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Many thanks for reading and I love the comments! it is a very good point that I should include the prices in the review. I will add the price info to the review right now! Thanks a lot for the reminder and I really appreciate it.
CW decided early on that they will not charge any watch more than 3x the markup from their costs. That is why their prices have been always very reasonable. Best regards.
Thanks and that special edition does look fantastic. I would love to see it in person one day.
I just wrote this as a fan of the brand and I don't get any compensation. This is just a hobby for me. They don't really need articles like mine. With a small production volume, 160-200 a year, they don't have any problems selling these pieces.
Regarding the avant guard comment, I was referring to the technology used in creating the dual-tone effect. I didn't want to copy their technical descriptions to my article. I should explain this better. In any case, here are some paragraphs I copied from their website to illustrate my point:
"DIAL: BLACK MICROLIGHT – CHAPTER RING WITH ROMAN NUMERALS IN GOLD"
"TWO TONED TITANIUM SANDBLASTED HANDS"
"POLISHED BLACK ZIRCONIUM, WITH MIDDLE MICROLIGHT"
"SHORT FLOATING LUGS IN BLACK BRUSHED ZIRCONIUM WITH YELLOW TITANIUM"
"BACK: OPEN IN POLISHED BLACK ZIRCONIUM
TINTED SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL (HARDNESS OF 1800 VICKERS) WITH DOUBLE ANTIREFLECTIVE
Basically, a lot of efforts were devoted to make the black and gold color look nice and special, on the dial and the movement.
Congratulations again on the acquisition! I heard very recently that Cartier will start a program soon to offer grille (cage) for Pasha pieces sold in the past without a grille. There will be a cost of course. Cartier will publish a list of models that are included in this program and the cost for adding the cage for each model. My guess is that your watch will be included for "upgrading" with a grille :). I will let you know if I hear any more information. Cheers!
I saw their Octo Roma line includes models with date. Here is the link: https://www.bulgari.com/en-us/watches/mens/octo-roma-watch-blue-102856
There are no stains or dirt that I can see on my piece. My main complaint of the OF GMT/chrono model is that the GMT button on the left side could be pushed by accident during normal wear. Take care.
Thanks for reading and sharing your stunning pictures of Grand Mori! It is looking really good and special on your wrist. Mr. Hajime definitely loves green, as he has created quite a few watches in green dials, the original Mori, your Mori, and the triple calendar I. Cheers!
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