A few weeks back, the 20th of February to be exact, Ian Skellern of Quill & Pad unloaded quite the bomb on the Interwebs with a compressive and detailed introduction to the Agengraphe by Agenhor. A significantly re-thought chronograph since — as Ian put it — since the invention of the chronograph.
But what would compel one to make such a bold claim? The answer to that question is quite possibly the only simple one this this entire episode. It’s because Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, the movement-magician that he is, has, in fact, given traditional approaches to chronograph mechanisms a right and good kick in the posterior.
You can go on to read Ian’s deep explanation of the mechanism that Jean-Marc’s dreamt up, but allow me to — attempt — giving you the CliffsNotes.
So, we start with the overall movement, which is in essence the same one used in the 2016 Visionnaire DTZ minus the central second timezone display. Instead, the complete chronograph indication mechanism is mounted here now on the center cam shaft. More on this later.