What does pillow shape movement look like?

Just reading the Watchtime interview with Mr. Torres and he said they will be introducing a pillow shaped movement this year.  My mind just pictured a rectangle, but in the next line he said the will be introducing a rectangular movement in the future.  So out went that picture.

I might be wrong,
03/13/2008 - 18:13

but I think that a "pillow" shape is the same a "cushion" shape case - kind of square case, but with rounded sides - see below:

Pillow shape
03/13/2008 - 18:34

Unfortunately the shape of the case doesn't always correspond to the shape of the movement. Many, but not all rectangular cases had round movements. I can't recall off hand any rectangular movements in vintage VC pieces but I will check at home tonight.

There were and are a few companies that did/do make non-round movements. The one that comes to mind immediately is Chopard in their LUC 4.96, a very nice movement, not quite as impressive as the 1.96 though.

The Lange Cabaret also has a lovely rectangular movement.

Perhaps that's the sort of thing VC is developing...could it be for a new tonneau or salterello type watch?

Only the Shadow knows!

(For those non-North-American...The Shadow was a radio show in the 1930's where the mysterious Shadow solved crimes and foiled evil-doers. The expression "Only the Shadow knows" became a popular expression which is still used today.)

If this explanation is redundant, just ignore it! 



Re: Pillow shape
03/13/2008 - 18:48

You are correct in saying that the shape of the case doesn't always correspond to the shape of the movement, and I do see how one could be incorporated into a salterello type watch.

As I understood it, though, JC Torres did say that he wanted to have a tonneau shaped movement for its tonneau case, a rectangular movement for a rectangular case, a round movement for its round case, ... So probably (and maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part!) there will also be a pillow case VC coming out soon...

As you say, Only the Shadow knows! (thanks for that one, I didn't know it but I think that it is quite cool)

scan of tonneau movement in tonneau case
03/13/2008 - 18:55

Mario I don't think the cushion shaped movement will be released this
03/13/2008 - 18:53


Thanks Alex (nt)
03/13/2008 - 19:35


but question remains same..............
03/13/2008 - 20:19

does anyone knows abt pillow shaped movement

Pillow- or more common named cushion-shaped.
03/13/2008 - 22:44

Typical design from art deco in 1920's and 30's.

Two examples borrowed from Antiquorum.


Cushion but unfortunately not a VC: ready to a exchange for one !!!
03/14/2008 - 01:28

that's beautiful!! (nt)
03/14/2008 - 09:17


A beauty ! Wow ! (nt )
03/14/2008 - 10:54