30 Mar '15, 4pm

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The Eichi looks uninteresting due to its plain linear brush finish across the two bridges, but the fine pitch and uniformity of the pattern are superb. Both the Simplicity and the Galet Micro-Rotor have similar widths on their Geneva stripes, which is to say they’re both gorgeously wide. The Dufour wins on uniformity of the arc pattern, but the stripes are slightly overlapping at the boundaries, creating a softer look. The Laurent Ferrier seems to have used a slightly more aggressive pressure to cut, resulting in a coarser texture, but this has the benefit of cleaner cut boundaries with zero overlap between stripes. Also note that Dufour seems to have used a smaller diameter tool compared to Laurent Ferrier, resulting in more curvaceous reflections. Another point to be praised when looking at these movements up close is the complete absence of burrs around engravings. The ...

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