Great topic and comparison.
Strictly from a beauty standpoint, the Dato is about impossible to beat.
You must stare at these quite frequently!
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Traditional, manual winding, high end chronographs
The chronograph is my favorite complication by far. The measurement of time elapsed, the complexities behind their construction, especially the manual winding, traditional, horizontal coupling chronographs of the old days.... The beauty behind their archi...
What a duo!
Fantastic shot . This is what I was looking for in this thread Thank you for sharing. I don\'t own either of this yet I can admire their beauty from your pic Cheers Robin
I agree with some points Nico
But i will still put the VCs and PPs here if I place the Minervas here. Even as the MB moderator, I must be fair to say that the MB Villeret calibres 16.29 and 13.21 (Minerva calibres) whilst beautifully finished, are not high on innovation too. The JLC D...
Though I like the Duometer very much, there is a step between the Duometer's caliber finishing and the Patek (whether it is 27-70or the 29-535) or the Lemania based VC. The Duometer's is impressive in terms of light reflection from the upper bridges but t...
Here are a few of mine...
To Nicolas' point, perhaps not all at the same level. Still most are quite nice. Duometres Dato 5070 5960 UN Monopusher VC Les Historiques Patrimony ...
Oh boy Dave!
What a collection of fine chronos you have! Makes me feel like expanding mine I will take some years to get there. Your pics inspire me a lot! Thank you for sharing Cheers Robin
Our own PuristS Edition of the Chopard L.U.C 1963 Chronograph. My personal favorite. ...
The Villeret Deveil's Tail....
Just the coolest thing ever - it's there because.....well because the watchmakers are able to pull it off! Dufour's horns + Villeret tail would be quite a site together in one movement=)
Indeed Chronographs are very appealing complications
After a long while comparing manual-wound chrono movements (this is something I'm willing to get as well so I've been very closely studying this field, among traditional brands), the Patek 29-535 is one of the most interesting, not only for the finishing ...
Thanks Mark for your insights and pics
Those Patek chronos are so beautiful!! I wish I can afford one soon Interesting point on the Duometre. I didn\'t realize the difference. Will try to see with a loupe next time in the JLC boutique Cheers Robin
Yes, tell us when you can
It is also about the difficulty to finish stright edges versus curved ones. Also when the curves are not regular or when they are so. This is still a question of details but I imagine when coming to these extent it is important as well as it is much more ...
I agree in terms of decoration
I was just mentionning the finishing and chamferring of the cams etc in the movements. But I don't wish to compare which is best or not as they are all great chrono representatives (and the Duometre is in a different style as less "opened"). I was just bo...
Beautiful photos, Robin.
I have to agree with some of the above (read "Nico"): the Montblancs are absolutely a step above the Lemanias of PP and VC. I would still hold out for the Lange as "best in show" (are you shocked?). And the Duometre is quite a lovely piece as well.
Great topic and comparison.
Strictly from a beauty standpoint, the Dato is about impossible to beat. You must stare at these quite frequently!
Thank you :))
I must say I am very contented with my trio. Seeing some pics from other PuristS here of their VCs, Chopard LUCs or PPs etc gives me a lot of joy too That\'s why we share here Cheers Robin
Great pics bro
Beautiful movements! And what a trio! Personally, I think the Dato has got the nicest decorations. Regards, Ian
Thanks bro ;)
I agree the Dato is definitely very nice on first look
My next ultra fine chrono has to be this Lang and Heyne... (not mine... yet). ...
Patek 5270 and 5204
Up close and very personal. No prizes for guessing which is which Kind regards, Gerald. ...
.... But as usual, the Lange is a step above the rest in the visual domain. I can't think of any chronograph movement that matches it.
Some more nice chrono movements...
and even one automatic ;-)... Sister and brother from Glashütte: The both rattrapante Chronos from Lange and GO, both in Platinum: GO Senator Rattrapante Lange Double Split and here the Glashütte Original PanoRetroGraph, Cal. 60: Roger Dubuis RD 78; afaik...
What a feast!
You have the finest collection or highly finished chronos! Thank you for sharing these pics Cheers Robin