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Independents: Thank you for this excellent post Andrew

I congratulate Greubel Forsey for putting their reputation to the test and think that any brand claiming that they make accurate timepieces, or complications that supposedly improve accuracy, should be doing the same. One small correction: These timing competitions are organised by the Le Locle watc
7Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: All retograde hands bounce

Have a look at this high speed film of the second hand of a Zenith chronograph being reset to zero In the UR-201 there is a buffer spring that absorbs the shock of large second hand returning to zero and it that spring that causes the bouncing action. It should be noted that that bounce is barely d
8Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: Mea Culpa. And why press releases are (often) as they are.

I wrote the press release for the UR-110 ZrN so please do not blame Yacine (who is still on maternity leave). And like yourseves, I also dislike the vast majority of press release texts: usually because they either all fluff saying nothing of substance, or they are so boring I lose interest before t
9Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: It is a flying tourbillon Magnus

Bernhard Lederer originally planned to develop a normal tourbillon supported by bridges top and bottom, but then realised that a flying tourbillon construction would allow him to lighten the tourbillon cage much more (important with the added mass of the word VOSTOK in the cage). As the sweeping bri
9Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: That automatic URWERK UR-203 is not based on the Peseux 7001, Don

The gear train on the UR-203 is based on an automatic winding Girard Perregaux calibre. URWERK's UR-103 has a movement based on the Peseux 7001.
10Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: Originally the One Hertz was going to have normal deadbeat seconds

driven from the mainspring barrel, but the Grönfelds decided that independent deadbeat seconds - with a seperate power source and gear train - would provide better performance. First deliveries are anticipated for December 2010/January 2011.
10Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: Not just a secondary gear train,

the deadbeat seconds has its own (independent) barrel as well.
10Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: Congratulations Bill

A very special day indeed.
10Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Horological Meandering: The movement is from Fabrication de Montres Normandes (FdMN)

Though no doubt developed to Chronoswiss's specifications, 'in house' it isn't.
11Y
By: Ian Skellern
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Independents: Michael Clerizo will be both selling and signing his book

at Belles Montres, Paris.
11Y
By: Ian Skellern
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