pocket watch VC made in the late 40s based on the same principle
In the late 50s (as soon as the caliber 1003 was available and being at the time the world's thinest manual wind movement only 2.5mm thick!) VC created their first wrist watch where the watch was actually placed in a $20 gold coin. I don't know exactly the reason behind the choice of the $20 coin but would guess that it had the right size for a wrist watch!
New references were created in the 60 throughout the 80s but always on the same principle (a small amount of watches placed in a 50 Mexican Pesos coin were also produced). In the 80s a number of pocket watches were also launched.
In the 80s other brands started creating coin watches such as Piaget and Corum but as far as I know the movements were not as thin as the 1003.
In the late 90s early 2000 VC decided to complicate things and created a model based on the same principle but skeletonized and, as it was said in the previous post to your question, skeletonising sich a thin movement is a feat and a challenge.
I particularly like the construction of this timepiece which looks as if you're wearing a coin on the wrist (!) even the crown is hidden in the coin and I like the way the top of the coin unhinges and the watch is lifted to reveal itsself.
Its a lovely piece and one worth the wait. Please do post scans once you recieve it.
BTW who said watches were made to tell time? You have your cell phone for that