Modern dual-chasing time
In the first category, the most popular (and reasonably priced) modern dual-chronograph movement is undoubtedly the Valjoux 7750. This movement was designed by Richard Ha, the Basel International Watch and Jewelry Fair in 1992 IWC replica Doppelchronograph chronometer for the first time introduced.
Prior to 1992, the design of the dual timing mechanism was costly and complicated to adjust. For example, if the chronograph second hand button is not fully pushed in, the brake levers around the center gear may open or close too early, causing the stanchion to become stuck. Richard Habring’s solution is simple and effective, as he explains, “like a hamburger, first remove the top slice, then add a piece of cheese, and then re-folder.” Richard Habring design does not rely on the column wheel, As the basis, through the lever and cam system operation, easy to adjust and service, production costs are lower. Compared with the antique watches, equipped with 7750 movement watch double-pin mechanism, can be located at 10 o’clock position of the additional buttons to operate.
And so on, do you think Richard Habring’s name sounds familiar? Yes, 2012 (IWC IWC 7750 movement patent finally expired) It is he founded the Habring2 company, and launched a limited edition of 20 Habring2 Doppel 2.0 double chronograph. Habring2 Doppel 2.0 received the Best Sports Watch award at the 2012 Geneva Grand Prix (GPHG).
The Whaling Commission first used the pilot in 1992 to convert the Doppelchronograph Valjoux 7750 campaign. Subsequently, the Portuguese chronometer, the iconic Leonardo da Vinci, and the nearest Titanium engineer Doppelchronograph were equipped with the same movement. Not to mention Il Destriero Scafusia – still one of the most complex and produced watches.
Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Lange modern dual-chasing time
Speaking of the movement, and then talk about independent movement, across the $ 10,000 limit, to a more expensive level. In 2015, Vacheron Constantin launched and rhyme ultra-thin advanced complex chronograph watch, is the world’s thinnest automatic winding single-button double chronograph watch, limited edition of 10 pieces. Featuring a caliber 3500 caliber measuring 33.4 mm and a thickness of only 5.2 mm, the watch is assembled from 459 components, some of which are slender (hairspring, for example, only 3/100 mm).
In 2005, Patek Philippe replica introduced Ref.5959P watch, equipped with the brand’s first completely independent CHR 27-525 PS timing movement. 5 years later, Patek Philippe also released equipped with the same movement Ref.5950 watch. CHR 27-525 PS is a single-button double-chronograph movement, similar in function to the basic Valjoux 55 VBR. Until 2015, Patek Philippe introduced dual-button dual-chronograph chronograph – Ref. 5370 p, with a slight modification corresponding to 29-535 PS independent movement, the movement only seen in Ref.5204.
Of course, we can not ignore Lange. Lange Double Split is the history of the first mechanical watchmaking with a double chronograph function of the chronograph stopwatch. Its unique integral disk device, break chronograph stopwatch time limit of 60 seconds, recording time interval of up to 30 minutes. In addition, Lange also released 1815 dual-chronograph chronograph chronograph.
The common denominator of these watches is that they are not only equipped with a beautiful sport, with valuable cases, favored by collectors favorably and valuable. “The cheapest” Lange Double Split platinum watch auction price to 90,000 US dollars, rose gold new retail price of $ 128,400. Vacheron Constantin? $ 369,200. Patek Philippe 5370P? $ 249,200. These watches are not mediocre, the target customer base is certainly not an ordinary collector.
On a more basic level, look at the application of most of the precious metal material, which is the opposite of functional design and the original movement. Unlike other sophisticated features, such as moon phases and calendars, chronograph timing means active participation and on-demand use. In many high-level complex functions, in terms of positive interaction, only the three-chronometer can be compared with the double-chasing timing. Many antique chronographs are designed for functional purposes – horse racing, racing, or aerospace – meaning that the watchmaker wears and uses them on the track or helicopter, with the risk of dust, dirt and damage , So antique double chronograph chronograph mostly use of stainless steel, rather than the soft texture of precious metals.
To some extent, if you want to choose a modern chase chronograph, many people will like IWC IWC Doppelchronograph and Harbring Doppel 2.0 / 3.0, not only because these watches design concept more in line with intent, but also because of their positioning more It is possible to realize the desired value.