what's your, one, favourite of the actual production?

IF, you only would have ONE V&C of todays line,
what  would it be?

From your heart to Doc.

No vintsge, just a modern still produced watch.,
please do not ogle on the price.
It's not the most exspensive one but the most desired one I'm interested in, og your choice!

And you would only be able to own one!!

I'm eagerly waiting!


undoubtedly it would be the Patrimony Traditionnelle Cal 2755 because
11/05/2012 - 10:18
I love everything about it. A minute repeater with seraphic chimes, the most beautiful tourbillon cage ever made, a perpetual calendar and superlative novement finish. Not to mention that I really like the case and dial design as well.Calibre 2755 However my all time favorite model range from VC is the Quai de l'Ile.
Re: undoubtedly it would be the Patrimony Traditionnelle Cal 2755 because
11/05/2012 - 10:45
Great choices.  I'm not the biggest fan of the Patrimony range in general as it's a bit too classical for my taste , but that one heart     Next time I have $700k in my wallet broken heart The more I look at the QDI Date the more I love it yes
the QdI is indeed pretty special...
11/05/2012 - 22:12
I hope that your search for a 2nd VC is going well, despite the recent setback...
Re: the QdI is indeed pretty special...
11/06/2012 - 02:08
Thanks Francois - checking out a couple of leads but , to be honest, I'm having a hard time finding a dealer/seller who is even half reliable when it comes to follow up.  In most cases I have no choice but to deal overseas and that has a bit to do with it - I don't think buyers from the other side of the planet get taken as seriously . I'll get there though - there's only 2 watches I really have my heart set on to round out my collection at this stage and one of them is a limited edition that won't come up very often.  So I'm comfortable biding my time for now.  Hopefully some news in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Brent
Brent, check your PMs, I've sent you a message (nt)
11/07/2012 - 01:09
. agree
11/05/2012 - 23:39
In fact the review is so gushing I wondered if it was written by someone at VC! Seriously though, it's a stunning watch. Can't remember if links are allowed so please remove Alex if need be.
Re: agree
11/11/2012 - 10:57
Dear Edu I saw Alex whilst at SalonQP and he menioned that he received a comment on my article. Thank you for mentioning my article on The Hour Lounge. I am very flattered that you read my article. Life is too short to write about things you don't like, I prefer to write about watches which engage with me in some way. However, there may be the odd aspect where I think a product could be enhanced. For example, I have a fetish for finissage and get frustrated when some watches hide their inner beauty with a solid caseback, hence I sometimes pass comment on this. I often remark I like to see a lady in a glamorous dress, but nothing beats seeing her in lingerie. When I recently visited the Manufacture, I saw many watches which I wanted to take home, but alas my finite budget restricts me from doing so. Yet, my admiration for the Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2755 is profound.I cannot think of many watches which have grabbed me so wholeheartedly and made me literally want to cry. Why? Well, in the small area reserved for Grand Complications there are a select few who can actually work on a Calibre 2755. These guys are my heros. They do not breathe the same air as me. I could never possess the skill or the pscyhological temperament to do what they do. Whilst I have met many Brand Ambassadors in my work and interviewed many famous faces from golf and motorsport, my idols are the artisans who frequent the world of haute horology. I understand your suspicion that VC had written the article, but if you are ever been in the position to hold this watch, you may well feel the love I have for the Calibre 2755. I can think of only a few watches which have engendered such a strong reaction from me. I also to have mention that I recently met another one of my idols recently, Anita Porchet, who works for VC, Piaget et al. Her work is simply stunning. If you get the chance to see her Metiers d" Art Chagall et l'Opera de Paris piece you will see why I worship her. I have not yet written about this work but don't be surprised if I am gushing again. I am 6ft 4 inches tall and Anita is very petite, yet when I was introduced to her I was absolutely star struck, blushing like a teenager. Anita can spend two and a half months working on one dial. The detail is incredible. Her enamelling is amazing because it has a depth not found on cheaper forms of enamelling. In 2013, I launch ESCAPEMENT.TV which will feature watch reviews in video form where I show a watch I love and explain why. I just hope I don't get too emotional when talking about VC and you see a grown my cry. Thanks Edu for taking the time to write. Finally my domain name is ESCAPEMENT.UK.COM. Kindest regards Angus Davies
I'd say the Sputnik watch.
11/06/2012 - 18:15
Unique, and only 10 pcs in the world making it impossible for people like me to even see one, not to mention have one crying
No surprises here, I'm afraid.
11/06/2012 - 22:10
Playing by Doc's rules, disregarding price and value and staying within the current production, I would choose either this one... (Photo courtesy of Paul Boutros) Or this one... Both are so very wearable and each one is so perfectly Vacheron.  The 1921 was my first Vacheron love, it is unique and interesting and I can see myself wearing it for the rest of my life.  The 1955 already feels like I have been wearing it my entire life, and it is the ultimate in discrete thinness.  I really have a hard time imagining my small collection without either of these. Were I forced to choose between them, I might give the very slightest edge to the 1921. But much crying would ensue.  That said, the 47292 would really do it for me, too.cheeky Best, Robert
Alex, you both surprised me and not!
11/08/2012 - 20:45
I would have guessed a Qdl, since I saw you wearing the first one! But going for such a 'wild' choice as Patrimony repeater was really a surprise surprise  No, my guess would have been Qdl date self-winding, palladium 950, ref. 86050, that I could think of myself, because it's very  'own' design and discreet elegance smiley Or a personalised Qdl, could also been my guess... Of course, still there is a certain American 1921 heart I still wait until they becomes smaller, about 38-39 mm, just a question about ...time laugh Cheers Doc
Dreaming or reality?
11/08/2012 - 23:39
There are so many wonderful and exotic modern VC to choose from, but I would be afraid to wear them like I am with others that stay in the cabinet forever blush.  So the choice of a "beater" everyday watch was obvious! I was a bit concerned it may be too large on my wrist but, with rubber strap fitted, its one of those timepieces that you can put on in the morning and forget you are wearing it until needed.  Hardly wait for an expedition to test it out in earnest cool.
Awesome choice, Dean!
11/09/2012 - 03:49
Congratulations, my friend. And what a "beater" that is! Your new Overseas is going to have a adventurous life, I am sure of it. I look forward to the photos of it out in the wild. Best, Robert
Like your beater too, Robert
11/09/2012 - 17:07
I'm very impressed with your OS American LE "beater" revealed in Radek's recent thread yes.  Very appropriate for such a beautiful watch to also live the life intended for the noble family Overseas!
You're so secretive Dean! When did you get your Overseas? Looks
11/09/2012 - 08:51
good on your wrist :-)
Not secret Alex, just
11/09/2012 - 17:11
no back-story with this non-vintage watch angel.  I will do my best to create some interesting provenance with this watch so that it has a story to tell wink.
You know you're in a good place when your beater is a VC OS Chrono...
11/09/2012 - 18:01
Congrats Dean, it looks awesome - I am truly jealouscheeky And no, it is not too big for your wrist... I'm looking forward to seeing a shot of it atop Everest... Cheers,  Francois
Thanks for the reassurance Francois
11/10/2012 - 06:02
The fit is actually better than my Gen I OS chronograph which, although smaller, was heavier on its bracelet and presented more sharp edges to annoy.  This rubber strap on Deep Stream is a real winner for my purposes heart.   FWIW Francois, while its hard to ignore the prestige of Everest, until the ethics surrounding that mountain change for the better, I won't be going there.  There are a dozen others in the neighbourhood that are less crowded, less commercial, and more satisfying to the soul.
Didn't want to insult you with Everest Dean...
11/12/2012 - 17:44 I was typing it, I was pretty sure that you would be coming back with some reply such as 'Everest is to mountains what Rolex is to watches'...wink
Couldn't have put it better! nt
11/12/2012 - 18:09