what a difference 2mm makes... I have not weighed the watches (I am a busy man you know), but you certainly get a lot more platinum from VC.
There, that perspective makes them the same size !
the Top wesselton diamond makes all the difference I find (NOT).
I say, those look like the same movement... some bridges removed, different balance 'arrangement' and stuff like that...
The 47212 in edition of just 50; whereas the 5970P is not a defined production run, but it might be considered 'limited' in the sense that there are unlikely to be all that many - guesses range around the 250 mark (but hey, you only need one!
Now, VC... tell me again why you didn't put square pushers on the 47212? Why oh why oh why. Oh well, variety is the spice etc
They both sit wellon my wrist, the VC actually although larger sits best. The PP caseback is somewhat raised and the watch has more of a tendency to 'wobble' a little more (nut really we are splitting hairs here). The PP fits my medium sized wrist better. the VC lugs are somewhat longer, and so protrude further. they have a LOT more character than the PP (a VC 'signature I guess).
Concave bezel on the PP. You don't even relaise it the first time you see this case... and then it plays optical illusions with you thereafter... sometimes your brain thinks it isn't and then you see that it indeed is... i didn't like it to begin with (in the scheme of things) but like it nowadays. Another thing on this... it does prevent nasty scratches on the bezel surface - and if that's the reason for it, it works!
The clasp on the PP is one simple deployant. The VC is a double version and more 'fiddly' to put on. Obviously I have become skilled at the VC taking off, and on again, as having attended a few VC dinners and SIHH's and events the thing comes off all the time as we pass our watches round the table for everyone to 'hang their noses over them all'.... all great fun!
The winding of the VC each day is MUCH more pleasurable than on the PP. The crown on the VC is a little larger, and doesn't 'wind-back' after each wind like the PP does. you get a nice 'clicking from the VC vs a gentle 'purr' on the PP. You have to put the PP to your ear to hear the winding... I enjoy the feel of the VC much more.
The PP pushers are better though.
It is a pretty thing the PP. Since the hands are all shiny and bevelled/rounded, it is much easier to tell the time in poor light than with the VC. It doesn't have the character of the VC Platinum 'sandblasted' dial though, and I appreciate the different fonts used on the VC. However, the Moonphase is incomparable on the VC - as we all know it is the best moonphase dial in the whole world. Period. It is easier to see the day, month and date on the PP.
One additional hand / complication on the PP over the VC is the 24hour hand in the 9 0'clock subdial..... not at all handy - until you come to re-set the watch after a period lying dormant - then it comes into it's own as you set the time and date.
there you go folks... I hope you like the photos and some of my insights..
Hope to see you again soon!
Movement finish?? (I hear you say). Well, about the same (there are differences of course, but let's leave it there). BUT I prefer how PP have delivered the final product in this regard. The VC has a few little bridges that PP did away with. I prefer the cleaner look of the PP - just my view.
Accuracy? Not a clue.