Spangles - Mr. Tabby
How does the movement finishing rate on the Atelier de Chronometrie watches?
How would these compare to...Moritz Grossman or Urban Jurgensen or Lange or anyone's finishing you'd like to compare these movements to? Many thanks!
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Yes, in-person is a must, and with a loupe.
With Lange, what you give up in finishing you gain in technical intrigue and variety (remontoire's, jumping seconds, fusees, interesting stop seconds, etc.). The AdC philosophy, on the other hand, is to turn up the performance of classic architecture with...
AdC does not use any CNC machines in its production process
which is quite rare these days so I like to to think that they will excel in some movement finishing areas and lose out on others to the other brands with top movement finishing. Even RW Smith uses CNC machines so AdC may argue that their price point is n...
For sure the movement is nicer than the dial!
In pictures, at least. I'm not sure if this is rude (please advise), but I've just written AdC to ask if a bespoke guilloché dial is possible. The email was polite, the possible rudeness is that I don't intend to immediately put down €50,000 euros after t...
comparing to the brands(for simple time only watches) you have mentioned, it can hold its weight. More interior angles and nice rounded anglage. Points for trying to do different kinds of finishing on the ratchet and winding wheel. In terms of the brands ...
(Looking at the 2nd image ...) The work looks gauche because of the combination of frosting, an inexpensive finish, the apparently inconsistent perlage, the poor treatment around the shock protection and the complete avoidance of work to/around the screw ...
Very interesting, thanks!
It's funny how RWSmith, sometimes KV, etc., uses frosting. I don't really think of it as associated with inexpensive watches, or cote de geneve contrarywise.
AdC's website explains why the work on their Omega movements can look gauche and inelegant. It is "artisanal".
Just another opinion
but at that price, I would suggest Romain Gauthier's work is hard to beat. That said, the ADC is certainly nicely finished.