dear alex, will we see the new integrated chronograph by VC this year?

u mentioned by 2009, so 2008 isn't ruled out right?dear alex, will we see the new integrated chronograph by VC this year? well, read that PP has stopped orders for their lemania based movements. is VC doing the same? more importantly, will the new movement be hand-winding as well? will the loungers get the first hand previleged preview soon?

soon but not this year :-) Loungers will of course get first hand
01/09/2008 - 09:53

privileged preview

I saw that there were rumors about Patek stopping the Lemania chronos watches but as usual with this type of rumor (especially re patek) I'll wait for an official info from the brand.

Curious as what Loungers would like the inhouse chrono to look like
01/09/2008 - 11:49

and its functions?

Shady Joe is hoping that this caliber will be closer to the
01/09/2008 - 15:23

Lange Datograph than the Patek 5960!!!

I'd like a tri-compax design...
01/09/2008 - 17:50

with either no date, or a date that does not cut into the subdials.  I am also tired of the "big date" so no big date feature.  I would also like rectanglar pushers and maybe a dual color dial with a chapter ring in silver. 

Best regards,


Re: Curious as what Loungers would like the inhouse chrono to look like
01/09/2008 - 23:52

38mm-40mm in diameter

Round pushers.(patek 3970).

Sputnik case (see picture) in platinum

Black dial (see pictures).with pulsation dial or just minute markers. Guilocche in center, plain on outer edge.

Substantial (width & length) Baton hour markers.

No date.

Luminous hands (similar to datograph).

Manual wind.


Vacheron & Constantin spelled out below 6:00.

Also make one in rose gold but with different dial, perhaps silver.

that scan is a sight for sore eyes! you made my day John :-) (nt)
01/10/2008 - 09:17


i am sure many will agree that the 40's VC chronographs are worth.....
01/10/2008 - 15:29

revisiting. basically i would wish for:

1. either the sputnik case that john suggested or revisit the tear drop lugs

2. i love............. square pushers

3. pulsimeter

4. crystal back

5. 37-39mm

6  hands without luminous , if sputnik case that hands like 1755 and if tear drop it has be sticks

7. plain dial if tear drop case and guilloche if sputnik

8. hand-winding

9. without date

10.priced like the malte

my wish is for a chronograph 1755 style or 40's style chronograph with a slight increase in size, a crystal back to show the hand- winding movement.

I'd want it to be classical in every respect...
01/10/2008 - 15:39
manual windingcolumn wheel switching horizontal clutch subseconds at 9 30 minute totalizer at 3 (though maybe 45 mintues just for something different) slow beat (18,000)most important is that it be beautifulBill
Bill...Why the slower beat(18000)????
01/11/2008 - 13:36

Is there a technical reason, or is it more traditional?

Breitling Introduces Fake Integrated Chrono!
01/09/2008 - 17:33

While purusing WatchTime in the bathtub, I was surprised then disappointed to read about their new Skyracer chronograph wristwatch, replacing the B2 and Hercules models in their Professional series.  While it certainly has some innovative case desgin features, what struck me with surprise was it's apparant integrated chronograph movement, as evidenced by the pushers and crown all neatly in a row.

Disappointment came later in the article when it was disclosed that Breitling had faked the look by offsetting the chrono pushers from their usual location in a modular watch, slightly above the crown.  So it was revealed that a pedestrian, albeit reliable, ETA 2892 was powering an equally pedestrian Depraz chronograph module, thus leading to an ungainly case height of 1.6 cm.

unfortunately they're not the first nor the only ones. Many brands use
01/09/2008 - 18:07

this coy on their modular constructed chronographs