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 architecture and for the haute horology brands, the artisanal hand finishing displayed on the plates, the screws, gears etc.
Here is a picture of the movement shots of my 3 chronographs.
From left to right: the Montblanc Villeret calibre 16.29 in my Montblanc 1858 Tachymeter Chronograph , the Lange Datograph , and the Montblanc Villeret calibre 13.21 of my Montblanc Villeret Chronograph grand feu enamel .
All 3 chronograph movements have movement places crafted in German silver - but the Lange has untreated German silver whereas the Villerets have Rhodium plated German silver. All 3 are highly finished by hand and generous with gold chatons and with beautiful bridges.
Montblanc Villeret calibre 16.29
Montblanc Villeret calibre 13.21
Anyone else want to share their movement shots of their high end chronographs? I would love to see the JLC Duometre chronograph, the Lemania based chronos from RD, VC, PP, other Lange Datographs or Double Split, other Minervas or Montblanc Villerets, new in house chronos from VC or Patek, etc
Looking forward to seeing more nicely finished manual chronograph pics here. I think you can understand why I am crazy about chronographs