This, I totally agree with this. A balance bridge is just sexy and I love that design. I am really considering a watch with this movement. I have aplenty but I just like this design a lot. Of the watch and the movement.As far as I am concerned I appreciate the „performance increase“ the A26 brings along.
The entire automatic unit was newly developed at Damasko and a new efficient bidirectional pawl winding with 2 ceramic ball bearings to increase winding efficiency was added.
Components made of brass which are commonly known for 2824, 2836 failures have been replaced with hardened steel parts. The balance bridge seems to be a robust part as well.
The components will ensure longevity: They are hardened, free from wear and do not require any lubricants or oils.
I see the price increase justified by the raised quality and longevity of the movements.
By the way, did you all notice (or has it been mentioned already?) that ALL other watches other than chrono's and the DK30/32 are gone?