Méraud Antigua Chronograph

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Re: Méraud Antigua Chronograph

Post by Mark1 » February 8th 2023, 11:12pm

The design has some visual appeal. I don't get the running seconds subdial though, which end of the "compass" needle are you reading?
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Re: Méraud Antigua Chronograph

Post by conjurer » February 8th 2023, 11:44pm

Mark1 wrote:
February 8th 2023, 11:12pm
The design has some visual appeal. I don't get the running seconds subdial though, which end of the "compass" needle are you reading?
I've seen the running seconds design before, but I can't recall when. I suppose the idea is that the running seconds is there to reassure the user that the watch is, indeed, running. Since there's an elapsed time bezel and a chronograph complication, I don't think that the seconds hand is more important than that, apart from perhaps measuring the accuracy of the watch without running the chrono.

Regarding this thing, I really don't know. If they were built and ready to ship, I suppose I might pony up two grand to try one out. The idea of a NOS movement from the 1960s is both cool and hair-raising. Having to send payment in full without getting the watch until the middle of 2023 is a deal-breaker. Been there, done that. If a couple of Belgian wartchemakers promise to ship within a week via DHL, I'd consider it.

It certainly looks nice.
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Re: Méraud Antigua Chronograph

Post by DoctorIvey » February 9th 2023, 7:41pm

conjurer wrote:
February 8th 2023, 11:44pm
Mark1 wrote:
February 8th 2023, 11:12pm
The design has some visual appeal. I don't get the running seconds subdial though, which end of the "compass" needle are you reading?
I've seen the running seconds design before, but I can't recall when. I suppose the idea is that the running seconds is there to reassure the user that the watch is, indeed, running. Since there's an elapsed time bezel and a chronograph complication, I don't think that the seconds hand is more important than that, apart from perhaps measuring the accuracy of the watch without running the chrono.

Regarding this thing, I really don't know. If they were built and ready to ship, I suppose I might pony up two grand to try one out. The idea of a NOS movement from the 1960s is both cool and hair-raising. Having to send payment in full without getting the watch until the middle of 2023 is a deal-breaker. Been there, done that. If a couple of Belgian wartchemakers promise to ship within a week via DHL, I'd consider it.

It certainly looks nice.
+1. I read the article, and maybe I’m missing something. This looks nice, but IMO if I’m going to kickstart a watch it had better be really damn compelling. Two grand, for example, buys a really nice Hammy, or similar. This is an unknown brand. It’s yet to earn goodwill. Personally, an easy pass, but who knows? They could be the next Ming.
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