Removing the layers
Following a recent extended period of acquaintance, Angus Davies provides an in-depth ‘hands-on’ review of the Hublot Classic Fusion Aeromoon. This watch is equipped with a self-winding movement and a skeletonised dial. Harrods, the prestigious retailer in Knightsbridge, is showcasing Hublot this month with an extensive exhibition.
I am no stranger to the psychologist’s couch. I have discussed at length the experiences of my formative years whilst lying in repose, freely disclosing aspects of my behaviour. I am obsessive about certain objects and openly confess to suffering from OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
As a professional watch journalist, I perceive OCD as a benefit, proving useful when examining each element of a timepiece. I will spend much time scrutinising lugs, crowns, dials and clasps with a loupe in my hand.
Another trait I readily display is addiction. Thankfully, I am not tempted to excessively consume alcohol, nor have I ever been enticed to try drugs. Moreover, gambling has never appealed to me. However, when I hold a gorgeous timepiece in my hands, a necessary requirement in the pursuance of my profession, I frequently experience an inner turmoil. Beading appears on my furrowed brow as I wrestle with inner voices coaxing me to spend. I expend much effort trying to argue with id on why I shouldn’t acquire ‘just one more watch’. The prospect of securing a further timepiece often rears its beautiful head and I sometimes succumb to its seductive powers.
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