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seeking for advise : dornblueth 99.0 or 99.1

I am looking for my next target, Dornblueth 99.0 or 99.1

about the different of movement:
no. of rubies and the following:
"oversized eccentric second display, indirectly driven below the train by means of an intermediate gear, with friction spring and cantilevered second pinion"

I don't know what is means... can anyone explain to me... sorry and many thanks.
well, is the different worth to pay more ?

thanks !
 
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Well,
The only difference of the 99.1 compared to the 99.0 is indeed the larger sub-second counter and its placement. Some say that this larger sub-dial is the better way to go regarding (puristic) aspects of design. The French would say "Grand Petit Seconde" which sounds much better then Big Sub-second counter, doesn´t it.

I like both, the 99.0 and the 99.1 but my vote would go to the 99.1 too. I think that the technical gimmick is worth the price.

In order to achieve this larger eccentric (not out of the middle) second, Dornblüth placed an indirect intermediate gear under the wheelwork.
This is/was a modification Dornblüth never made before when basicly using the Unitas ébauche.

 

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Beautiful watch and excellent explanation Mike.
Wish I was deciding between those 2!
 
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