This Moda-Horlogerie style Omega Seamaster painting was commissioned by Nick.
Nick wished to be identified only by his first name. This is what he had to say about his Omega Seamaster.
'My first foray into horology began when I was given a high-end Hublot counterfeit timepiece as a gift in college (gasp) and was told that even discerning individuals would not be able to tell the difference.
As a curious person, this immediately caused me to wonder 'well, then what is the difference?'
This led to me various watch blogs and over time I came to appreciate what an art-form horology is and that in reality, any discerning person would immediately be able to tell the difference between a counterfeit and a legitimate timepiece if, save other tells, they were to look at the movement.
I became fascinated with watch movements as I began to view horology as one of the last bastions of hand-crafted machinery that practically speaking, cannot be bested by fully automated production lines, nor should it be.
As I continued to develop an appreciation for high-end watch movements I came across the Omega 8500 movement, which was built from the ground up around George Daniel's co-axial escapement.
I began to fall in love with the intrinsic value of the fully in-house, utilitarian movement that in my mind, was an example of the culmination of hundreds of years of human innovation.
After lusting after this watch for some time but never being able to afford it, I resolved to one day purchase it when I had "made it" in my respective industry. This day came much sooner than I had expected, and I wear the watch to remind myself to set goals, achieve them, and then to continue setting new ones.
The clock keeps ticking, if you will.'
The Moda-Horlogerie style paintings are my favorite. There is more artistry in creating a scene and story than simply capturing the architecture of a watch. A watch, in my estimation is meant for its utility and everything else about it is developed to tell a story.
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