success of his small plastic watch (read the Swatch history).

Frank soon explains that, by definition, a quartz watch is always more precise than a mechanical one. It is not a matter of price, but of mechanical construction. Something to know: the quartz watch nearly killed the mechanical watch in the 1970s. Which is when Rolex launched its OysterQuartz!

Heading to the Ô Chateau Wine Bar…
We change décor for the watch presentation. The quartz watches are aligned, and the stunning box set from Maison Dubail in Paris comprising twelve mechanical watches beg to be opened. But beforehand, Nicolas – the boss of the Ô Chateau wine bar hosting the show – opens a bottle of Swiss red wine! After the food/wine marriage, Morgan invents the watch/wine marriage. Take one, action…

You will find below all the technical information and prices of the 12 watches presented in the Morgan VS video.
Total price of the set: €2,163,350! And the most expensive is the Airbus watch, property of Richard Mille, lent for the occasion by the great creator of the house. Thank you, Richard!

Oris Big Crown Bronze Pointer Date – 1 900 € 

The most famous of Oris watches dresses up in bronze.

The emblematic pilot watch from Oris dresses up in bronze and flaunts a beautiful brown dial where stands the famous date centre hand (pointer date) conceived in 1938 for the first Big Crown.

Diameter: 40 mm, fluted bezel, screw-in large crown (Big Crown), domed sapphire glass, luminous indices and hands, pointer date hand (red-tipped), see-through case-back, automatic calibre, leather strap, Water-resistant to 50 m.

Oris Carl Brashear Limited Edition – NATO strap – €3 300 (rated)

Presented on with a navy NATO strap on the show, the Oris Carl Brashear is a limited to 2000 pieces edition sought after by collectors.

Tribute to the U.S. Navy’s first African American master diver, the bronze Oris Carl Brashear chronograph, launched in 2018, is a sought-after piece.

Limited edition: 2000 pieces, Diameter: 43 mm, unidirectional rotating bezel with luminescent markers, screw-in crown, case-back with special engravings, blue dial, Superluminova light old radium indices and hands, automatic movement, dark brown leather strap.

Pasha de Cartier 41 mm steel, €6 750

Rebirth of an icon: the Pasha de Cartier

Star of the 1980s, the Pasha makes its great comeback in 2020. It has lost nothing of its aesthetic originality and profited from the last innovations of the Cartier manufacture.
Steel case, Diameter: 41 mm, crown cap and crown set with sapphire, small engraving space hidden on the case, anti-magnetic protection, flinqué dial, blued steel hands, sapphire glass back, automatic calibre 1847 MC, steel bracelet with “SmartLink” adjustment system, second dark grey alligator-skin strap, both are fitted with the “QuickSwitch” interchangeable system. Water-resistant to 100 m.
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Pasha de Cartier 35 mm, rose gold, €14 300

Smaller and more feminine, the rose gold 35 mm Pasha de Cartier

The Pasha de Cartier 2020 keeps an original style faithful to the emblematic piece of the 1980s, nevertheless including great technical and mechanical evolutions.
Rose gold case, Diameter: 35 mm, crown cap and crown set with sapphire, small engraving space hidden on the case, anti-magnetic protection, flinqué dial, blued steel hands, sapphire glass back, automatic calibre 1847 MC, two interchangeable alligator-skin straps with “QuickSwitch”, grey and navy. Water-resistant to 100 m.
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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – €12 400

The most famous and sought-after of all Rolex: the steel Cosmograph Daytona.

Iron-clad reliability and solidity, the Cosmograph Daytona, or “Dayto” for the aficionados, is a true icon. This chronograph also owes its celebrity and legend to the actor – and race car driver – Paul Newman, who made it his favourite watch.
Oyster case in Oystersteel, Diameter: 40 mm, Cerachom bezel in black ceramic with tachymetric scale, Screw-down crown, pushers and back, White dial with black circled counters, Chromalight hour markers and hands, automatic Rolex Movement, Superlative Chronometer certification, Oystersteel bracelet, Water-resistant to 100 m.
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Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic – €28 800

Thinness record for this Piaget Ultimate from the Altiplano collection.

Staple of the extra-thin world, the Piaget manufacture conceives ultra-thin watches since 1957. The emblematic Altiplano boasts a revolutionary design with its Ultimate Automatic version in which the various components are directly affixed on the case-back and the rotor is peripheral.
Rose gold case, Diameter: 41 mm, Thickness: 4,3 mm, Off-centre dial, off-centre hours and minutes display, 22K gold rotor coated with black PVD, alligator-skin black strap, Water-resistant to 20 m.
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IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar double moon display – €38 700

The Perpetual Calendar double moon phase from the IWC manufacture is one of the most renowned in fine Swiss watchmaking.

At IWC, the perpetual calendar is a signature complication mastered by the Manufacture, which she highlights on this elegant Portugieser watch.
Gold case, Diameter: 44,2 mm, Sapphire glass back, Slate-coloured dial, Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits, Perpetual moon phase for the northern and southern hemisphere (one divergence in 577,5 years), Power reserve display (7 days), Automatic movement with Pellaton winding, black alligator leather strap from the Italian house Santoni, Water-resistant to 30 m.

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone – €49 600

A. Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 TIME ZONE, a true mechanical wonder.

The German manufacture A. Lange & Söhne demonstrates its talent through high-end watchmaking pieces that, like the Lange 1 Time Zone with a second time zone function, are loved by great collectors.
Rose gold case, Diameter 41,9 mm, Solid silver dial, Gold indices and hands, Large time circle for hours, minutes and small second, Smaller time circle for a second time zone hours and minutes with a switchable city ring (button at 8 o’clock), Big date (button at 10 o’clock), Power reserve indicator (72 hours), Sapphire crystal case-back, Hand-wound calibre, Brown alligator leather strap, Water-resistant to 30 m.

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle PC Skeleton – €148 000

A beautiful skeletonized work by Vacheron Constantin.

With its Traditionnelle collection, the Vacheron Constantin manufacture perpetuates the savoir-faire of Genevan fine watchmaking with mastery.
Rose gold case, Diameter: 39 mm, Sapphire glass, Skeletonized automatic perpetual calendar movement (no service needed before 2100) with hand-type date, days and months, 48-month counter with leap year indication, Moon phase, Sapphire case-back, Hallmark of Geneva certification, Mississipensis dark brown alligator bracelet, Water-resistant to 30 m.

Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle Flyback Chronograph – €170 000

Romain Lanery’s choice? Richard Mille Flyback Chronograph is entirely conceived by the manufacture.

This unusual instrument houses the first automatic chronograph movement entirely conceived in the Richard Mille manufacture’s workshops.
Red gold barrel-shaped case, Dimensions: 38,40 x 47,34 mm, Crown with rubber ring, Red gold and black ceramic pushers, 24-hour counter and 60-minute chrono, Luminescent hands, markers and index, Sapphire glass back, In-house Calibre CRMC1: skeleton automatic chronograph movement with flyback function, Rubber bracelet, Water-resistant to 30 m.
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Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon – €573 600

Morgan’s favourite watch! A mechanical show on the wrist.

Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey reinvent traditional high-end watchmaking to create uncommon, extraordinary instruments, like this tilted tourbillon with GMT function flaunting a rotating globe.
Red gold case, Diameter: 43,5 mm, Sapphire glass, GMT pusher, Gold multi-levels, 25° tilted Tourbillon, 24-second rotation, 12-hour counter for the second time zone (red triangle hand), Power reserve display (72 hours), Asymmetric domed sapphire glass back, Hand-wound calibre with 24 cities-scale (UTC and Summer Time), Engraved gold sun, Black alligator leather strap, Water-resistant to 30 m.
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Richard Mille RM-50-02 ACJ – €1 116 000

Richard Mille’s lent his own personal RM ACJ watch for the show.

Conceived in collaboration with Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), the very avant-garde RM50-02 model from Richard Mille is a tourbillon chronograph which plane’s window shape was inspired from the constructor’s private luxury jets.
Limited edition: 30 pieces, Case in a titanium-aluminide alloy, White ATZ ceramic bezel, Sapphire glass, Luminescent hands and indices, Skeletonized hand-wound tourbillon movement, Split-seconds chronograph with running seconds, 60-minute totaliser, Power-reserve (70 hours), torque and function indicators, Rubber strap, Water-resistant to 50 m.
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