Paul Picot Basel 2013

Paul Picot had a wide selection of new offerings at fantastic price points.  The brands quality never ceases to amaze everyone here at AZ Fine Time, and the new selections are no exception.  One of the favorite new collections be released by Paul Picot is their new Firshire Ronde MEGAROTOR series.

Paul Picot Megarotor

Paul Picot Megarotor

These new MEGAROTOR’s have this name for a reason…  The rotor is huge!  Not only that, but this new system Paul Picot has introduced is about 20% more efficient in winding then your common ETA.  While the base of the movement is a 2892, the decoration assembly and modifications are all done in house by Paul Picot.  The rotor itself is made of tungsten, which adds extra weight and allows for esay fluid movement of the oversized rotor.  The lineup will have 4 variations of movement… Continue reading

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Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

AZ Fine Time has a long history with Paul Picot.  We carried the brand for many years with great pride.  One of our best sellers back when we had originally carried the line was the Firshire series.  Mostly consisting of tounneau shaped watches, with great design and a very classic look, the original Firshire series was a huge success.  Going in an even more dressy type of style, one of their latest additions is the Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106 is sure to be just as popular.

Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

The 40mm stainless steel Firshire is (as in the name) extra flat.  At only 6mm thickness, it is hard to believe it is mechanical.  With a beautifully done high polish finish, the case deign is very elegant and sleek, working very well under the cuff.  The crown is fairly petit, but works great in its design and still is easy to function.

Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

The dial is a pure white and looks outstanding in person.  The dial itself is a white lacquer that makes its black and thin Roman numerals really pop off of the dial.  To fit along well with the numerals, the hands are also thin, but fairly long and very easy to read. The Firshire Extra Flat also has a sub second hand at 6 o’clock, that has a subtle guilloché pattern, giving it some extra detail.

Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

The movement utilized for this ultra thin dress piece is a manually wound Perseux 7001.  This movement is only 2.5mm thick, making for a perfect fit in the watch.  It has a rate of 21,600 bph and a power reserve of about 42 hours.  You can feel the quality in the very smooth winding of this manual caliber.  While the movement is hidden by an engrave able case back, it is still beautifully done to Paul Picots specs.

Paul Picot Firshire Extra Flat P3710.SG.1106

The price of this beauty is $2,160 MSRP.  For further questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.  Thanks for reading!

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Based in Le Noirmont, Switzerland is a boutique factory by the name of Paul Picot S.A.  The workers there pride themselves on thorough designs and high quality traditional watchmaking, while still managing to throw some innovation in the mix.  Today, we are introducing the Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

This Paul Picot is a very clean and colorful watch without being overbearing on the color.  It’s crisp silver dial along with blue applied numerals and indexes really pop and give the dial a nice depth.  I’m a big fan of blue indexes on white/silver dials.  To me, it is very eye catching.  The silver and blue on this watch is definitely attractive, but what really draws the attention to this timepiece is the multicolored day of the week wheel.  The day wheel utilizes the 7 colors of the Rainbow, each color representing a different day of the week.  While it’s not a tremendous complication, it is still very cool and adds tons of character to the timepiece.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

The fit and finish is very nicely done using brushed finish on the case sides, with a high polish on the bezel and the edges of the case, making for a great little detail.  The 40mm case is not large, but wears larger than you’d think due to the slim bezel.  The case back is closed and has a nice amount of space for engraving.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

The strap is a very high quality Louisiana Gator and is almost a grayish-blue color.  This piece could easily work well with a suit, or more casual, matching very well to jeans.  I don’t think it is necessary to match my watch to my clothes, but this one (even though rich in color) still works with just about anything.  The strap is topped off with a custom Paul Picot tang buckle.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

The Swiss automatic movement is most likely an ETA 2834-2, a 3 hand with date and big day feature, modified in Paul Picot’s factory.  Unfortunately, Paul Picot does not list the specific movement used, but this would be my 1st guess.  Judging by other movements I have seen from Paul Picot, the quality and finish will be superb.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

AZ Fine Time is one of very few, if not the only current authorized dealer for Paul Picot in the US.  We actually used to carry the brand a few years back, but there was a lack of distribution that prevented us from carrying them.  Now, with a solid distribution, the brand is back in full force and we are very excited to have them, once again.  From our previous years of experience, we know Paul Picot makes very high quality timepieces, at reasonable prices.  Retail on the Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG is $2640.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

Paul Picot Gentleman Classic 40mm P2052.SG

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Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

AZ Fine Time has a long history with the brand Paul Picot.  In fact, we actually started carrying them well over 13 years ago.  Originally, the brand was brought in while AZ Fine Time, was still know only as Cigar King and was based in the North side of Chicago.  The owner of the store, Mitchel, was infatuated with unique Swiss watch brands and had a roster of lines that, while not well know back then, have become very popular today.

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Once Mitchel had left the store in Chicago to open his store out here in AZ, Paul Picot became one of our hottest brands.  The Firshire and the Plongeur were in constant rotation at our new found location.  Unfortunately, about 5 years ago, the brands US distribution was no longer in existence, and it became near impossible to attain these pieces in the US.  This year, after a visit to the JCK watch and jewelry show, we stumbled onto the brand again completely by coincidence.  We are proud to say that after a long time, AZ Fine Time is proud to be a dealer, once again, for Paul Picot.

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

There are many great pieces that this brand has to offer.  One that caught our eye the most was the newer variation C-Types, called the Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph.    A newer piece from Paul Picot, the Yachtman 3 Chrono is a beautifully done 200m diver, with some great color options.  The 1st 2 we have received are the black and blue, and the blue and yellow.

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

The watch cases are gorgeously finished .  The case is a high, near mirror, finish that really sparkles.  They have also engraved the word “Yachtman” on the side of the case, just in case you forget which model you have.  The bezel is also highly polished on the sides and has a gear like shape to it.  This makes for an easy grip on the uni-directional rotating bezel.  There is also sapphire crystal protecting the front side of the bezel, allowing the cool color combinations to be seen from underneath.  This way, you cannot scratch bezel as it protrudes out furthest off of your wrist.

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

The dial on these pieces are awesome.  There is a wave pattern on the highly polished black or blue dial.  It gives the watch a neat detail that definitely catches the eye.  The contrast rings around the chrono sub-dials are also a very nice touch.  With yellow rings on the blue dial and blue rings on the black dial, it makes it very easy to distinguish the chrono hours/minutes from the actual seconds counter which has no ring around it at all.  The movement is a PP1600 which is a base Valjoux 7750.  While you can find a 7750 in many fine Swiss watches, Paul Picot decorates and modifies their movements to the highest degree.

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronograph

The Paul Picot C-Type Yachtman 3 Chronographs both retail at $4680 and come with both rubber strap and stainless steel bracelet.  AZ Fine Time is one of the few authorized dealers for this brand in the US and is happy to help with any questions anyone may have.

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