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What's the red thingy top left?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-a-lange-and-sohne-datograph-perpetual-tourbillon

Natürlich the ab/auf-meter.
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Ach so - das ist gut
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I'm usually not one for Tag (though some of the new Carreras do catch my eye every now and then) but I found this older PVDed Super Pro at a good price and couldn't pass it up.




Nearly 30 years old and barely a mark anywhere on the PVD coating.
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I haven't seen anyone post these two new ones from Cartier:





I've been thinking about adding a Cartier & assuming a good fit am considering the first one.
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I haven't seen anyone post these two new ones from Cartier:





I've been thinking about adding a Cartier & assuming a good fit am considering the first one.

I'm a fan! Ud swap my Calibre de Cartier leather for this
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I haven't seen anyone post these two new ones from Cartier:

I've been thinking about adding a Cartier & assuming a good fit am considering the first one.

Yes, I saw photos.  I like Cartier watches, especially those with interesting shapes. These look inspired by some vintage Piagets and VCs I've seen from the 1970s with a very similar case shape.  Thankfully, without the 1970's "Bark" finish.

 

The movement in the top date small seconds model is their in house cal 1904, which is also found in the Calibre, Tank MC, and Tank Anglaise XL.  I wish the Drive did not have a date window, as I am not in love with the way the date is a bit toward the center of the dial and cuts some of the Roman III away.  If they had to give it a date I wish the date were more toward the outside of the dial and they completely eliminated the Roman III.

 

Overall, its a nice piece and the date/small seconds model in steel has a very reasonable projected MSRP of about $6,200.   Not sure about the price of the more complicated model.  Cheers!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Yes, I saw photos.  I like Cartier watches, especially those with interesting shapes. These look inspired by some vintage Piagets and VCs I've seen from the 1970s with a very similar case shape.  Thankfully, without the 1970's "Bark" finish.

 

The movement in the top date small seconds model is their in house cal 1904, which is also found in the Calibre, Tank MC, and Tank Anglaise XL.  I wish the Drive did not have a date window, as I am not in love with the way the date is a bit toward the center of the dial and cuts some of the Roman III away.  If they had to give it a date I wish the date were more toward the outside of the dial and they completely eliminated the Roman III.

 

Overall, its a nice piece and the date/small seconds model in steel has a very reasonable projected MSRP of about $6,200.   Not sure about the price of the more complicated model.  Cheers!

 

$8750 for the more complicated version. From pics I can't decide if I like that one more or less than the time/date version.

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I want another watch... this is dangerous. 

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$8750 for the more complicated version. From pics I can't decide if I like that one more or less than the time/date version.
Less, for me. Much clunkier than other watches with similar complications. But the basic Drive I like more than the Tank MC, and for probably similar money discounted.
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Less, for me. Much clunkier than other watches with similar complications. But the basic Drive I like more than the Tank MC, and for probably similar money discounted.

 

Any idea on the thickness of either version?

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I generally have very similar tastes in watches as Ben Clymer (smaller watches with classic designs), but I'm not as high on the first watch as he is. It's a bit too stylized for me. (That said, if someone gave it to me as a gift, I would wear it with frequency and with pride.) I'm also not a huge fan of the date window, but I think that Cartier envisions this watch as a daily wearer for a man with one watch or a handful of watches, and daily wearers have dates. If the watch had to have a date window, it's in the right place: it cuts the minutes track at the same place as the seconds subdial, and allows the watch to retain a full set of Roman numerals.
Edited by Ambulance Chaser - 1/23/16 at 10:37am
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I read 11.5mm for the base model.

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Any idea on the thickness of either version?
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Seems the big date has spread from Lange via VC Overseas, to finally infect Cartier.  Dino, you should write a letter!  I also thought "Piaget" when I first saw it.

 

 

Richemont DNA...

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But VC has now (sadly) ditched the big date on the otherwise pretty exemplary new Overseas chrono -- for the scourge of the 4-5, off colour.

 

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I read 11.5mm for the base model.

 

Any info on the 'dual-time'?

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