anyone able to identify VC watch in his article on Hodinkee?

You'll need to be a VC expert to solve this one but ive learnt never to underestimate the wealth of knowledge on the lounge. If you click on link and scroll down about halfway you'll find a VC watch worn by Presindent Eisenhower. They are asking for help identifying the reference. However, photo is pretty poor here Ed

Re: anyone able to identify VC watch in his article on Hodinkee?
02/17/2014 - 18:25
Here is a link to a post by Alex on the subject. The watch model is not named. Here are 2 pics from the Vacheron publication "In Geneva since 1755" that I scanned from my own copy. Unfortunately the watch is not identified. But in that year Vacheron released their "Extra Flat" with the Cal 1003.They also released a very thin automatic movement (2.45mm). I believe it was the Cal. 1118.
at the time most VCs didn't have a ref number (nt)
02/17/2014 - 18:50
Ref. 6032
02/17/2014 - 20:47
Faure's watch went up for auction in 1997...
Re: Ref. 6032
02/17/2014 - 21:16
Interesting, Dean. That watch had a Cal. P453 movement which is is a fine movement and a real workhorse. I would have thaout that les citoyens would have chosen something more interesting.
They were very fond of the 453 for special watches
02/18/2014 - 02:29
recall they also used it for the Anno Santo of 1950 and Jubilee of 1955 (the same year as our subject watch): The Jubilee watches of 1935 and 1955.  And now that I look at that old thread, notice how the lugs for the Jubilee automatic Ref. 6038 are the same, although the case is larger for the cal. 1019!
Yes that's true
02/18/2014 - 03:13
Your previous article on the Jubilee watches was excellent and comprehensive. I was wondering that since they introduced those two new movements in 1955, that such an occasion would warrant either of them.
Yeah, you wonder
02/18/2014 - 04:14
if they were trying to use up old stocks indecision.  The cal. 1003 was their showpiece for 1955 but it was only introduced at Basil in April (even back then it was a Spring show).  From that clip you posted, these presentation watches were handed out in July, so perhaps with the engraving, etc., the 1003 just wasn't available.  Or, maybe they figured these politicians wouldn't know the diff...wink BTW, here is your 2.45mm automatic, the 1120 from 1967, pic from Alex's article "Slim is In".
Re: anyone able to identify VC watch in his article on Hodinkee?
02/17/2014 - 23:08
Now that's what I characterise as outstanding teamwork! Edu's faith in THL is well-placed, as if there were any doubt.
Very true. The Canadian branch (or chapter?) delivers nt
02/18/2014 - 13:32