I haven't looked at the Tradititionelle Small Seconds in some time. However, I don't recall thinking the movement looked too small for the case. You may want to take another look at the Hodinkee article comparing the VC, Lange and Journe...just for some perspective. There is a photo showing the backs/movements of all three together. While the metal section of the VC case back isn't the narrowest on the market, its the case diameter is the size as a PP 5296, but the VC movement's diameter is larger 28.6 rather than 27mm. Anyway, no right or wrong, if you feel the movement in the VC would be too small for you that cool...I just think there are many watches out there that are worse small movement to case size ratio offenders than VC (or the 5296...just used that for comparison sake).
Always a pleasure to see another RO.
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Lots of possibilities for dress watches without seconds hands, a few additional pieces to consider the Piaget Altiplano, Cartier Tank XL, VC, JLC Master Ultra Thin, AP Jules Audemars, etc.