1755: a Significant Number

A personal milestone is fast approaching of 1755 posts at The Hour Lounge.  To celebrate this V&C inspired number, I am preparing to reveal a special and historic watch!  Anyone care to guess?devil

I see that while Alex is away, Tick-Talk becomes Mr. Teaser
07/07/2011 - 04:31

I'm going to guess it's a pocket watch, but not the Packard one that just sold at auction.  That's as specific a guess as I can get. smiley

Looking forward to the big reveal!

BR, Dan

wow, i wouldn't guess but i believe it would be special.. anticipating
07/07/2011 - 10:01

the pics and text .yes

Hi Dean, you never know with you... can't wait ;-) (nt)
07/07/2011 - 13:41


Re: 1755: a Significant Number
07/07/2011 - 15:51

something vintage, i presume, though not in a limited edition of 1755

Some clues...
07/07/2011 - 19:40

Yes it will be vintage...you know me too well angel.  Rather than being one of an artificial "limited edition" of 1755 watches, this one is a unique piece!

Dean, my brother in arms, you are hurting my feelings :-(((
07/07/2011 - 23:58
How come a limited edition of 1755 pieces of one of the VC's most beautiful creations falls under the category of "artificial". Is this about time I got rid of my Jubilee 1755???
I'm ashamed
07/08/2011 - 04:52

to think that I've offended you Radek blush.  I mean artificial in the sense that production isn't intended to meet demand, rather it is limited to create a sense of scarcity.  It can be overdone; I fear AP is becoming a bit of a laughing stock over the countless variations of RO models.  What tickles my sense of irony is that with vintage V&C often only 5 to 100 were made of a single model and unique pieces were also more common.

Now back to my teaser clues...

It is not very ostentatious yet shares a certain feature with a pair of watches made for Egyptian royalty.

A very talented gentleman with the intials E.O. had a hand in it.

It was the winner of a duel with another who's initials were P.P.

Lastly, I can say with a great deal of confidence that it would be most at home in the boudoir of a certain Lady N.

Well it's obviously a 1st class rated Observatory Chronometre PW
07/08/2011 - 06:21

But considering that the Egyptian royalty watches had SO MANY complications in each of them, its difficult to say which one(s) your rare treasure share wink

It will definitely be a work of art, and unique.   As Gary says, 2 more posts before the REVEAL (and yes, I'm trying to instigate you to quickly make those 2 interim posts, devil)

BR, Dan

No offense taken, Dean. Just trying to make a small talk...
07/08/2011 - 12:30

And I'm pretty positive you didn't even mean the Jubilee 1755 for one second, especially that it was made in 501 pieces for each of the metals it was made in. And a milestone in VC's modern history. So I like to tell myself mine is one of 501. Remember our friend's unique Jubilee with the Singapore flag stamped (or was it emaneled) on the rotor. Now that was something... 

BTW, I am absolutely with you on those ridiculous limited edition of ROOs and Hublots (you have to see their newest creation a "nastie Bang"surprise dedicated to an ex-tennischamp - Ilie Nastase, I almost tripped when I saw the piece and the amount of PR it received when they opened a new boutique in London; who the heck is Ilie Nastase anymore? - you know what, I mean...). 

Anyway, as far as production numbers are concerned, I learned from Herr Doktor that VC really leaned towards very small number production runs back in the old good times. For today's production standards you can categorize VC as exlusive as well. To be completely clear, that's what we all really love VC for - its scarcity and elusiveness, right?

On the other hand, there are so few VC followers back home... it is actually you Dean and other guys here that I can share my passion with. OTH, there are many Hublot fans but mostly Rolex and Omega freaks... Not even Panerai or ROO.

Enough said. Back to your piece, please reveal it soon! Must be extraordinary and very dear to your heartyes

  really leaned towardsre

Radek, my friend, I believe another of our brethren...
07/09/2011 - 10:08

WHL once posted (on another site) a document that VC sent to its dealers back in the 50s-60s, stating that VC never makes more than 24 timepieces with all the exact same combination of dial, hands and cases.  But this is something they never advertised to the public.  Just one of the many things I love about this brand and am proud to be a Vacheronista with the rest of you, yes

BR, Dan

Well well well
07/07/2011 - 21:57

(three holes in the ground -  as we say)...

I am looking forward tot he 'reveal'


you bought the Esprit
07/08/2011 - 11:56

des Cabinotiers? cool

Maybe this one ...
07/08/2011 - 14:43

is not old enough for our friend wink



Getting warm...
07/08/2011 - 17:25

Maybe even hot!  But I must add that great sorrow accompanied this watch in its travels sad.

How about really hot!
07/08/2011 - 17:51

It has to be the Edwart Cart pocket watch with the jump hour dial and the beautiful zodiac around the periphery. It also has the tassel/fob - awonderful art deco design.


Sorry, should have been Robert Cart...
07/08/2011 - 17:53


Did you get to see the Royals?

It's very exciting, and I believe
07/08/2011 - 22:35

it's a jubilee watch, perhaps the 'false' from the 150 jubileum 1935,

when they still the company was born 1785.

I don't think, even though I would love to, that you have one from 1755 smiley

My oldest Vacheron is only a movement from 1790 - 18910,

when they had this name!