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Pick the winner - Men's Chronometry category (GPHG)


Choose your winner - Chronometry Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) -   

22 members have voted

  1. 1. Money no object, which would you wear? More categories daily

    • Armin Strom
      5
    • Bernhard Lederer
      2
    • Brivet-Naudot
      2
    • Ferdinard Berthoud
      10
    • Moser
      3
    • Theo Auffret
      0

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  • Poll closed on 19/09/20 at 07:00

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9 minutes ago, scottswatches said:

More of a challenge this one

I would agree with that, Scott, mainly because it’s difficult to know what bits of chronometric magic the watch is actually boasting. So I will go purely on looks, and the only one I would be remotely tempted to wear is the Ferdinand Berthoud because it looks like a normal watch. No idea what else it does...

The Eccentricity one is well named. I couldn’t cope with a watch that I have to stare at in puzzlement to work out the time. Yes, I know I wear a Meistersinger but that’s easy! The others at least have some form of legible dial, though telling the time seems to be of secondary significance on some. Ars gratia artis?

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29 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Ferdinand the Bert Hound for me because it's the easier read out of the selection.

I have just read up on it and discovered that it has a fusée movement. How very 18th century.

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I’m with George Daniels edict...

”The most important thing in building a watch is the aesthetics, foremost being able to read the time”

Therefore, if pushed, it would be the Ferdinand Berthoud.

 

Which muppet made these selections, do they get paid?
 

”Gis A Job”

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1 hour ago, Karrusel said:


I’m with George Daniels edict...

”The most important thing in building a watch is the aesthetics, foremost being able to read the time”

Therefore, if pushed, it would be the Ferdinand Berthoud.

 

 

:yes:

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1 hour ago, scottswatches said:

I quite like the key winding throwback - the watch has no crown

I've read an article about it on Monochrome now. Gives a totally different perspective to the thumbnail shot above. If I had CHF 75k lying about doing nothing, I'd be tempted.

1 hour ago, Karrusel said:


I’m with George Daniels edict...

”The most important thing in building a watch is the aesthetics, foremost being able to read the time”

I'm not sure this is true any more. Especially at this level. I'm not going to spend £65k on a handmade watch (the Eccentricity) for anything so mundane as knowing the time. I can get that from my phone.

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58 minutes ago, spinynorman said:

I'm not sure this is true any more. Especially at this level. I'm not going to spend £65k on a handmade watch (the Eccentricity) for anything so mundane as knowing the time. I can get that from my phone.

:nono:

Plenty of well healed aficionados around that would pay significantly more (add an extra 0) than this, for a simple, unique, beautifully crafted, aesthetically pleasing, timepiece...trust me! :yes:

When you have been infected & drawn deeper into this addiction as long as me, I’m confident you will understand why?

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The Armin Strom is actually their new entry level watch. My grail watch of theirs's is at the other end of the scale. When I first saw the watch face, I was puzzled about what was opposite the actual dial. I'd certainly like to see it in the flesh, as at the top is the mini rotor that powers the watch and I'm curious about how I would get on with that being on the watch face in reality.

MB&F do lots of collaborations with other companies, but the one with Moser has to be one of the oddest. I'm not a fan of the latter - unlike most - so that put's me off a bit.

I will go with Armin Strom. 

Edit - forgot to mention, if you go onto the  Armin Strom website, you can do some limited configuration with different coloured dials, straps etc.  

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All pretty awful especially if you're actually trying to tell the time. I went with the Moser for overall aesthetic but I note that most of the grandads on here have gone for the Berthoud, which is probably the easiest to tell the time on :laugh:

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