Michael Friedberg Wrote:2. The calibre 89360 (and 89361 and presumably 89365, although I didn't ask) use a different system to deal with the drop in amplitude. It is not that the balance and hairspring are adjusted for isochronism (althought they are) but rather that there is a different design to the chronograph, using a so-called "vertical clutch". The vertical clutch is a new design technique and not used in IWC's outsourced chronographs, which are Valjoux based. A discussion of the design of the 89360 can be found, I believe, in the archives and is based on a discussion with Stefan Ihnen, who designed the c. 89360 and is now IWC's Technical Director. The avoidance of amplitude loss here is uniquely a matter of parts-design and not fine-tuning.
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Sincerely, Kelvin Leung_______________________________________________________________________________________Repeat after me: I don't need another IWC, I really don't need another IWC...
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minimalist Wrote:Thank you all...Anyway, I love a vertical clutch & column wheel... It's enough :)
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