Some music to my ears: upcoming innovations from VC

Was watching this interview with Mr. Torres this morning:

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And must say it got me quite excited to see what will be coming out in the next couple of years:
1. In 2 years a new in-house automatic chrono 'sport' movement... A new overseas in-house automatic? Sure hope so!
2. In 2-3 years a double split manual chrono (sounds like in-house)... Yes, please!

Of course some other good hints, but those two definately got me excited.

Apologies: here is the link
07/28/2012 - 12:24
Thanks Walid!
07/28/2012 - 16:17
I can't open the link from where I am now, but I'm really glad you gave a brief summary of what Charly said about the in-house chronos! I will save the link and try it from other locations. Best Regards, Dan
2 years and counting!
07/28/2012 - 20:10
Thanks for the heads-up, Walid. It is a conundrum - why make your own chrono movement when you already have the best, albeit made by someone else? I can see the logic of the 'sport' movement, presumably for Overseas but maybe for QdI as well?? Hope the Lemania doesn't get phased out, though that may happen naturally if customers get a choice between a Patrimony Chrono with in house or with the Lemania - only the real WISs would go for the former, or am I wrong??
Meant to say, 'with the latter' ie outsourced Lemania in last sentence
07/29/2012 - 10:15
Unless I mistook what Mr. Torres said in the interview....
07/30/2012 - 00:01 sounds like he intends to move towards all in-house movements with the exception of the Lemania chronograph, which he states is the best chrono movement in the marketplace. If I heard correctly, VC will keep using this movement, as long as Lemania supplies it, while adding their own-in house chronograph movements starting with the automatic for sport pieces.  I think this is very exciting news -- not just the information on the upcoming in-house movements, which I think we were all expecting (just a matter of when) -- but the commitment to the Lemania-based chronograph movement.  That commitment is quite a statement about the quality of the caliber 1140/1141.  You know the one... Best, Robert
Hey, Robert - trying to sneak in your new baby through the back door?
07/30/2012 - 01:29
It does deserve a proper introduction, bud ;-)
Ok, ok, eagle eye.
07/30/2012 - 16:35
But first it deserves a decent strap!  Working on that with our friend up north. Soon, buddy.  But I am eager to know what you have up your sleeve per the thread above.... Robert
Working on that with our friend up north ;-))) (nt)
07/30/2012 - 17:53
Re: Some music to my ears: upcoming innovations from VC
07/28/2012 - 21:31
what is a double split second chrono? I believe Patek makes quite a few and is it much more complex than a regular chrono?
He was referring to a split seconds chronograph
07/28/2012 - 22:35
I have seen some of the timepieces and calibers to be launched in
07/28/2012 - 22:33
The next years and one word comes immediately: WOW! Keep your eyes open for SIHH 2013:-)
I'm saving my money, already! (nt)
07/29/2012 - 00:42
A very enjoyable interview
07/31/2012 - 17:37
Nice to hear in such a forthright manner about future developments and timelines.  The chrono question has finally been addressed most thoroughly.  Also liked the style of this interview and a relaxed JCT enjoying sharing these little surprises smiley.  More of this type of unscripted, intimate conversation would really be a treat at The Hour Club enlightened.