Montres Militaire Officier De Marine Bronze Timothy John Skull Limited Edition #10/39

$4,995.00

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Review From Master Horologer:

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to review a magnificent timepiece by Swiss watchmaker Montres-Militaire. The model in question was the impressive Officier de Marine, an affordable diver watch entirely constructed from bronze. It was the first watch I have featured made from this unique material and overall I found the experience highly stimulating. The MIL N°7104 Timothy John is an exciting new release from the company that is limited to only 39 pieces.

Normally I wouldn’t write two articles about a similar watch within such a short space of time. On this occasion I am delighted to make an exception because I feel this superb timepiece warrants it. Montres-Militaire has employed the exceptionally talented artist Timothy John to individually paint each of the 39 dials. This gives the watch a completely different dynamic and makes them even more exclusive.
 
Over the last few weeks I have communicated with Timothy John in preparation for writing this article. What I have discovered is that we have quite a few things in common. We are both artists, regular contributors to Luxurious Magazine and reside in South Australia. Timothy has been exhibiting professionally worldwide for 34 years. Amazingly he is self taught, which makes this achievement even more impressive. His extensive skillset ranges from sculpting and painting to printmaking. With a huge passion for watches it was easy for him to make the transition into the luxury goods industry. As well as his collaborations with Montres-Militaire he has worked with ArtyA, Arthur Oskar Stampfli Watches, Montegrappa and EDELBERG PENS of Switzerland.
 
The façade of the MIL N°7104 Timothy John has a gothic appearance. In contrast to the Officier De Marine (which has a plain dial), this limited version has a stylised painting of a skull. Timothy has painstakingly ensured that each dial is a different colour and texture. The result is an original timepiece designed specifically for the collector. Apart from the hour, minute and second hands there is no other detail to detract from the artwork. In my opinion that only enhances the beauty of the watch. It also works in balance with the unique patina of the solid bronze case. The MIL N°7104 Timothy John has a customized Sharkskin strap with a large size skull bronze buckle. 

Montres Militaire Officier de Marine Bronze Timothy John Skull Limited Edition 39 Pieces with 47mm Bronze with Swiss Automatic movement! Getting harder & harder to find and as of this listing, this is the ONLY one available anywhere on the internet! These don’t come up for sale very often! Those of you that Love Montres Militaire as much as I do, know how rare these pieces are…and how infrequently they come up for sale… The Timothy John Skull Dials are near IMPOSSIBLE to find!!

 

Extremely rare piece that you will find ONLY at THE SUTOR HOUSE!

BRAND: Montres Militaire

MODEL: Officier de Marine TIMOTHY JOHN LIMITED EDITION #10/39

MOVEMENT: Automatic – Swiss 

CASE: Bronze

CROWN: Push/Pull Crown

SIZE: 47mm

LUGS: 24mm

DIAL: INCREDIBLE Hand Painted Dial by Timothy John – Limited & Unique!!

BEZEL: rotating Diver

CONDITION: Pre-Owned – As-New!!

BOXES/PAPERS: Complete Montres Militare Woden Box Set – everything you see in the pictures!

WATER RESISTANCE: – 100m

STRAP/BRACELET: – 2 – Limited Edition MM Sharkskin strap with signed MM bronze Skull buckle & additional Brand New Corrigia Green Leather strap. 

 

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