A little poll : First generation or Boutique exclusive ?

Nov 24, 2019,19:05 PM

Both are stunning Chronographs but I wonder which one you like most.

Left = first generation ref 401.026
Right = boutique exclusive ref 414.026

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1st gen

 By: LS : November 24th, 2019-19:32
I like the contrast of the blue hands on the white dial

1st gen

 By: sham1 : November 24th, 2019-19:37
The blue hands make reading the time more legible.

Boutique edition but I’m biased. [nt]

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 24th, 2019-20:09

First generation

 By: Chromatic Fugue : November 24th, 2019-20:42
Both are gorgeous, but the silver-on-silver illegibility issue with the hour and minute hands would bother me a bit.

2nd edition is amazing in the metal

 By: Reuven Malter : November 24th, 2019-20:57
+ longer power reserve, which is imo very important.

I vote Boutique Edition [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : November 24th, 2019-21:20

First Generation for me

 By: Saxon : November 24th, 2019-22:02
as I love the blue hands. ...  

Tough call

 By: Jeff Menna : November 24th, 2019-22:48
Love them both, but I’d go for the original purely on dial aesthetics. I like the blue hands and contrasting sub dials which match the case.

8-3 so far [nt]

 By: Maltie : November 24th, 2019-22:56

From the looks the first gen

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 25th, 2019-00:10
Regarding the movement second gen. My pic would be the new black or rg. However, here I would go for the boutique version, only by a tiny margin.

New Boutique for me pls

 By: ik2000 : November 25th, 2019-00:13
I have a lust for this watch!

Not easy

 By: Jurry : November 25th, 2019-00:18
I can understand your predicament as it’s not an easy choice. Appealing (to me) of the boutique version are the upgraded movement and the color of the sub-dials (less yet still sufficiently different from the main dial whilst in the 1st gen the sub-dials ... 

For me the newer boutique version.

 By: jlux : November 25th, 2019-01:03
I was never a fan of the 1st gen.

The BTQ with a tiny margin for me

 By: Langepedia : November 25th, 2019-01:35
I love the first gen 1815 rather smaller, contrasting sub-dials and sharper transition between surfaces; yet, the btq is more subtle and wins over for 60 hours of reserve for me. Whichever, there is no wrong choice here. Both are splendid pieces.


 By: ninolitaliano : November 25th, 2019-01:58
première génération Wg pour vous et cadran noir rose pour votre dame credit Deniz credit Deniz ...  

Très joli, C. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 25th, 2019-02:08

Splendid shots!

 By: Langepedia : November 25th, 2019-03:29
I want the pink gold for myself though


 By: Robert65 : December 10th, 2019-15:49
whether it be the 403.031 or the 401.031, I get all warm inside when I see those colors! And that rose gold deployant buckle??? You're cruel!

Love both...

 By: serg70 : December 13th, 2019-06:37
Boutique edition seems to be better aesthetically, but has less readability IMHO. But still would prefer BE. WBR Serge

Power reserve...

 By: Chromatic Fugue : November 25th, 2019-04:28
I voted above for the first gen, which I own in a very different color combination (RG with black dial). A number of the comments make reference to the superior power reserve of the second gen. I understand why that might be important for watches with non... 

I agree

 By: Maltie : November 25th, 2019-05:23
Power reserve is not that important for a time only watch as I also wind my watches in this case everyday.

11-10 so far [nt]

 By: Maltie : November 25th, 2019-05:22

1st Gen. [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : November 25th, 2019-06:03

First gen. [nt]

 By: tactictac : November 25th, 2019-06:05

1st gen anytime any day :) [nt]

 By: Watcholic_id : November 25th, 2019-06:04


 By: Gelato Monster : November 25th, 2019-06:20
the white hand make it uniquely sterile

First gen

 By: Thomahof : November 25th, 2019-07:02
The blued steel is fantastic on this watch. I don't understand why they don't release a new version with black text and blued hands... I will be first in line! Thomas

I am next in line [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : November 25th, 2019-16:08

Yet another vote for the 1st Gen.

 By: Rhyzen : November 25th, 2019-07:06
The color combination seals the deal.

There is no wrong decision (especially when looking at the back of these two)

 By: gregnascimento : November 25th, 2019-07:25
I found the boutique edition a little difficult to read (especially in low light) so 1st generation would be my vote. Blue hands on the 1st generation seal the deal....

First Generation

 By: le_chef : November 25th, 2019-10:25
I remember long debates with a friend about the original Datograph vs. original 1815 Chronograph. I bought the 1815. Ever since I’ve looked at each new edition of the 1815 Chronograph and still prefer the original. I’ve had a number of good offers for it,... 

where can I go to read about your long debates Data vs 1815 Chron?

 By: Robert65 : December 10th, 2019-15:51
I'm THERE right now and would love to read about your journey

Verbal Conversations

 By: le_chef : December 13th, 2019-15:09
These conversations took place over countless helpings of pancakes, bacon, eggs and sausages. (Since named “The Cholesterol Interviews”) We both liked each other’s watches. It’s a personal choice and in the end mine went towards the simpler execution, low... 

Hard decision!!

 By: MTR : November 25th, 2019-11:54
I would prefer the 2nd generation for the improved movement. But my personal choice would be the black dialed one. Best Thomas

2nd gen for me .. [nt]

 By: partha : November 25th, 2019-18:39

Boutique edition

 By: Mr.Gatsby : November 29th, 2019-08:10
It has a Young and refreshing look. I love it


 By: cpbmd : December 14th, 2019-05:03
Tough decision but Boutique wins for me.

I like them both! [nt]

 By: Horo_Traveler : December 11th, 2019-22:38

1st Generation

 By: le_chef : December 13th, 2019-15:10
Blue steel hands do it for me.