And now something totally different !!

Watches and watches, movements and movements, dials and dials,

but we often forget something that's so typical for Vacheron&Constantin

- the buckle !

No other brand is even close to our beautiful buckles enlightened

And now something totally different !!

And now something totally different !!

And now something totally different !!

And now something totally different !!

And now something totally different !!

Cheers

Doc

Agreed Doc!
07/05/2011 - 03:32

A most beautiful design heart.  Here is a selection from vintage to modern:

Aha...
07/05/2011 - 12:22

so that would be a line up of the vintage buckles ? Fantastic ! Could you tell me which buckle would be "correct" for my ref 6782 ?

Nice, thansk for sharing

Mark

circa 1970...
07/05/2011 - 18:18

the appropriate buckle would be the tapered square shape with Maltese Cross, third from left.  A plain version, fourth from left, would be fine also.

What an evolution line-up!
07/05/2011 - 19:18

Sort of reminded me of the evolution of ape to manwink

Nice post Doc, I have a preference for deployants
07/05/2011 - 05:27

and VC makes a great one IMO (the current double foldover version, I don't have a single folder deployant so can't comment about that one).  Not just the artistice side, with the half Maltese Cross.  But also how thin and comfortable it is (which can't be said of all deployants) without giving me any concerns about it being securely fastened.

BR, Dan

World is an interesting place, Dan...
07/05/2011 - 19:22

because we all have our own preferences. Mine is with the VC pin buckleheart although, I have to agree, the new double fold-overclasp on OS and QdI are also very comfortable and secure! The previous one - single fold deployant easily came undone both on my Royal Eagle and Malte Tourbillon... 

You say "toemaytoe", I say "toematoe" :-)
07/06/2011 - 13:12

Definitely from a different reference, but "Vive La Difference!"  my friend!  BR, Dan

Could not agree more....
07/05/2011 - 12:24

and the buckle is often the least thought of piece of a watch...and even most brands do not take the time (...) to pay more attention to the buckle. There are exceptions of course and V&C is a prime example of them.

Very nice and even on my two vintage pieces I love having these buckles fitted.

Cheers,

Mark

Thank you for the iconic reminder, Herr Doktor!!!
07/05/2011 - 19:25

Isn't it for the buckle that we often recognize our fellow VC comrades out there???surprise

yup the buckle is a sign abling Vacheronistas to recognize one
07/08/2011 - 11:50

another :-)

Could not agree more
07/05/2011 - 23:36

The VC buckles are worthy of celebration.  I am embarrassed to admit just how much I lusted after one of these buckles before I got my first VC.  It is definitely part of the whole package for me.

My only disappointment is that VC does not offer a SS pin buckle for the Overseas line.  I really do prefer the pin buckle over the deployant for comfort and fit. 

Cheers,

respo

Dean, thanks for your collection!
07/06/2011 - 11:10

I had one from 1937, now the proud owner is Berny,

so please Berny show us the buckle!

Personally as many other, I love the 'true half Malteser' smiley

I think it's the cleast of them all!

It's on the Jalousie.

Doc

Great post ! You are the man! I too prefer the half Maltese cross ...
07/06/2011 - 20:22
I too have them in various sizes and colours , but they are all at my other home and couldn't share.
Here is a little WG on blue strap you might like
07/07/2011 - 04:15

to add to the collection. 

Best to all,

Tim

Thanks my friends for such nice respons!
07/08/2011 - 02:37

Really lovely to meet that, even though I knew that true aficionados,

really love the very, very special Vacheron&Constantin buckles!

Especially the 'true simple deployant half cross',

which is a piece of art in itself.

I would see it on modern watches as well,

besides it's extremely comfortable smiley

See you when I figured out something else,

I'm a bit irritated since I damaged the bow pulpit today,

when taking out the yacht from the bridge....

Entirely my fault, was in a bit of hurry,

as when you drop a watch...

Nobody's fault but your own.

Sh-t happens! angry

Anyhow I  fix that reasionably good tomorrow, I figure cool

Cheers

Doc