u mentioned by 2009, so 2008 isn't ruled out right? 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?
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.
and its functions?
Lange Datograph than the Patek 5960!!!
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.
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.
Luminous hands (similar to datograph).
Vacheron & Constantin spelled out below 6:00.
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
4. crystal back
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
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.
Is there a technical reason, or is it more traditional?
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.
this coy on their modular constructed chronographs