As was expected there is a sudden revival of the manual chrono. Roger Dubuis offers his manual Chrono for 20,000 Euros in the S.A.W. line since last April. Only 888 pieces at the moment yet there are rumors of a new chrono presented in Geneva this year. One thing bothers me though; why screw-down crowns on Manual wind watches? It is just annoying to screw and unscrew the crown almost every day to wind the watch. Don't think this will be the best idea for the crown, especially long term. Almost 80% of all these manual beauties have a screw-down crown. Silly.
Most recently Maurice Lacroix has added a manual chrono to the collection. What is interesting in this version is the 60 minute counter instead of the usual 30 minutes (love that!). The new "Le Chronograph" will be limited to 250 units. Am not excited about the face though.
I wonder if they will keep the price within reason.