After 5 years of dreaming, and 6 months of waiting, last Saturday I finally bought the 47212.
Unfortunately the watch was delivered with a technical problem.
Without going into all the details, in the end I wasn’t fully satisfied with the product and VC’s response to the problem, and so I decided to return the watch. To their credit, VC and Mr Bernarz understood my point of view and were accommodating, and I thank them for that.
For the short time I had the watch (less than 2 days), I was ecstatic, and I just couldn’t take my eyes off it.
Aesthetically, it was everything I had hoped for, and then some - VC had achieved perfection, at least to my eyes. The watch was so amazing and beautiful: it had the perfect size and weight; the dial was flawless, and reflected the light in the softest way; in sharp contrast, the hands and hour markers were perfectly polished and shone brightly in the light, resulting in great legibility and really making the dial come alive. But the best part was the engraved moonphase, a thousand times more beautiful in real life than in Alex’s amazing photos. Stunning, perfect, amazing, give it all the superlative adjectives you want, it was so much better than I had expected…
I am obviously very sad and disappointed that this project ended the way it did.
It was a though choice between keeping and returning the watch, and I fear I will come to regret my decision.