Malte Chrono vs Traditionnelle Chrono

Hi everyone - I'm new to the forum.  

I've had my eye on a Lemina-based chrono from VC for some time and seem to have the itch again.  I may need to give up one of my APs to deaden the blow but I figure it is worth it.  I really like the lugs on the Traditionnelle but prefer the dial on the Malte.  I haven't been able to find any reviews or posts that contrast the two watches.  It looks like the Traditionnelle movement has the Geneve Seal finishing but the Malte doesn't (could be wrong here).  Thought I'd post to see if anyone in the forum has opinions or preferences between the two pieces.


Thanks - Robert

Re: Malte Chrono vs Traditionnelle Chrono
12/07/2015 - 03:22

Welcome to THL!

All the cal 1141 movements should have the same finishing.  Only the newly introduced Cal. 1142 version of this movement, which is now totally in-house produced by VC, carries the Geneva Seal (introduced this year in the ladies Harmony chrono and the Historiques Corne de Vache 1955).

SInce the Traditionelle Chrono is still in production, I expect VC will replace Cal. 1141 with Cal. 1142.

I personally like the aesthetics of the Malte Chrono a little more vs. the Traditionelle Chrono.  The size is a little smaller, so the sub-dials are spaced out better to my eyes.  I generally prefer square pushers, but round works well witht the Malte Chrono design.

The Malte Chrono is discontinued.  Personally, I'm lusting over the CdV 1955 in terms of a Lemania inspired movement.

Best Regards, Dan

Having owned both I have a slight preference for the
12/07/2015 - 09:37

Traditionnelle and the only reason being the two tone dial which I find lovely. 

The movements are exactly the same so I think that you should try both on and go with the one that puts a bigger smile on your face


Having owned both I have a slight preference for the


Having owned both I have a slight preference for the

Re: Malte Chrono vs Traditionnelle Chrono
12/07/2015 - 14:44

The Malte does not have the Geneva seal but it certainly is a beautifully finished movement.

I have alwys preferred it over the traditionelle, having owned 2 in the past and still owning one now.

But i've always been a fan of the Malte lugs and also prefer the smaller size..

Both both are beautiful watches and their manufacture is of course par excellence.You couldn't go wrong with either.

Like Dan, I would love a Cornes de Vache, but my budget for this year is shot crying



Re: Re: Malte Chrono vs Traditionnelle Chrono
12/08/2015 - 20:24

Great feedback, thanks!


Re: Malte Chrono vs Traditionnelle Chrono
12/22/2015 - 02:39

Went with the Malte Chrono.  Amazing looking watch.  The chrono function / pushers have a great actuation, pretty cool seeing it operate at such a low-beat (2.5hz).  The winding mechanism feel is solid.  My AP Royal Oak Chrono (not Offshore) just doesn't feel as confident operating the functions and winding.  I won't draw any comparisions to my Daytona as that seems inappropriate.  :)  Really happy with my first VC.  

Looks great on your wrist!
12/22/2015 - 08:31

I like the sword hands and many other aspects of your watch.  Welcome to VC owner's club!