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Thanks - I think he's hoping for a more 'traditional' manufacture in the vein of JLC, GP, Zenith, etc.

How much is VC's bespoke offering (stock movement, just dial changes)?

Would he consider any of the independents? Laurent Ferrier comes to mind
post #3362 of 4021
@IGotld That's a beauty.
post #3363 of 4021
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Thanks - I think he's hoping for a more 'traditional' manufacture in the vein of JLC, GP, Zenith, etc.

How much is VC's bespoke offering (stock movement, just dial changes)?

I don't know anyone who has used their bespoke service.  You would need to contact VC through your nearest AD or contact their boutiques in Geneva for pricing info. 

 

Here is a link on their website regarding custom pieces.   http://ateliercabinotiers.vacheron-constantin.com/en2/atelier-cabinotiers-custom-watches

post #3364 of 4021
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OK so it's arrived - picture below. I've been looking for one of these for a while and had the reference number set up as a saved search on Chrono24. Got an alert on Sunday, accepted their offer, paid via Chrono24's escrow service and it was shipped from Spain on Wed to arrive at the office Thu.


Darker strap courtesy of Jean Rousseau in Piccadilly Arcade:

post #3365 of 4021
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Does anyone know which reputable brands offer custom watches? Not necessarily built up from the ground, brand new movements, but maybe just custom dials with modules off an existing model.

I can think of Vacheron and RGM, but anyone else? I know Patek does as well, but you have to be an existing customer of some repute.

My father-in-law is looking and he has a budget of about $60-$70K.

At a lower price point I have had a custom watch made by Garrick, mine was their original watch the Shaftesbury but they now produce a higher spec watch the Portsmouth in conjunction with Andreas Strehler at £18,000.

http://www.garrick.co.uk/the-portsmouth/

It is not my style but they are good people to work with to produce something to your own design.

Other makers outside the big Swiss who may be able to help include Voutilainen and Sarpaneva.
post #3366 of 4021
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Would he consider any of the independents? Laurent Ferrier comes to mind

Agree. As do:

Kari Voutilainen - though think it'll be pretty over budget
H. Moser - one of the more under appreciated companies IMO
A. Favre
Volker Vyskocil
Bovet
post #3367 of 4021
@cchen What is this cloth on your instagram? https://www.instagram.com/p/BGcSVogCoGa/

Monaco today

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@cchen What is this cloth on your instagram? https://www.instagram.com/p/BGcSVogCoGa/

Monaco today


it's a wool/silk/linen mix but unfortunately don't know the mill. it's from a liverano for the armoury jacket
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Agree. As do:

Kari Voutilainen - though think it'll be pretty over budget
H. Moser - one of the more under appreciated companies IMO
A. Favre
Volker Vyskocil
Bovet

Thanks everyone - do Moser and JLC really do custom? I thought JLC does some minor dial changes to the Reverso, but nothing more
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I really do love mine...a pic for some inspiration?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Magnificent. It's one of those watches that doesn't immediately pop out at you, but the more and more you see it, you realize that it's something truly special. 

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I've wanted this one for a long time... smile.gif


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I've wanted this one for a long time... smile.gif


Not a fan of the huge lettering
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Watch paired with a Cucinelli

 

I aspire to wear vicuna from Loro Piana and Patek Calatrava someday..

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I've wanted this one for a long time... smile.gif

Congratulations. A friend has this and it's a stunning watch in the flesh. Glows, somehow.
post #3375 of 4021
Been in HK less than 24 hours and it seems as though quite literally everyone has a stainless Rolex (Subs being the most common). Literally, everyone from children to retail employees proudly sport a Sub or GMT. It also seems as though Tudor is pushing hard in Asia as their massive billboards are everywhere.
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