Frankly, lot no. 8 is somewhat gaudy. However, I do really feel a way of respect for the design itself. It appears balanced in a means that gem-set watches usually do not. Whereas each single element of the watch is busy by definition, my guess is that it is also busy by design. It is opulent and fantastical – in spite of everything, it was made for the Sultan of Brunei – however the angles and contours and embellishment are all by some means in excellent concord. Like MC Escher’s artwork or Martin Margiela’s deconstruction within the Nineties, there’s quite a bit occurring, however staring on the watch does not make you go cross-eyed. In reality, it attracts you in, begging for each little element to be observed and studied. It is three-dimensional and sculptural and type of bonkers.