Friday, December 13, 2013

Landeron 248? Tell Me More!

This is the Le Chronographe Replique II from NIVREL
Courtesy of NIVREL

As we were on the theme of NOS/ or "unexpected" movements I was drawn back to this NIVREL.

The movement is the Landeron 248.  Sort of a nice change of pace from the 7750 or 2892 with "augmentations".  I also appreciate the dial of course, but as we are the topic of movements and provenance I'll try to stay on topic.  Here are some further details straight from the source -

In 2009 – some 15 years after the introduction of the first replica model – NIVREL presented a second model of this kind. The NIVREL Chronographe Replique II is available in two different versions. Both are – in a unique way – an homage to two different NIVREL chronographs from the 1950ies. The original watches had been equipped with a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 47. The replica models also feature a mechanical winding chronograph movement calibre Landeron 248. This movement is from the same product family that was built from 1933 until 1970. The movement measures 13.75‘‘‘, has 17 jewels, a power reserve of 43 hours, and an oscillation of 18.000 A/h. The follow-up model of the original Landeron 47 has been beautifully refurbished by NIVREL, featuring details such as blued screws and gold-plated bridges.

So why not aim a little higher (or at least a little different)?

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