I hope

I hope that VC's future in-house chrono is going to be a better design than the one that PP just released.  Visually, it just is not up to the Lemania.
i feel the same. however, i take a "no expectation, no disappointment"
11/08/2009 - 06:14
stance for the new movement.
considering the time VC is taking to build its own chrono I also hope
11/09/2009 - 12:06
it will not be technically advanced but also have an aesthetic WOW factor. 
Hi Alex, do you mean...
11/09/2009 - 12:11
"I also hope it will not be just technically advanced but also have an aesthetic WOW factor." :-)  BR, Dan
ummm right :-) been stuck in London City airport for the past 2 days
11/09/2009 - 12:26
with flights being cancelled one after another and my brain has become numb
That sounds REAL UGLY, I'm sorry to hear it :-( (nt)
11/09/2009 - 13:54
Re: I hope
11/10/2009 - 23:59
Imho the Patek is well done and over the Lemania of VC and their own Lemania which was the best before Lange came in. (Some part of the Lemania are not high end imho) I would have like a bit more sharp angle like the magnificent Lange Datograph. It is a bit too smooth. But the architecture is very nice and nicely opened on the mechanics. The regulation system is elegant. I think they did a good job. Developping a new chronograph is something very difficult, far more complicated than making a balance wheel turn on a tourbillon... No one tried for years. Vacheron, Breguet, Patek were based on Lemania, and before on Valjoux. Maybe I forget some but I only see Dubuis, Lange and Glasshutte Original who did it recently. I am not talking about modular chronograph which is a complete nonsense on such pieces (like Journe or Parmigiani did). So what has realized Patek is very nice step forward. What surprises me is that they didn't set a new standard as they used to do by the past. (When I see Patek 130 for example or their Lemania). The Datograph and the Dubuis from the caliber point of view stay above imho. (Sharp Angle, architecture etc...) But what is important is the complete men watch and they didn't show it for the moment and to see it on the wrist for real. That is the problem of the huge Dubuis for example, beautiful as an object but difficult to wear on th wrist. The pressure is on Vacheron now, I am eager to see what they will show. Vacheron appeals me more than Patek, not because of the caliber, but because of the design and the dials. They are just masters for me in this domain. And I think and hope that the results will be spectacular Best regards Francois