BASTILLE DAY CONTEST

Well, folks, here it is, the Bastille Day contest...
Following this intro are 11 photos labelled (a) to (k) and following the photos are the names and/or model numbers of 23 watches, numbered 1 to 23.
Why 11 and 23? I just love prime numbers, I guess! BASTILLE DAY CONTEST
The photos are macro pics of dials showing part of the guilloché pattern and a little of the dial.
The idea, of course is to find the correct 11 watches from the list of 23, through hard work, perserverence and living well...or good guesswork. BASTILLE DAY CONTEST
Most are quite straight-forward and not at all difficult; but a few are a little more challenging. Most but not all of the watches are Vacheron Constantin. But there are enough other well-known brands to make the contest a little bit more interesting and complicated.
The contest starts now and will end next Friday 25th of July at midnight EST or 0500 UTC (GMT).
Please try and put your answers in the format: a-1, b-2, c-3....k-11.
It just makes it easier to evaluate. But you don't absolutely have to.
If you take the time to write out the full names, I'll still respect you in the morning! BASTILLE DAY CONTEST

The person with the most correct answers is the winner. In the case of more than one person, I will put the winning names in my Panama hat and my lovely wife Gale (an impartial lawyer) will draw the winning name.
The winner will be announced by Monday night (28th).
And the lucky individual will receive a copy of Vacheron's "Horological Complications"
Good Luck to all!
Bonne chance a tout le monde!

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Watch List

 1) Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Reference 30066

 2) Vacheron Constantin Malte Dual Time Regulator Reference 42005

 3) Patek Philippe Ref. 5159 Perpetual Calendar

 4) Roger Smith Series 2

 5) Breguet Heritage Chronograph 5460

 6) Urban Jurgensen Perpetual Calendar Reference 2

 7) Philippe Dufour Simplicity

 8) Chopard L.U.C. 1.96

 9) Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques Tourbillon-Power Reserve 30050

10) Zenith Chronomaster (El Primero)

11) Chopard Quattro Tourbillon

12) Vacheron Constantin Toledo 1952 Reference 47300

13) Vacheron Constantin Power Reserve Reference 48101

14) Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 240 Reference 47240

15) Blancpain Rennaissance Annual Calendar

16) Vacheron Constantin Saltarello Reference 43041

17) Chopard Steel Wings Tourbillon

18) Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Dual Time Reference 47400

19) Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar 5707

20) Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques Chronograph 49003

21) Vacheron Constantin Wandering (Jump) Hour Reference 43040

22) Chopard Tonneau 4.96

23) Vacheron Constantin Calendar with Weeks Reference 47052

JB
07/16/2008 - 14:56
07/16/2008 - 17:20
07/17/2008 - 00:14
07/20/2008 - 04:17
07/22/2008 - 00:41
07/24/2008 - 22:20
07/26/2008 - 01:16
Re: BASTILLE DAY CONTEST - my entry
07/16/2008 - 15:43

(k) - (16) Vacheron Constantin Saltarello Reference 43041

(j) - (19) Chopard Quattro Tourbillon

(i) - (18) Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Dual Time Reference 47400

(h) - (14) Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 240 Reference 47240

(g) - (23) Vacheron Constantin Calendar with Weeks Reference 47052

(f) - (21) Vacheron Constantin Wandering (Jump) Hour Reference 43040 (e) -  (6) Urban Jurgensen Perpetual Calendar Reference 2

(d) - (12) Vacheron Constantin Toledo 1952 Reference 47300

(c) - (5) Breguet Heritage Chronograph 5460

(b) - (8) Chopard L.U.C. 1.96

(a) - (1) Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Reference 30066

Cool... Here's my go at it:
07/16/2008 - 16:04

a-1 b-8 c-5 d-12 e-6 f-21 g-23 h-14 i-18 j-17 k-16

Thanks JB, that was fun... as you said, some are harder than others

Cheers,

Francois

here are some scans of the prize
07/16/2008 - 16:59

Re: BASTILLE DAY CONTEST
07/16/2008 - 17:20

Hi JB, Alex

Thanks for the fun contest. 

I hate to be a copy-cat but I agree with Francois' choices 100%.

a-1 b-8 c-5 d-12 e-6 f-21 g-23 h-14 i-18 j-17 k-16

Hey, how about a part two with just the guillochage as hints?  I should try to think of something too.

Cheers!

Kazumi

it's fine being a copy-cat...
07/16/2008 - 19:21

...between us girls, I did the same: I took all of Radek's pics, but then only changed one to make it look as if I had come up with it

Here my list (I have already the book)
07/16/2008 - 17:56

A 1) Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Reference 30066 B 7) Philippe Dufour Simplicity C 5) Breguet Heritage Chronograph 5460 D 12) Vacheron Constantin Toledo 1952 Reference 47300 E 19) Breguet Classique Perpetual Calendar 5707 F 21) Vacheron Constantin Wandering (Jump) Hour Reference 43040 G 23) Vacheron Constantin Calendar with Weeks Reference 47052 H 13) Vacheron Constantin Power Reserve Reference 48101 I 14) Vacheron Constantin Jubilee 240 Reference 47240 J 11) Chopard Quattro Tourbillon K 16) Vacheron Constantin Saltarello Reference 43041

Re: BASTILLE DAY CONTEST
07/16/2008 - 23:47

a-1

b-7

c-22

d-12

e-19

f-21

g-23

h-9

i-18

j-11

k-16

Kramer's list
07/17/2008 - 00:14

Here's my list:

a-1

b-8

c-5

d-12

e-6

f-21

g-23

h-14

i-18

j-17

k-16

Thx for the contest! Merci JB!

Here is my answer...
07/20/2008 - 04:17

even though some are so outstanding...but a few can easily confuse us...

a => 1 b => 8 c => 5 d => 12 e => 6 f => 21 g => 23 h => 14 i => 18 j => 17 k => 16 Regards,

Joe

Dear Joseph, please find my suggestion:
07/20/2008 - 23:55

a-1

b-8

c-5

d-12

e-6

f-21

g-23

h-14

i-18

j-17

k-16

Cheers, Patrice

Here's mine
07/22/2008 - 00:41

Hey JB! Long time no hear from me :-)

I just spent 14th of July at the local consulat champagne reception (here in New Orleans), so I thought, I have to participate in this competition!!

So I decided to just throw in my answers:

a-1 VC 30066

b-8 Chopard LUC 1.96

c-5 Breguet 5460

d-12 VC toledo 47300

e-6 Urban Jurgensen ref 2

f-21 VC wandering hour 43040

g-23 VC 47052

h-14 VC jubilee 240 47240

i-18 VC malte tonneau dual time 47400

j-17 chopard steel wings tourbillon (paladium version for america; limited edition numer 1 of 15; That's just to show I didn't copy anybody's answers :-)

k-16 VC saltarello

Definitely "b" and "j" as the toughest ones.... probably the deciders...

Cheers!!!

Nico.

My entry...
07/24/2008 - 22:20

is this:

a:1 b:8 c:5 d:12 e:6 f:21 g:23 h:14 i:18 j:17 k:16

Cheers,

Magnus

Mine
07/26/2008 - 01:16

A1

B7

C5

D12

E4

F21

G23

H14

I18

J11

K16