A Montblanc Villeret Minerva Rattrapante " only ", would you be in?

May 27, 2016,23:28 PM
 

Ok, let's dream a bit. 


Somewhere in the 30's or early 40's, there was that:





A big steel case, with a Valjoux Cal 55 inside, rattrapante Chronograph. 

Then we saw that: The Exotourbillon Rattrapante. With its wonderful Cal 16.61:








Now, remove the tourbillon, just keep the Rattrapante.

Add an enamel dial, white, blue or black, and a 43 / 44 mm case. 

Case? Platinum, Tantalum, or Steel. 

THAT would be my dream! 

You? 

Best,

Nicolas


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 By: M4 : May 28th, 2016-06:36
Under 14mm thick, which has become the new "no go" for me. I'm more interested in case thickness than diameter, witness the 1858 Tachy at 13mm thick and 44mm diameter, yet wears so comfortably under a shirt sleeve. By all means scrap the tourbillion and g... 

Under 14 mm... That would be better, much better. Now, 42 mm would be perfect, to me.

 
 By: amanico : May 28th, 2016-06:41
Thanks for your feedback, M4. I am just totally mad about Rattrapantes, and still waiting for the one which would drive me crazy! Best, Nicolas

Minerva rattrapante

 
 By: chezlaskin : May 28th, 2016-07:19
A few years back I owned a black dial version of that vintage Minerva rattrapante in this post, in most ways the same basic watch as the Universal and Rolex versions of this rattrapante that just sold for huge prices at auction. Certainly the movement is ... 

Also, cream colored dial for steel, . . .

 
 By: M4 : May 28th, 2016-17:02
. . . slate gray for tantalum, and salmon for platinum. (Yes I'm hoping to see a pic of a certain salmon dial Breguet ! ). M4

Duly noted. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : May 28th, 2016-22:54

In steel will be crazy! Plus enamel dial

 
 By: jrwong23 : May 28th, 2016-22:12
That will be a real classic in the making and potentially an auction house darling decades later Nice dream Nico. I realize you like to dream :p Good dreams of course And then we Vlads cause nightmares on others .... Muahahahahah :p Cheers Robin