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THIS IS FOR THE 'LORDS
Sunday, May 6th/2018, China time, starting at about 11:00AM.
Cast of characters (besides lucky me)
David Chang (shown here, with his wife, taken today):
David is the owner of and primary writer for Watchina, a Chinese news and media company that produces videos and news articles on high-end horology for the Chinese market. He's a widely recognized figure in horology circles around the world, a respected horological writer and, for a number of years now, he's been a Jury Member for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. He is also the Director of the Beijing Collectors' Association.
Mr. Shen is Editor and photographer for China's now-very-glossy "Beijing Collector" magazine, and a prominent and long-time member of the Beijing Collector's Association, specializing in Chinese cameras and watches, and...
Mr. Liu is the master engraver responsible for the engraving of Beijing Watch Factory's incredible Dragon Plays With Phoenix wristwatch, which you might recall from these photos, built under the technical direction of BWAF's movement designer Master Xu Yaonan.
We all met at the Xiong Enamel Museum of Art, which is the formal installation for display of enamel Master Xiong Songtao and his father's enamel masterpieces, including work created for, among others, Piaget, Cartier and Patek. The museum is in the just-outside-Beijing artist colony at Songzhuang (read about Songzhuang here).
That was followed by a great lunch at Mina's Restaurant (nearby, and also in Songzhuang).
After lunch, Mr. Liu, and then Mr. Shen and David, presented me with signed copies of magazines.
First, engraver Mr. Liu signed a 2008 issue of Beijing Collector that focused on the Dragon Plays With Phoenix...
...then David and Mr. Shen autographed a rare and early (2005) issue that focused on vintage Chinese watches and vintage Chinese cameras.
The magazines will make great displays at the AMCHPR.
Now...I did say this was a preview, and I have *lots* more (including watch-related) material from this shoot, but I did get a wrist-shot from Mr. Chang, Mr. Shen and Mr. Liu (my wrist ain't there...):
And "preview" means "more to come..."
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