Anyone have a view on the new Van Bricht brand with their Old Mind Tourbillon?
I quite like it. Especially the guilloche pattern...
Photo credit Van Bricht on Instagram.
Photo credit Hodinkee.
I don’t know a whole lot about the chosen movement, so not sure how to assess the value other than rarity and general support of a new brand looking to make a name for themselves in an interesting (visually anyway) manner, though at this price range there are many many alternatives on the market... #confused! ;p
All the best,
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Lovely looking watches
by two very talented young Belgian men. I wish them much success as it is a very competitive market out there. I particularly like how the bezel is kept to a minimum so what we get is a dial filling up the case.
I have a view, for sure.
Big fan of Ressence, so I’m happy to see the Belgian scene grow out. I like the creative elements brought to the design by the young team, including the lack of a bezel, the box crystal and the moire guilloche pattern. The hands appear to be simple. If th...
Thanks for the points.
Fully agree, (also with the other comments!) and am especially appreciative of the points you made that I had not considered. I wonder what could be done to improve on the prototype design to meet these points... Am thinking about it, though not sure I’ll...
Lovely looking tourbillon watch. Having spent a few mins reading about them, their website, IG etc. I applaud their initial effort. One thing that I'd appreciate though is a bit more transparency from the company as to what movement they are using from Sw...
Yes, more info on the movement would be great! Only thing available was the calibre reference, but I’ve not been able to find any more out.
A quick update -
The Van Bricht team came back to me on that and said the movement is provided by an independent supplier close to La Chaux du Fond, is fully reworked by Van Bricht from A-Z, with bridges all being hand chamfered and hand finished etc. The design is theirs...
One more time, Who is the indpendent supplier?
Hi Niall, I hate to be the fly in the ointment here and I'm only asking because it appears the folks at Van Bricht are not willing to answer or rather are putting off the inevitable...There is no shame in telling collectors who provided the base caliber f...
I agree with you Tim.
I’ve asked and was told they’d rather not divulge their suppliers... Their choice I guess, but yes, it would inspire confidence if there was more openness. All the best, Niall
Mmmm, looks like they are going to try the old way...
Not smart from where I sit. Sad to read this actually...I wonder who is "Advising them" on how to go about telling collectors about their work. Maybe I'm wrong and they will be wildly successful. I certainly don't know everything and I hope they figure it...
Good to see you here! thank you for your detective work!!!
So TEC Ebauches is the base. Nothing to be ashamed of. I wonder why companies still try to keep their suppliers unknown. I guess it's the "way things have been done" in the watch business...it doesn't engender confidence though in a new young company from...