tiktok wrote: ↑
November 2nd 2019, 3:21pm
IWC the same, bloated and no in house for under 8-9K.
The current Pilot Spitfire, the basic time-and-date model in steel, costs a hair above $4300. The movement's roughly 2892-based, but no longer the completely generic thing...
...more like a new design built on the 2892 baseplate.
Unlike ETA, they've managed to boost the power reserve to 72h, without reducing the frequency from 28 800 a/h.
$5700 buys the chrono version, which is built on the 7750 baseplate, but they've kicked most of the 7750 out of it, replacing the cam with a column wheel (which means pretty much a complete redesign of the chrono mechanism), and throwing out the entire auto winding assembly in favour of the Pellaton pawl system.
Guess that's better than Breitling - they add pretty much nothing of their own to the ETAs they use.