MAG­NIF­I­CENT SEVEN

World of Watches (Singapore) - - Features -

To build the ul­ti­mate chronograph, one only needs to com­bine all the el­e­ments dis­cussed above…right? Well, not ex­actly. If it isn’t ob­vi­ous enough by now, the per­fect chronograph doesn’t ex­ist, not least be­cause ev­ery wearer’s needs are dif­fer­ent. The ex­er­cise that was done on the pre­ced­ing pages was use­ful for re­veal­ing the breadth of avail­able op­tions to a man­u­fac­ture, but choos­ing one over an­other for any cat­e­gory will al­most cer­tainly en­tail trade-offs, even if they weren’t ex­plic­itly men­tioned. Mak­ing a strong, light­weight, hy­poal­ler­genic ti­ta­nium case us­ing DMLS is cer­tainly an at­trac­tive propo­si­tion, but the process is slow, and far more costly than milling a sim­i­lar case from a block of the same metal. In the same vein of things, a rattrapante chronograph with two col­umn wheels and a ver­ti­cal clutch may be the bee’s knees, but the pro­duc­tion, as­sem­bly, reg­u­la­tion, and ser­vic­ing of such a cal­i­bre will cost its owner, to say the least. Price and value are also im­por­tant fac­tors to con­sider for a watch buyer, which ex­plains the longevity of the work­horse Valjoux 7750 – it’s not per­fect, but it works, and it’s af­ford­able. Ul­ti­mately, op­tions are al­ways a good thing, and the lux­ury of choice never hurts.

TAG Heuer For­mula 1 Cris­tiano Ron­aldo with NATO strap

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