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BaselWorld 2018 - David Candaux

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The 1740 Half-Hunter is flat out tremendious.  My "Best of Show" for this year.
Great design, surperb finishing and super-light with the movement, not just the case in titanium.
The tourbillon at 9 and the convex dial at 3 are coverd by separate small sapphire domes.  The rest of the dial including the guilloché is open and can be touched.
It is uncanny, those small domes are almost invisable, one has the impression the dial is completely open.
The telescopic crown is at the bottom of the dial.  A light push and it telescopes up for winding and time setting.  Another push and it descends down and out of the way again.
The balance wheel in the tourbillon is at 30° to the tourbillon base.  If that really increases the accuracy is, IMHO, not that important, but it sure looks good with it's blued cage.
I congratulate David on a very successful watch.
 
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Tim_M March 31st, 2018-09:39
Excellent, and much-improved This feels like the definitive version of the 1740. Although the original was beautifully made, impressively engineered, and worthy of its GPHG nomination, objections of similarity to works by established brands were well-grounded and must have grated on ... 
Incandenza March 31st, 2018-13:15
Great analysis I love this watch. But I have one reservation. The original prototype had a 5-second remontoire attached to the central seconds hand, which gave a beautiful display. Sadly. it seems that technical difficulties prevented that feature from being included in... 
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SALMANQ8 March 31st, 2018-09:48
Look forward to his time only piece.... As beautiful as this piece is I am not convinced by Tourbillons even from an artistic point of view. S
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Walter March 31st, 2018-10:13
Congratulations ! I have never seen this watch before. This is excellent art of watchmaking with a clear statement to the roots. Only the hands and the cage must have the same color, than it is perfect. Best Walter
ztirual March 31st, 2018-10:20
I met David only too late at the last dinner of the independants watchmakers and collectors held during the SIHH. Alas I was on my way out of the restaurant but I was completely fascinated by the watchmaker, his watch and his ethos. David's work is so original and am... 
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VMM March 31st, 2018-11:50
Very nice timepiece. Love it. There are many things I like about it. Beautiful movement, love the crown mechanism, cool feature. Do you know what's the size? I've been checking his website where there is a lot of information about the watch with great pictures but I can't find the cas... 
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Cpt Scarlet March 31st, 2018-11:59
Excellent... work with this new piece. Dial looks very good as does the execution of the movement. 43mm should still be good as I think that any smaller would underplay the style and caricature. Looking forward to seeing this watch in person. Thank you for the photos ... 
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Watchonthewrist April 1st, 2018-01:39
Amazing looking watch 👌🏻😘 Would love to try it on my wrist one day and meet the master himself . Thanks for the post and pics
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