+1! The Chopard is interesting too. Although aesthetically, it's a little thick and not everyone likes the dial design.
AP is very special in minute repeaters, they were one of the first to do carillons, meaning more than two gongs. AP actually has a rich history in minute repeaters. Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin minute repeaters really do sound wonderful, very crisp, great tonality, usually fantastic volume, and usually a medium-fast speed, 12:59 sequence usually done in under 20 seconds.
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That has central seconds
Also long gone... Having checked their site they do not offer many refs. in enamel, such a nice option on the Classique
Have you heard Breguet Minute Repeaters? They're awful!
They are AWFUL! Bad volume and bad tonality. Also quite slow. Breguet does amazing work on almost all of their watches. But when it comes to the minute repeaters, I strongly implore you hear them first and others to compare... The Breguet pieces I've hear...
Those are beautiful watches...
I really like the guilloche dial one A LOT! Just exquisite. Breguet really do make some amazing timepieces (just not minute repeaters). I'd live without the minute repeater and with the extra 100,000+ Pounds in my bank account.
My MR makes for sure no scratchy sounds. And also the regulator makes no noise? But maybe I just got lucky with my piece? ...
LOL maybe I'm just hard of hearing?
I was already allowed to hear a few watches with sound: • Vacheron two-hand watch (unfortunately I don't remember the reference anymore; it had a very pure dial and a platinum case) - and it did sound very beautiful but not loud • UN Hour Striker (not a M...
I don't think I've heard the Toric Minute Repeater from Parmigiani. Hmm. If you get a chance, try a modern minute-repeater only Patek Philippe or a modern minute-repeater only Vacheron Constantin and those are usually quite good. They are fully integrated...
You're probably not deaf.
Your hearing is most likely adequate. It's probably just you gotta listen to a lot more minute repeaters. These things are definitely hard to find since most stores won't carry them. Even on WatchProSite, not every WPS reader has even heard A SINGLE minut...
So… how do you REALLY feel?
Just kidding, and more importantly… thanks for your honesty. So important that we have real honest discussions about watches. It’s the only way things get improved.
Thank you for the support!
Breguet does a lot of amazing watches. Just the minute repeaters don't sound great. But 99% of their watches otherwise are truly fantastic. Lots of beautiful hand engraving on some of their movements too. Just great products!