Chaumet Dandy Chronographe XL

Par Florian Matrion, le 4 juin 2010
Dandy Chronographe XL
Dandy Chronographe XL
Diaporama
As a wink to the 1920's cushion-shape chronographs which it modernizes the form, the Dandy Chronograph assumes successfully its status as a male jewel.
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L'avis de la rédaction
60/100
Note des internautes
65/100

Overview

The Plaza's porter assured me that the city has to be discovered on cycle
So it is riding a Dutch bicycle that I take the bus lane on the Avenue Montaigne.

I first look at the double band that separates me from the car and my eyes glide to my left wrist.
They are there too, these bands that energize my Dandy !

 

Hooping of the markers

Hooping of the markers that takes up the shape of the casing, asymmetrical stripes contrasting with the satiny silver that catch the light, date well at six o'clock, noon designed with Art Deco style numbers.
I will not calculate my speed through lack of tachymeter and I will not measure my time to the eight-second because of the absence of graduation.
I do not wear a chronograph, I wear a jewel !

 

Hooping of the markers that takes up the shape of the casing, asymmetrical stripes contrasting with the satiny silver that catch the light...

Watch is men's jewel

According to some, watch is men's jewel.

Why not go all the way the approach and wear around the wrist this elegant cushion with polished faces and satiny flanks that bears the name of a prestigious jeweler and which reasonable dimensions allow to settle it in the hollow of your radius ?

And if you need a watch-making alibi, just remember Chaumet helped Breguet to rise back 30 years ago.

I look up and adjust my path.

The two bands are so close, on the avenue where I cycle as well as on the leather strap, which both grooves remind of the dial's design.

The sleeve of my Prince of Wales slips and the Dandy shrank from my sight.

I can focus on my way and I get through the traffic circle.

 

The movement

At the Bristol, I put a foot on earth and start the chronograph.
The push-button, unlike the very flexible assemble, are a bit harsh.
The grooming, a meeting between the roaring twenties and a more austere modernity, shelters a rough mechanism similar to the Swiss Jura.
It is hidden behind a flat and polished bottom where is engraved the identity of the watch that takes this bands up, like a bar code, half serious, half playful.

At the sight of the Vendome column, I stop the second's race.
The hand of the minute's register also stops hanging between two markers and I forget the length of the escapade.
Counting time? So vulgar.
The hands' ballet enlivens the dial, unendingly and purposelessly. I contemplate it without reading the time.

Walking, I wander like a cyclopedia on the cut flanked square that evokes the casing of the watch.
At the east, above the porch, I decipher the same name as written on the dial.

 

The + :

  • original and coherent design
  • good finishing of the dial and the case
  • a “flattering” brand

 

The – :

  • the push-button a bit harsh
  • the shape and the finishing of the case imperiled to shocks

 

Further information:

  • journalist's wrist size = 16,5 cm
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Données constructeur

Marque
Modèle
Référence constructeur
Boîtier (matière)
Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
Mouvement
Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
Longueur corne à corne
Hauteur boîtier
Etanchéité
Bracelet (matière)
Boucle (type)
Boucle (matière)
Poids total

L'avis de la rédaction 60/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
Pour quelles occasions ? Quand la porter ?

Note des internautes 65/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
Mouvement (/20)
Finitions (/20)
Fonctionnalité (/20)
Bonus (/10)
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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