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great pics, ~B~! thanks!

where to kop VC tea set?

Oh it's pretty easy...

Buy that big shiny watch with a hole in the dial, that has this funny moving revolving thingie. Then email their CEO Charlie with a pic asking for a matching bespoke espresso demitasse... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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~ B ~ those VCs of an MC Escher set? I wish I could see them more closely... look amazing!

No idea but I think they're VC's own design, made by their in-house enamellers. It's a set of 3 for 2013 - they did a set last year too.

Wanna see closer-up pics?
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Shoes? Watches? Needed a hat too given cold NYC weather.

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Real nice Frilly! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Nice watches, I actually got to see all 3 at the W&W event. Lemme see if I can find the pics...

The Reverso Gyro is sexxxy.

Would still prefer Newcomer's avatar though.smile.gif
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Looks like a great event!  Thanks for sharing some photos.   After my last VC purchase they sent me chocolates with the Maltese Cross around the holidays, like the ones pictured above.   I love their Les Historiques line of watches, as shown above.  My favorite current model is the American 1921.  Its offset dial and the cushion shaped case really stand out in a sea of round watches. 

Looks like you had fun, thanks again for sharing some photos. 

Definitely, not crazy!  I tried one of these on a few years ago, and its still my favorite offering from them.  Sadly, its price has sky rocketed in recent years.  When it was first introduced its MSRP was about $25K...now its $40K.   

The Chronometer Royal is a very nice watch, but it just doesn't do much for me.  The various elements, dial with elegant Arabic numerals, cool hands, and classic case shape are all components that I really like, but for some reason they just don't do much for me in this watch.  

That Perpetual Calendar Chronograph is amazing.  A few weeks ago Frills and I tried one on in the NYC boutique and it was amazing.  I think its a piece I'd prefer in rose.  The details of the stars and the moon really seem to come to life in rose.

The Snake watch is very cool, although I think their are other watches from VC that I'd prefer.  They have used that design for time and date in the past.  A few years ago you had to buy them as a set of 4 watches.  Nice, but I don't know that I'd need 4 watches that were basically the same just in different colors.   

Thanks Dino! I actually prefer the NY boutique edition 1921, the one with big luminous Arabic numerals like the original vintage VC. I wear my watches on the right hand so neither work for me (unless I go bespoke!).

Love the Historiques line too, although they carry a huge premium over the Patrimony line while still sharing the same movements. A sentiment echoed among the VC community as well.

25k for the 1921 was not cheap, but 40k is just crazy!

I think the current Chronometre Royal is just a sad shadow of the 1950s versions, in beauty, movement and actual timekeeping.

More pics to come in Part II of the W&W event!
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Quick question, what do you guys think of this leather case I've designed for my watch? Rugged cow leather, red exterior, tan suede interior. Can function as a travel trinket tray. And is further contained in a handmade paper box. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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I think it is a very cool case. I personally like "travel cases." I find that the "home box" is sometimes just too large to be functional. And for some reason or another, I always tend to be transporting my watches from some place to another.

It looks very nice, and I like that you have tied it together with your brand.
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That's a nice change of pace from the wooden 'presentation boxes' that for me, generally end up on a shelf or in a drawer someplace.  I might actually use this as a travel case since it wouldn't take up much packing space and I like to travel light.

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Thanks guys!

If you read my brief on the box (http://maisonceladon.tumblr.com/post/57649759566/in-honour-of-the-inauguration-of-the-celadon), it's almost as if you both read my mind!

Save space at home, perfect for travel, beautiful etc.
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Looking good, no f.cheers.gif
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Nice XXI
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^^ looks great, jh ^^
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Definitely, not a watch tragedy at all.  You wanted a PAM, you got to scratch that itch, and you gained some personal ownership experience. So I think that alone made it worth purchasing. Sometimes we find a watch, as much as we lusted for it, just doesn't fit our needs or in with our lifestyle, and then its time to find it a good new home.  Wishing you lots of luck with finding a new home for your 112. 
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Stitchy - yeah hard to know in advance how other members of the watch family will fade once you add a newbie. Glad you're having fun with the ToG though!

thanks for the thoughts guys. i defo learned a lot from it, and it was awesome to own another iconic watch. i think though that for me, in the 5-9k MSRP range, its hard to have more than 2 for me. for me to get to 3, i think i would have to hit the next level. obvi not everyone is that way.

im still on the fence. i may send it to a guy a know to show it in his store, see if i can get a real nice ask, and then take it from there if i dont get as much as i want.
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Cold again. Time to break out the Schott moto. Alden Indys today. As RogerP notes, substantial shoes. Daytona to complete the supposedly "rugged" look.

this is super cool.
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want so bad. do not love the gold tones on the tryptique tho. prefer the all silver/blue/black tones.
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Oh it's pretty easy...
Buy that big shiny watch with a hole in the dial, that has this funny moving revolving thingie. Then email their CEO Charlie with a pic asking for a matching bespoke espresso demitasse... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

brb
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My Longines Master Collection Chronograph getting some wrist action.

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Channelling the power of the Dark Side today:

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