VC chronographs

Like many members of The Lounge, I love the current Patrimony and Malte chronographs. In fact I'm thinking of buying. However, we all know VC are working on their own chronograph movement, due out in the next couple of years. Will this mean that the current Lemania/Piguet-based chronographs become less desirable and lose value? Is there any precedent? Have older Patek chronos lost their cache now that Patek have developed their own movement?
unfortunately movements don't make the value of a watch if that was
06/14/2010 - 11:45
the case Lange's datograph would be breaking all records at auction!!! I personnaly don't think that the new VC chrono movement would have an adverse impact on the desirability of the Lemania based ones as the latter will remain a historically important movement.
I wouldn't worry.....
06/14/2010 - 23:53

I think there is an appreciation of the Lemania movement itself, as well as how finely the watchmakers at VC finish it, for all the watches that VC has produced using it (Historiques Chronograph/Malte Chronograph/Patrimony Traditionnelle Chronograph) to be valued by collectors. One thing I'm sure of is that the new in-house chronograph movement will not be inexpensive. Bill