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!
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.
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!
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!
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