Twenty Fifty
Feb 2, 2019 5:03 AM
I thought the King and God watches were different, but apparently Greg Gutierrez says they are the same. I also didn’t realize that it featured a ETA/Valjoux 7750 until now. According to Greg:

“It’s really cool. Hans and I worked closely on that watch. I had 3 prototypes of it built in Switzerland. “

The pic of the King’s rotor from Greg:

Michael Elfstrom
Feb 2, 2019 9:43 AM
Any pics of the concept?
Twenty Fifty
Feb 2, 2019 5:04 PM
Not yet, unfortunately. Not many outside the design group have seen it and even less have pics. Hopefully one day we’ll get to see it.
Ben Cahoon
Feb 2, 2019 10:09 PM
He posted a short video of the mock face today
Twenty Fifty
Feb 2, 2019 10:15 PM
Yep, the sub-dial and day-date layout is very much ETA 7750:

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Damien Smith
Feb 4, 2019 4:26 AM
Interesting looking watch. I could imagine the price if it was made.
OB session
Feb 4, 2019 9:04 AM
would have cost five figures
Dann Thombs
Feb 4, 2019 4:09 PM
A forum posts resulting from information gathered at Red Day in 2013

One of the reasons The God watch is so expensive (over 90k from what I was told) is that each individual link is different. There were multiple parts to each and its really a puzzle to put together just the band of the watch. I dont know much about the internal workings but as time goes by I hear a little piece here and there. -FearGearGarage

Looks like $92,000 was the official number. I recall Jim stating that he provided the specs and said spare no expense. He was a little surprised at the cost, but said it wouldn't have stopped him from making it even if he knew prior.

I also remember seeing pieces of it in R&D back in 2005 before that room really got locked down. I'm surprised I even got walkthrough.
Twenty Fifty
Feb 4, 2019 4:16 PM
My understanding is that number was the development cost for the pieces built in Switzerland.
OB session
Feb 4, 2019 11:09 PM
Much much lower than $92k.

The bigger question is. Who has one...besides Jim.
Feb 5, 2019 4:29 AM
The bigger question is. Who has one...besides Jim. - obsession

It's like you read my mind.
Kenny "HED" Wu
Dec 19, 2019 7:36 PM
Jim just posted this:

fabrice d
Dec 19, 2019 9:57 PM

Old pict see in the house of one reps in France
Twenty Fifty
Dec 20, 2019 3:37 PM
About 10 years back, JJ posted a pic of a Detonator-like watch with a metal band on one of his websites. Does anyone have a copy of that picture? I'm not sure if that pic is the same as the one from the recent FB post, but I find it interesting that we saw the KING a long time ago and just didn't realize it.
Dann Thombs
Dec 20, 2019 9:48 PM
Wonder if it's on the way back machine for jannard.com
Kenny "HED" Wu
Dec 21, 2019 3:18 AM
Looks like Jim is feeling nostalgic these past few days...

Twenty Fifty
Dec 21, 2019 4:09 AM
Nonsensical and random rumour starting time: JJ is starting his own watch brand and calling it Montre Rouge. Pass it along.
Eddy C
Dec 21, 2019 2:45 PM
RED Watch?
Twenty Fifty
Dec 22, 2019 1:31 AM
Greg has kindly graced us with more pics of the King:

Dec 22, 2019 10:45 PM
That is a cool watch. Several elements from many other watches of that time present. Wonder why they didn't make a run of that.
Twenty Fifty
Dec 23, 2019 2:05 AM
It was just too expensive to make, even a small run. $15k+ MSRP is quite a bit of change back in the mid-2000s. I don't think anyone would've been interested in paying that much money back before the O-Review existed.
Dann Thombs
Dec 23, 2019 2:04 PM
My bad. Should have gotten in the ball.
Dec 23, 2019 2:23 PM
My bad. Should have gotten in the ball. - Dann


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