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    Confused Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Hi guys,

    I'm a sucker for exotic movements and have mostly worn stuff that's probably far off the map for the average watch guy. I've been thinking about getting a Tread 2 again as a daily driver (I owned and sold one a few years ago) and I'm curious about what else is out there these days that's at a similar level of weirdness.

    I handled a Ressence Type 3 last week and was blown away by how it looks in person, but the 10-35C operating temperature restriction is a dealbreaker. I could probably go up to a used Type 3 at $20k if I stretch my budget to the absolute extreme, but ideally I'd stick to the sub-$10k range.

    Thanks for suggestions!

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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhanming057 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm a sucker for exotic movements and have mostly worn stuff that's probably far off the map for the average watch guy. I've been thinking about getting a Tread 2 again as a daily driver (I owned and sold one a few years ago) and I'm curious about what else is out there these days that's at a similar level of weirdness.

    I handled a Ressence Type 3 last week and was blown away by how it looks in person, but the 10-35C operating temperature restriction is a dealbreaker. I could probably go up to a used Type 3 at $20k if I stretch my budget to the absolute extreme, but ideally I'd stick to the sub-$10k range.

    Thanks for suggestions!

    Need "weird" or just something that will turn heads?

    Breguet Tradition
    Exotic, Steeped in Horological history of an excellent top tier brand

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    Zenith El Primero Tourbillon
    Sub $20,000 (Used) in house Swiss made Tourbillon.

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    Frank Muller has a bunch of weird complications
    Secret Hours is one I like. Its a mechanical watch that doesn't tell the time (lol) until you hit a mono-pusher. Love that it is a watch that most of the time, doesn't do what a watch is supposed to do.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SST1aTAjlr0

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    Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Mysterious Seconds
    Very Strange orbiting seconds hand

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    Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carree
    Another Strange seconds

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    Breguet Retrograde Seconds
    Absolutely mesmerizing to watch

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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Breguet designers need to enrol in Power Reserve Needle Placement 101.
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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    - HYT do some amazing liquid time displays.
    - MB&F are just plain weird looking (in an awesome way).
    - Urwerk are pretty crazy too.
    - Pretty much anything by Greubel Forsey (pricey though)
    - Romain Jerome have simple movements but intetesting stories behind each model (they call it the DNA)

    All I can think of for now...
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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Habring2 does in house movements and have pretty specialised ones at that. Including dead beat seconds, water resistant repeaters, crown operated chronographs, and a perpetual calendar monopusher split second chronograph.

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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Similar level of weirdness could mean something like HYT, UN Le Freak, Urwerk or Nord Zeitmaschine. Most of them will be far above budget, but there's e.g. a Zeitmaschine Crossnroll for under $20k on chrono24.com.


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    Far closer to us on the weirdness scale, but also easier to find, could be the Carrera Tourbillon.


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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Completely unreadable but certainly a conversation starter.
    The next watch I get will definitively, finally, and without a question, be my last one!

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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Sarpaneva?
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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

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    Sarpaneva?
    I was gonna suggest just that....

    He's got some very unique pieces started at around the 14k mark. And is a highly-regarded indie.
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    Re: Options for super-exotic daily driver

    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Zeitmaschine seems very cool. I read up on the movement and it doesn't seem entirely impossible to live with, although it seems like something I want to see in person before pulling the trigger. The ML Mysterious Seconds strikes me as even less readable because of the cut out hour dial, I've seen it in person and it is a pretty nice piece.

    Sarpaneva also looks incredible and I like the idea of supporting a indie watchmarker, but I imagine that his skeletons are quite a bit beyond $15k?

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