More manual stuff...

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.

2 comments:

TonyK said...

Interesting, who makes the movement ? Lemania ? it seems a bit of sick cross between the Zenith Open (smile) IWC Portuguese FA Jones and who knows what. Good effort though, I had not liked any of their past retrograde semi complicated wannabes. At least this one has some punch, not sure about the banana peal hour markers though ...

Agree on the screw down crown, would not want to go to the pool with this watch, might look like a self important nerd.

KronosClub said...

Could not agree more. The dial is the weakness here.

The movement looks agresive, like a modern Lemania 1873.