Originally Posted by Dino944
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!