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Stop? Digital!

One of my rules: Graphs must be good to read. Good means fast and clear. That applies to all measuring instruments. For watches, too.

Classical watches are beautiful because they are mechanical. They show all values with analog scales. Not good for readability. But nothing else worked. So far. This watch breaks the rules. The stop function looks digital but works with a mechanic drive. That’s new and difficult to produce. Grand complication. You need 800 individual parts and 4 barrels to build it.

Porsche Design Indicator

The Porsche Design INDICATOR (P’6910) with a mechanical digital stop function display –
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The stop function is much better readable. Better than with individual indicators for hours, minutes, seconds and tenths of seconds. I see: ANALOG WAS NOT THE CONSEQUENCE OF MISSING READABILITY BUT A CONSEQUENCE OF THE MECHANICS.

However, I like clocks with analog indicators. But not in controlling. There, indicators remain old and stupid.