MTR ... that was what I heard when I enquired at HMC a few years ago. It was a complex mechanism and very expensive to make and service. I got mine new in WG about 3 years ago and it's been functioning beautifully... will have it serviced ($$$$) when it needs to be.
Congratulations. Of all the watches F.P. Journe could have given his 'mentor' George Daniels, he chose to give Daniels this watch...the platinum Chronomètre Souvrain. Having had one for a while now, I know why.
I contacted Lang, and his rep. told me that they did indeed liquidate one of his businesses. He still has one left; so Saso, you were right; one business was liquidated. I didn't know he had two, but he's certainly in business still... wonder what will be next?
From Northdata... "Rolf Lang Dresden GmbH, Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Am Alten Königsberg 20, 01816 Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel. If only one liquidator is appointed, he represents the company alone. If several liquidators are appointed, the company will be represented jointly by two liquidators. E
There's a certain style, Redcorals, that's far closer than apparent at first blush. In your mind's eye, rotate the UWD so that the crown at the same angle as the Caliber VIII. Not identical, but artwork by the same artists. (BTW, I mislabeled it as VII in the caption...my bad.)
In 'Deployant' Peter Chong noted that Jens Schneider is taking over L&H and wants to use the type of rounded bridges Marco developed in the Georg in the rounded models. It's pure speculation as to what Marco Lang will be doing, but he's been working with Uhren Werke Dresden (UWD), having already