I really do like this watch even if it does have a bit of the Swatch Group stench from it. Let me clarify, the Swatch Group does not stink... but corporate culture when it comes to watch making does. "Make sure this watch doesn't compete with this watch!" "We must consider brand value!" Union Glashutte is a great German brand, but I am afraid that the Swiss overlords are keeping it from its full potential. I mean, you really can't even get the Union Glashutte watches in the US, crazy right? Well this Averin Chronograph is a nifty watch that uses the Valjoux 7751 automatic movement that I have always been a fan of (unless you don't like looking at tiny information windows). a cool watch with a nice style.
One this that strikes me as being... well curious to say that least, is that this isn't the only watch that has this movement. A movement that I should is, is as strange as the watch. Why? Well, because it has that ability to slow down and speed up the clock. Where did you hear about this before? Well it was in the Horus Ultramarinum. Horus of course got their movements from BNB Concept. The only difference is that the La Clef du Temps watch orients the tourbillon horizontally to stick out through that side window. More of a trick with gears (albeit complex) than it being a new movement. Confrerie Horlogere says that the watch dial is meant to look like a human head or skull. It does, and I can't help but think that the dial and movement look like brass brains. Which in fact is precisely what the image is meant to represent. Perhaps in the future where this watch may fit in, we will be mere brains in mechanical bodies.