Ref 4217. I'm a sucker for enamel dials so if
01/05/2012 - 19:03
you like enamel you should go for it. The price as stated by the seller is market price (so you're not making a good deal if that's what you're after) but it would complement your Mercators in a great manner. If you can give me the case and movement numbers I can check to see if the dial and case were brn together. A black enemel version also exists
Re: Ref 4217. I'm a sucker for enamel dials so if
01/05/2012 - 19:32
You know Alex,
01/07/2012 - 06:02
I believe that is the same one sold by Antiquorum in 2005 at Hong Kong, and it is not an original cloisonne dial! An interesting story about that dial as told by the purchaser:Described by Antiquorum as having case, dial and movement signed with a further note that the dial was custom made. Unfortunately it was not custom made by Vacheron as one would expect if the dial was signed by them. Antiquorum claims that "custom made" shows it was not by Vacheron, that the fraud happened too long ago and any legal issues have to be in Hong Kong. A cautionary tale for those buying at auction from Antiquorum. Caveat Emptor for sure! Here is a picture of that Antiquorum "custom" piece. The "GENEVE" at 6 o'clock is similar to the examples shown in this thread.
I wonder if the same dial-maker did some work for
01/07/2012 - 21:03
Frank Muller - this dial is similar, albeit form-shaped:
A suitcase full of 'em
01/08/2012 - 16:39
That is a very nice hommage piece by Muller, and at least is exactly what it appears to be. OTOH, recall a few years back that an entire sample case of vintage cloisonne dials was up for auction; something like forty or more! I wondered then how they would reappear in the marketplace and, so far, have seen spurious examples constructed as vintage Omega, Nardin and V&C.
Wow that's beautiful.
01/08/2012 - 10:17
This is a special watch to keep.
that's a beauty I say go for it :-)
01/06/2012 - 09:48