Met John P. the second time at Baselworld and I met a very happy guy over there, must have been influenced by the incoming order
Some pics will be similar to pics our member dhs has already posted here, some will be an addition ( I hope).
BATHYS Ladies watch with moonphase indication:
The Lava watch:
John´s Benthic Auto with new strap (he mentioned that some new strap will be added to the collection):
The new "Titanium Quartz Benthic":
John will launch a 47mm Big-Date-Titanium-Quartz Benthic.
Case prototype pics:
The sapphire crystal will we 3.8 mm thick
Movement will be the Ronda 519 Big Date quartz movement as shown here (don´t look at the case, just look at the movement):
Another project in the pipeline: An automatic BATHYS with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification):
The idea beyond:
John got the idea to give his customers something special, a watch with incased RFID.
As you all know RFID devices have been used for years to identify dogs and cats, for a means of permanent identification. Dog owners had long used tattoos, permanent ink markings, typically on the ears. However, these can fade with age and it may be difficult to get the animal to sit still while you examine him for markings.
Many musical instruments are stolen every year. For example, custom-built or vintage guitars are worth as much as $50,000 each. Snagg, a California company specializing in RFID microchips for instruments, has embedded tiny chips in 30,000 Fender guitars already. The database of RFID chip IDs is made available to law enforcement officials, dealers, repair shops and luthiers.
You may also store the "hi(story)" of the watch, some helpful informations of the owner (blood group, birthday, allergies, diabetic dates or whatever. John is open to suggestions.
The glass back you see in the pic is a provisionally one. John´s idea is to (laser-)engrave the theme you all know from the stainless steel back of the 100Fathoms (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Hawaii).
Wist you luck with your projcts John. Aloah !