We all have our own opinions my friend...

Nov 09, 2022,21:55 PM

But as a fan of Chronographs with triple digit Chronographs in my collection ranging from vintage to modern, monopushers to double Rattrapantes, Foudroyantes, manual winds, automatics, several from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, etc...I think I am in a rather unique position to give an objective point of view 😉👌

Although Minerva Chronographs are beautifully finished and spectacular, they are in no way near the top of ICONIC Chronographs my friend. There isn't one single Minerva caliber that has or will do anything different technically than anything before or after it was created 🤷‍♂️

The reason why I named the Double Split as the King of manual wind Chronograph watches is due to the fact that it is UNIQUE in the wrist watch world. NO OTHER wrist watch does what the Double Split was designed to do EVER in the history of horology up until the Triple Split, another Lange creation 😉. Think about the GIANTS of horology from AP, JLC, Patek, VC, etc...NONE of them have ever developed a WORKING double rattrapante. Why?

We can hypothesize the reason being the lack of needing one, the popularity of a double rattrapante, the basically useless nature and practicality of having one, etc...but that doesn't change the innovation and technical merit.

We can ask a forum of passionate collectors to horological scholars for their opinion on iconic and important chronographs from different eras and I can assure you the name Minerva would be uttered pretty much never, no offense intended 😉

What we would hear is chronographs with Lemania calibers, Venus calibers, Longine caliber, etc...dating up to the Datograph, Duometre, other Lemania calibers inside the Patek 5070 series, etc...

In the end, we have to come back to horological significance and what the Double Split represents in the history of chronographs hence why I named it the King of Chronographs in my humble opinion.

Fast forward to this year with this MB&F Sequential Evo. I need to ask if the members who have responded to this thread have even handled or used the Sequential Evo for different timing events? If not, then how can you know how capable it is or how easy / practical it is to use?

In the past few days of owning mine, I have put it through a battery of tests which is why I am convinced it is the new King. NOTHING comes close to usage, function, and practicality.

It might not be to everyone's taste and the look is polarizing but there is no denying the technical merit. This Sequential Evo is a GAME CHANGER if there ever was one in the Chronograph space.

I challenge anyone to prove me wrong and I would be happy to lend them mine or bring mine for them to try against ANY chronograph made today.

Please remember the reason why a chronograph even exists. The nature of a chronograph is to time something. Well, nothing and I repeat, nothing in the mechanical chronograph domain does it better or in more ways than this Sequential Evo.

We can debate the looks, elegance, shape, color, etc...but we cannot debate its technical capabilities 😁😉

Hope I didn't offend anyone's sensibilities 🤣😂

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The King is DEAD...long live the KING 🤴 😉

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 9th, 2022-17:46
Ever heard the expression OLD Cow - NEW Cow ? In this instance, I think it applies well 🤣 Always considered the Double Split the original King of Chronographs but in my honest opinion the new MB&F Sequential Evo has dethroned the King. 2 different types o...  

Makes perfect sense Patrick 😉

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 9th, 2022-21:28

I’m this case I absolutely agree..

 By: jp884 : November 9th, 2022-18:19
The MB&F is more impressive technically but the DS is more impressive visually on the back but not the front. Both great chronographs to have my friend.

Both brilliant,

 By: InHavenPro : November 9th, 2022-18:23
but I am easily partial to the MB&F. It's mind-boggling without a doubt! Thanks for the pics!! Cheers, Filip

The DS is, inho, still the King.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 9th, 2022-19:30
The DS can do more with one movement than the MB&F can do with two. If you press the ten o'clock button twice, it will record and display the best lap or worst lap, with the hands either moving forwards or backwards! The MB&F is visually striking and "eas... 


 By: dedestexhes : November 9th, 2022-19:52


 By: BigAppleBill : November 9th, 2022-20:56

I see your point my friend but trust me when I say the Sequential Evo is superior in terms of being a pure chronograph...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 9th, 2022-22:53
The Double Split is more complex BUT the Sequential Evo CAN do what the Double Split does and also much more in a more practical and simpler way. I agree with you about the Double Split being a ground breaking reference, which it still is, but looking at ... 

+1...or the Triple Split

 By: vitalsigns : November 10th, 2022-00:05

THAT is crazy!

 By: amanico : November 10th, 2022-03:34

I don’t know about this 10:00

 By: darrony : November 10th, 2022-14:45
Pusher feature. Need to learn more!

The double 10 function is not so well known.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 10th, 2022-19:23
As mentioned: if the best lap time is shorter, both hands (minutes and seconds) move backwards!

I am in total agreemen with the Count

 By: Gelato Monster : November 10th, 2022-14:49
especially the lucky man


 By: COUNT DE MONET : November 10th, 2022-19:18

😆That was clever😉

 By: myles721 : November 9th, 2022-21:53

Solomon Judgement. ;)

 By: amanico : November 9th, 2022-21:54


 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 12th, 2022-23:12


 By: amanico : November 12th, 2022-23:32

While an interesting juxtaposition...

 By: chap : November 9th, 2022-21:20
Let's go a step deeper... The king chrono should also be fit for a King. A great king doesn't need to be verbose, but true power is best displayed doing less, with an elegant boldness.

Two very nice pieces

 By: penfriend : November 9th, 2022-21:31
I favor the DS of those two due to its timeless design. But are they the Kings of chronographs? To me, this leaves out of debate the Minerva MB hand wound chronographs. A king must not necessarily be the most complicated object, its also about doubtless h... 

We all have our own opinions my friend...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 9th, 2022-21:55
But as a fan of Chronographs with triple digit Chronographs in my collection ranging from vintage to modern, monopushers to double Rattrapantes, Foudroyantes, manual winds, automatics, several from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000... 

I was kidding... ;)

 By: amanico : November 9th, 2022-22:01

I'm with you, imho this is the new king of chronos

 By: Fastwong : November 10th, 2022-00:49
There are many beautiful chronos, many well finished chronos, many historically significant chronos, and many novel and complex chronos. I think there are truly few innovative and game changing chronos. Congrats on this pairing! In the same way the double... 

No offense taken at all

 By: penfriend : November 10th, 2022-07:28
And with only one chrono in the mid triple-digits I would not dare to challenge your collectors experience ;-) My point was that the interpretation of a King can vary and I don't share your criteria which are purely technical / innovation based in my unde... 

I understood your point of view my friend. I wasn't giving you a monetary value of my chronographs, I was trying to say I literally have + 100 (3 digits) chronographs in my collection, hence why I can give an unique point of view on this Sequential Evo..

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 12th, 2022-23:17
And how truly INNOVATIVE it is in terms of beig able to do things no other chronograph can do. It is a GAME CHANGER in this category and I cannot stress that enough 😉

What about a the Triple split?

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : November 10th, 2022-11:19
Thank you for your report, extremely detailed.

I hear you bro 😉

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 12th, 2022-23:19

Spectacular pair!

 By: KCLQMULKU : November 9th, 2022-22:29
I would say the King and the Emperor! 😆

Incredible pair!!!

 By: jleno : November 10th, 2022-01:59
Have you thought of adding a DB maxichrono?

Congrats and amazing pairing. This will

 By: darrony : November 10th, 2022-14:44
Require a very large wrist band if you go out in public! I love the look of the mb&f. It is amazeballs! I will have to do more research on both to give my final verdict but from pure aesthetics I like the mb&f more because if it’s fresh look.