few manual-wind rectangular pieces recently - The Aronde, 1972, Malte time-only for example. All have non-transparent caseback because they either have Calibre 1400 or 1003. Calibre 1005 is a small form movement powering the high-end jewellery watches for women. Can't this calibre be used as a platform to develop a larger manual wind form movement so future rectangular watches can have transparent casebacks? Look forward to hearing from experts.
cal 1005 has the crown on the back and its architecture is not
11/14/2013 - 17:18
made in a way where it can be made larger, basically the mofifications would take as much time and money than creating a large rectangular movement without the benefits
Re: cal 1005 has the crown on the back and its architecture is not
11/14/2013 - 17:36
Thanks. Was not aware. But I do hope that VC comes out with a rectangular form manual movement. It would be great to see rectangular VC's with transparent caseback. But then I know it is a question of budget and priority, and if something else is more important then it makes no sense. An in-house movement for the OS, in-house chronograph, eventually split seconds chronograph are more important. Just for comparison sake, PP has a simple manual wind rectangular movement but only one model to go with it. Does not seem very sensible.