Chopard used the wonderful calibre 1.96 for references 16/1860/1 and 16/1860/2 starting from 1996. The newer limited edition models, starting with the red gold L.U.C XPS 1860 from 2016, use calibre 96.01-L. From what I gather, it is generally understood that 96.01-L is simply a renamed 1.96 - and in
Not to mention its real-world reliability and accuracy. To me, the gmt function is a very useful and practical one, and the GMT Master II is a nearly perfect utilitarian and worry-free daily wear. With the added bonus of some real history, if one puts value on that. For finishing, I look elsewhere.
The movement in the Murakumo seems to be 5401/H,M ( ) While the V38 uses 5401/32 ( ) Different decoration between the movement versions (as well as different lighting in the two pictures!) but the 5401/32 is actually the slightly more upscale one, with more sophisticated bridges including some int
Thanks for the information, sham1. And agreed on the dial - or perhaps it is the package taken as a whole, ultimately. I'm considering getting one of the new models, and the Vaucher movement by no means is a factor that would put me off. It is a solid pragmatic choice from Laine for the V38, enablin