Which Panoretrograph: WG vs. PT

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-01:17
I finally have an opportunity to purchase a piece I've been eying for a long time, the amazing Panoretrograph! The question is which one would you prefer if you get one:

WG Pros:
-no cabochon
-more affordable

PT Pros:

-lovely PT shine
-rose turned guilloche
-more depth in dial
-limited to 50
-blued hands

Given the option I’ll always lean towards PT.

 By: jp884 : June 29th, 2021-02:17
Love the way it Patina’s and the heft let’s you know you have something special on your wrist. Both great pieces though can’t go wrong with either.

Yes! Good reasons for me too!

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-03:59

I prefer the white gold

 By: MiguelFlash : June 29th, 2021-02:19
I’m not a fan of the cabochon on that watch. Not in keeping with the German aesthetic in my opinion 

So true biggest thing is cabochon. Wonder if GO or a watchmaker can switch it to a less embellished crown. And some say the cabochon isn’t too apparent on wrist

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-04:00

WG for me

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : June 29th, 2021-04:32
I'm not a fan of the dial at the Pt model.

That’s fair

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-09:41
I was worried too since I’m not a guilloche person. But after videos and seeing it in person, the dial work on the PT has a nice balance

I was wondering what was bugging me about the Pt version and you got it…I prefer the dial on the WG…

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 29th, 2021-10:42


 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : June 29th, 2021-05:54
Take the steel:

It is the real deal!

Ok, it is only a Panograph, but its her best form!



Very good advice👍

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 29th, 2021-06:55

I’m all about the movement unfortunately. If they have one PRG SS, I’ll be all over it!

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-09:42

PT and limited if you are after something special, WG if you only wear precious metal.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : June 29th, 2021-06:58
I would also go for the steel model, like suggested before.

Platinum! This GREAT chrono deserves the best, the king of metals.

 By: amanico : June 29th, 2021-07:00

WG for me

 By: dnlmpg : June 29th, 2021-08:23
IMHO the guilloche doesn't work on an already-busy dial. They're great on time-only watches as a feature. Not so much for chrono.

For me: 1) Platinum; 2) Steel; 3) WG ;-)

 By: FabR : June 29th, 2021-09:29

I am with you on that " ranking ".

 By: amanico : June 29th, 2021-09:30


 By: FabR : June 29th, 2021-09:32

Interesting to have steel before WG…for hardness?

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 29th, 2021-10:43

In general, I love P for the extra heft/prestige, while SS has the plus that the focus is more on the watch itself....hence, given also that my favorite gold color is usually R, WG becomes a less interesting "middle ground" for me ;-) Cheers.

 By: FabR : June 29th, 2021-11:24

Ok got it. Thanks for sharing this perspective!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 29th, 2021-12:28


 By: FabR : June 29th, 2021-17:00

For me, PT in and itself only offer a slight benefit compared to WG

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-13:28
I’m quite agnostic to which white metals I prefer. I do like the whiteness and relative hardness of PT, but that’s offset by cost. To me the elements that sway me is dial layout and case/crown. But overall, I agree with the ranking!

Thanks for your input, these are of course mostly subjective matters, especially at a high level where, visually, it’s often hard to tell the difference between the three metals. Dial and overall design obviously are critical factors as well👍Cheers.

 By: FabR : June 29th, 2021-17:02

Def the guilloche!

 By: Spencer Karrington : June 29th, 2021-12:04
I am a sucker for guilloche and crowns with stones in them so, yay, prob not what you bank account wants to hear but I would pick the guilloche one!

I really do like the guilloche in this example, but unsure about the cabochon personally. Makes it a balancing act

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-13:28

Awesome choice! I also love these Retrographs!

 By: systematic.entropy : June 29th, 2021-12:55
The movement is astounding! I really wish GO would make manuals like this again. But, to answer your question, I'd go PT, the Glashutte sig block on the WG version always turned me off. The arc of the number sig on the PT is much more pleasing, to say nothing about the guilloche. But, you can't go wrong with either, congratulations either way.

Really perceptive on the sig block!

 By: fairfax : June 29th, 2021-13:31
You really pointed out something I only picked up subconsciously. The PT sig block is much more elegant, lending to a much more balanced dial. I may think that is even a larger factor compared to the nice guilloche work on the dial for me. Thank you for articulating that

WG for me: just aesthetic reasons (I can’t live with a cabochon in the crown and the guilloche on this kind of dial). A wonderful movement indeed…

 By: massi. : June 29th, 2021-20:12
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PT : WG is 6:5!!! What a close race!

 By: fairfax : June 30th, 2021-03:47

I wonder how much...

 By: stere : June 30th, 2021-06:58
...the price of PRG increased in the last months. Last time I've checked it was around 25-27K€ and now it's raised over 40K€... wow. I would prefer the WG version!

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