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Old 6 October 2022, 09:15 PM   #31
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There are quite a few indeed. At the time I typed "Voutilainen Obervatoire" (or "Vingt-8" but it was just released back then) on google for the pictures (I have a file of 140+ pics) and had plenty of pattern samples I could choose from. You also have a video from Watchbox reviews on Youtube.
Thatís exactly my dilemma. Too many to choose from
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Old 7 October 2022, 01:16 AM   #32
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Thatís exactly my dilemma. Too many to choose from
Have a visit to your nearest Voutilainen official retailer ? => Finland!
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Old 7 October 2022, 02:10 AM   #33
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Here are 2 that I love as well
Lovely DB and RM
Thanks for sharing your collection. I do like your flat white dial Vingt-8. It is very minimalist and crisp.
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Old 7 October 2022, 08:09 AM   #34
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Lovely DB and RM
Thanks for sharing your collection. I do like your flat white dial Vingt-8. It is very minimalist and crisp.
Thank you and it's a pleasure to share. Yes, the white dial had this nice pure spirit I liked at first too :)
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What do the experts opine as the pros and cons of a Laurent Ferrier Micro-Rotor based watch (objectively speaking) in any area you'd like to comment on?
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Old 7 October 2022, 10:56 AM   #36
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Have a visit to your nearest Voutilainen official retailer ? => Finland!
I may visit Milan next year, and I may hop on the train over to Switzerland to visit the atelier. If that cannot solve my dilemma, I am hopeless.
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Old 7 October 2022, 03:37 PM   #37
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What do the experts opine as the pros and cons of a Laurent Ferrier Micro-Rotor based watch (objectively speaking) in any area you'd like to comment on?
I just received mine 1 month ago and I'm very happy with it. It's very understated which for me is important these days in that you can wear it everywhere. The back is beautifully finished. Mine is an autumn dial with Eastern Arabic numerals.
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Old 7 October 2022, 08:33 PM   #38
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What do the experts opine as the pros and cons of a Laurent Ferrier Micro-Rotor based watch (objectively speaking) in any area you'd like to comment on?
To me, one of the most elegant watches out there, the movement is stunning. The only thing I would check is the kind of caliber spec.

The movement has a natural escapement. But a friend of mine told me a few years ago that they were thinking about providing some watches without this feature. I don't know if they did it finally or not. However, when buying, I would check the movement has this natural escapement if it's something important to you.

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I may visit Milan next year, and I may hop on the train over to Switzerland to visit the atelier. If that cannot solve my dilemma, I am hopeless.
This would be awesome, so many things to see and models that have maybe not been disclosed, seeing how they do their handcrafting work...

For the dial, you will still be able to replace it in the future if you need too I guess.
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Old 8 October 2022, 03:43 AM   #39
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For the dial, you will still be able to replace it in the future if you need too I guess.
That is so true.
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Old 8 October 2022, 08:50 AM   #40
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The movement has a natural escapement. But a friend of mine told me a few years ago that they were thinking about providing some watches without this feature. I don't know if they did it finally or not. However, when buying, I would check the movement has this natural escapement if it's something important to you.
Their newer calibers use a standard swiss lever escapement but the micro-rotor automatic movement still comes with the natural escapement. I had heard that adjusting it can be tricky and more time consuming than the standard swiss lever escapement.

I'd be curious to know about long term experiences of forum members with any of the 3 popular movements based on a variant of the natural escapement:

- LF's micro rotor movement
- KV's Vingt-8 movement
- FPJ's CO (apparently only 2 FPJ watchmakers can adjust this one)
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Old 8 October 2022, 10:12 PM   #41
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Their newer calibers use a standard swiss lever escapement but the micro-rotor automatic movement still comes with the natural escapement.
Thank you for the info.
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Old 19 October 2022, 05:03 PM   #42
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With all references based on caliber CHR 27-527 PS now discontinued, anyone wanting hand finished sharp interior angles in a new PP watch would need to get into the MR territory.
CHR 27-527 is back in reference 5373P. Any takers?
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