The model has heard a rising variety of requests from Depancel collectors and lovers alike to return to their racing chronograph roots. Despite the fact that they’ve executed away with their on-line questionnaire that enables for the neighborhood to straight make options as to what they’d like to see from the model, the Legend 60s chronograph proves that they firmly nonetheless have their ear to the bottom. And what higher approach to return to their “racing chronograph roots” than to develop a watch impressed by the Method One racing scene within the Sixties.
The Legend 60s marks one other first for the Depancel, and that comes within the type of utilizing a hand-wound motion for the very first time. The engine in query is the Seagull ST1901, a motion that may hint its lineage again to the historic Venus 175 chronograph. Venus provided a few of the most correct and respected actions of the time, and was seemingly inside the watches worn by these within the paddock or within the crowd whereas watching (and timing) the likes of Phil Hill, Bruce McLaren, and Sir Jack Brabham blasting their manner across the observe. Just like the Venus 175 Chronograph, the Seagull ST1901 motion is sans an oscillating weight, displaying all the structure by an exhibition caseback.
On the flipside, Depancel determined to maintain the dial as conventional as doable, opting to go along with a Panda and Reverse Panda. However the extra attention-grabbing dial characteristic resides on the periphery. A pulsometer scale as much as 150 beats per minute, and a “purple zone” ought to the ol’ ticker hit 200 bpm, is positioned from the twelve o’clock marker to 3. The remainder of the dial’s periphery shows a km/h tachymeter scale as much as 200 km/h, and just like the pulsometer, additionally demarcates a “purple zone” as much as 240 km/h if at any level your foot will get heavy on the pedal.
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