As for photographt tips your photo is really good so don't know what tip to give you other than shoot photos under Raw format, they are easier to work with.
Welcome to the Lounge
PS: If you check the "Articles" section there is a recent article on the Chronometre Royal which may interest you.
Welcome to HL. What's the backdrop in your photo?
and I must say that you have a very nice Chronomètre Royal, which we don't really often see.
Maybe some other shots, and one from the mouvement?
The first picture was taken under halogen light on a bowl of glass fruit! These pictures I took today under natural light, which gives a very different feel I think. Its amazing how the delicate brushed finish on the lug tops and case sides unifies the design. And white gold looks sooooo soft ;-)
Alex, thank-you for pointing me to the article on the history of Chronometre Royal. Yes, the lugs curve downward and help the watch hug the wrist. They give it a larger presence than what seemed typical of the times.
Can anyone tell me the winding characteristics of the 1072 movement...bi-directional? I'd like to set it up properly on the winder. Cheers.