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missF wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 6:24 am Light blue on this one. Lovely .
(I can't get this watch out of my head. I think it's beautiful, striking, quirky, space-agey. But a reviewer has just called out for me what's quirky about it - no hour markers :shock: Could I wrap my head round a tool watch with a dress dial?? .... :? )

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I quite like this sort of highlighting, the 30 minutes on the 12 subdial, and the 1 1/2 hours on the 6 subdial, if there is some significance to the markings. Anybody know?
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Snipped from Fratello:
different phases of Virgin Galactic’s stratospheric flight:

1. The climb phase (up to 1.5 hours)
2. The boost phase (up to 90 seconds)
3. The time in zero gravity (up to 15 minutes)
The light blue is also lume :thumbup:

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Here's a bit from a review in A Blog to Watch about what those lume plots represent:

In fact, the lumed sections relate to what I was mentioning earlier about the stages of each Virgin Galactic flight. Those flights first involve a 60-90 minute long “mated flight” where the main vehicle is towed into flight via a “mated” plane that it is connected to. That segment is lumed in the chronograph hours counter. Next is the “boost” phase of the flight which lasts for 60-90 seconds. That is when the Virgin Galactic ship accelerates high into the ski nearing the apogee of its flight. This segment is indicated by a 30-second counter (which seems low if the phase takes 60-90 seconds on average). The final phase of flight for Virgin Galactic flights is a descent phase called “Zero-G,” because that is what most of the passengers are there for. This fills up half of the chronograph’s 30-minute counter, a total of 15 minutes.

I like this because it's quirky, and not so much because I'm fascinated by the acceleration phases of Virgin Galactic flights. But I love that it's worked in to the design of the watch.

It makes the lume shot look fab :D
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Edit: posted same info at same time as Rich :thumbup:
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^^^We passed right by each other in the Interwebs :lol:
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rkovars wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 5:16 pm ^^^We passed right by each other in the Interwebs :lol:
One going up and one coming down, like (space) ships that pass in the night?
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Thanks guys, just the explanation I was looking for. The Fortis has always been a favorite in my watch box, though my particular variant is somewhat lacking in the pop of color.
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Primary combination of Volcano Orange and Khaki but with a pop of Black (representing the Carbon Fibre on Jas's @JasH McLaren) on the hands and bird's beak.

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That's not a pop of colour Guy, it's a BANG :cuinlove:
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DavidCM wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 5:36 pm Yellow really does stand out against black or grey/titanium...IMG_20240322_105059011_HDR.jpg
There was I busily enjoying your Porsche Design Chrono when I noticed - there's another 7750-based chrono with a running seconds movement indicator subdial!
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@Bahnstormer_vRS That is a gorgeous looking timepiece!
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How’s about a pop of yellow?
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I like the yellow on the black dial. Just enough of a pop of color!
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