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Q&A: FP Journe, Lange, Laurent Ferrier, & Black Bay 58 v. Datejust

Answering your questions from Instagram.

June 15, 2020

1) What are your thoughts on Laurent Ferrier?
Ferrier the brand has been one of our favorites for a long time, with the Gallet Square taking the cake as one of the most classically designed, but still interesting watches any of us have seen in a long time. We’re actually going to be working with the brand in the near future, so expect some more in depth reviews to come soon.

2) Best movements in the industry?
This is a big question to try and answer, with so many different complications and varieties of movements out there on the market, so it’s hard to really narrow it down. There are, however, a few exceptional options. The first is the movement powering the FP Journe Chronometre Souverain, the caliber 1304. The movement is executed entirely in rose gold, and is COSC certified. The second movement is by Gronefeld, and it’s their 1941 caliber G05, and the level of detail and finishing is, as Quill & Pad put it, a “feast.” Third, we have the A. Lange & Sohne caliber L9515 which powers their 1815 Chronograph. The movement is a total stunner, with some of the most beautiful finishing on any movement there is, and the hand-engraved balance cock is something truly special to behold.

3) I’m thinking of selling my Tudor Black Bay 58 for a Rolex Datejust 1603 w/ a white Buckley dial. Thoughts?
First and foremost, it’s worth pointing out that the 1603 with a white Buckley dial is actually pretty uncommon, so that on its own helps to set the watch apart from others of its ilk. It’s also a bit dressier than the Black Bay 58, which is a sport watch through and through. So it really depends on what you’re after in terms of the kind of functions you want the watch to serve in your life.

4) What will T&H look like after Quarantine?
Lots more of the kinds of content, like Collector Stories, that we’ve come to love making and introducing to a space where there isn’t necessarily as much of that kind of content. We’ll also be working with a ton more brands to bring not just reviews, but their stories to you guys, and tell them in a unique and, hopefully, insightful and entertaining way.

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