Thanks. I'm glad you liked the photos of my Carree. I find the "Stepped" lugs really add to that sense of different layers to the watch and the continued use of square shapes really attracted me. I can understand your being drawn toward round watches, its what we are most use to seeing these days. I wanted my first dress watch to be as different as possible from my daily wearers or other watches I had owned. So I chose a non-round watch in rose gold. Your impression about VC's designs often being whimsical is spot on! For many decades until roughly the 1950's -1960s, they were basically the top brand of the "Big Three." However, unlike many of the designs from PP or AP; VCs designs were more adventurous and often played with the shapes of lugs and cases .
Love that Chronometer Royal in the photo. Very cool watch, also referred to as the Batman watch due to its shape (it was never used in a Batman TV show or movie).
A classic Vacheron Dress watch...with I believe in house cal 1400. Looks great!
Thanks! and Yes if I'm not mistaken the movement used was their first manual wind non complicated movement produced in house in a long time. In regards to your comment on VC and the other big three i remember a quote along the lines of "Vacheron Constantin was the greatest watch maker of my grandfathers generation" Even my mother used to tell me how during my Grandfathers time it was Vacheron who was the watchmaker to beat and this is in Singapore so yes we do have some watch lovers here besides the Omega/Rolex crowd! . And honestly even though Patek or lange might have better movements or finishings or w/e Vacheron IMO makes the most beautiful pieces the movement might only slightly lose out to patek but the case itself is art. Strangely enough I've been asked about 20 times while wearing that VC i posted "is that a patek". And the number of times i have been asked while wearing my actual Patek is zero which is pretty ironic lol. Vacheron seems to have been making a comeback in recent years though but I'm glad the general population still hasn't heard of VC same can be said about Patek but in my experience even some people who know about Patek Philippe will have not heard of Vacheron Constantin