We traveled up to Pacific Palisades Thursday to the Riviera Country Club, where WatchTime and Jeff Kingston were putting on their "Inside Basel" show. Prior to the dinner and slide show narrated by Jeff, several big brands and Peter showed their wares to eager watch collectors. Peter was sharing a table with MB&F, with whom he collaborated with on their Horological Machine #1, their impressive tourbillon. As one of the "Friends", Peter gained additional notoriety within the watch collecting community. This is really often the way with Independents, who don't have the money to pay magazines and the such for heavy doses of advertising in their glossy pages.
Janna and Steve H (MB&F) setting up:
Janna poses next to the banner showing Peter's new Piccadilly Marin 1 sporting the SM2 newly developed caliber.
Tim waiting for the eager collectors to come pouring in to view the latest collections:
The new PSM stand:
The three musketeers, Tim, Janna & Peter:
All in all a great event, where we met many new fans of Peter's work and saw several old friends.
Jeff Kingston did a great job as always with his talk and photos of all the new pieces from the Basel & Geneva shows.
Many thanks to the WatchTime team for all their brilliant organizational efforts co-ordinating the event. For collectors, this is a rare opportunity to view & handle these new offerings of the big brands that they wouldn't normally get the chance to, even if one attends Basel in a non professional capacity.