internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!

it is a continued thought that i make as i read the previus topic by Mr Alex Ghotbi internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!

imo i think that it is too pity to have a cal like 1400  in your wtach (patrimony man.wind e.x) and dont have the capability to

enjoy this exceptional beuty - finish with open back case internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!i know that the cal.1400 is to small so this no posible to became a reality in a watch with 40mm case internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400! but i think that VC must do somethink with this very quickinternal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400! because it is realy suffer injury to her oneselfinternal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!

vassilis


Re: internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!
06/04/2008 - 19:07

Hello Vassilis

I agree with you completely.

Although the Contemporaine manual wind is very pretty as it is (classic and conservative with its solid case back),  having a see-through case back would have been a bonus (if the movement was of the "right" size).  As you said, it is a bit of a shame that we cannot view the cal. 1400 in this case (no pun intended) but I am glad that VC did not push the issue.

Patrimony (from watch magazine CHRONOS)

Even with the "standard" sized Malte Grande Classic, the cal. 1400 is still surrounded by a sea of filler

(sorry, photo credits unknown)

Cal. 1400 (upper right) together with a regular and skeletonized cal. 1003

From what I hear, VC will be coming out with a bigger movement (13 lignes?) next year...of course Alex should be in a better position to comment on this.  At least I am sure that a bigger movement is in the pipeline.

It would be interesting to see the first watch to house such a bigger movement.  At least it I expect it to have a see-through case back.  Actually, I would be banging my head if VC came out with a pretty Contemporaine-type manual wind with a see-through case back next year (as I just got the Contemporaine with solid case back).

(gigantic mock-up of the cal. 1400 at the VC manufacture)

Cheers,

Kazumi

Would make a great model kit!
06/05/2008 - 00:30

Wouldn't it be fantastic if the factory could make plastic or aluminum model kits of their movements, in giant size like Kazumi's last photo?  I'd really enjoy putting it together and learning about the movement at the same time.  As a kid, I made several models of car engines, with working pistons and crankshafts, etc.

Construction could even involve applying your own decoration, if aluminum was used.

what an excellent idea, sign me up also :-) nt
06/06/2008 - 15:42

nt

Re: Re: internal bevelling like the ones found in the cal 1400!
06/05/2008 - 10:49

thnx Mr Kazumi for the intresting photos and also for your information abaout new model

i want to buy the Patrimony Contemporaine  (i like the btc version of yours but it is dificult to find it now) but if it is going to make a new model with open back case i think that it is better for me to wait a little bit Mr Alex what do you know abaout this  if you can give us some information

thnx in advance

vassilis

there will be a bigger manual wind movement which will be
06/05/2008 - 10:53

normally launched end of the year. It's beautiful even though it's construction is very different from the 1400

Re: there will be a bigger manual wind movement which will be
06/05/2008 - 12:43

thank you very mach Mr Alex Ghotbi  for your information  if you can give me some more details or photos if there exist (are they put the new cal in the Patrimony Contemporaine ? it wil be open back case? etc.etc) and also like your very deference opinion  if it is worthy to wait for my buy

thnx in advance

vassilis

sorry but I can't say more at the moment but you'll find out soon
06/05/2008 - 16:47

enough here on the Lounge.

Re: sorry but I can't say more at the moment but you'll find out soon
06/06/2008 - 15:38

thank you very much master yonda  i will be wating with patience more knews from our special forum

but thhen i hope that you may advice me for some thinks

regards from sunny Greece

vassilis

agree, its a shame that such a gorgeous movement is hidden
06/05/2008 - 01:12

beneath a solid back. Its also kindda cool knowing that even though no one can see the movement in your watch is still gorgeously finished.