funny you bring this up as I was talking about this with the folks at
08/31/2012 - 12:45
the archives dept, not specifically about Chronometre Royals but watch dials in general and there is no specific reason for having the cross at 6 other than the fact that the client wanted it there or the dial maker suggested it etc....
Re: Chronomètre Royal, dials
08/31/2012 - 16:28
Berny, another example of the cross at 6 o'clock may be found as lot 153 in the Quarter Millennium catalog; a Ref. 4822 Cioccolatone from 1954. May I also ask if the dial finish of your 6111 is unique? Black dials are very rare already and I can't recall another with that gold sparkle .
Re: Re: Chronomètre Royal, dials
09/01/2012 - 10:30
Thank you, Dean, for the great piece of information. As to the uniqueness of the black dial on a ref 6111: i must admit: I do not know.