cal 1072

Dear all,

As an introduction I would like to show you the (my only) VC I bought a few years ago from a VC collector. It's a cal 1072 and it's keeping excellent time. I like the case shape very much but I realise many may find it a bit too small. It is actually, in the current tuna-can era, but it's very elegant and I think its dimensions are just right. If you have any information on this piece, I would be much delighted.

Thank you for looking,

best regards,

Mark

cal 1072

cal 1072

cal 1072

cal 1072

here's a link to a recent discussion on the caliber 1072 taken from
07/16/2007 - 16:00

the recommended threads section:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=1626&id=1626

Hope it helps

Nice watch by the way, live the elongated case shape

Re: here's a link to a recent discussion on the caliber 1072 taken fro
07/17/2007 - 14:27

Hi, thanks for the link. Lots of info indeed !

regards,

Mark

Welcome to the Lounge Mark. Very interesting watch, looks like
07/16/2007 - 17:20

Ref 7397 from late 60s, early 70s. I find the case shape particularly attractive and original and it looks good on your wrist

Other than the info on the calber which you can find in the link provided by Velvet what is interesting to note that this movement is chronometer quality without being certified as such as it was also used in the automatic Chronometre Royal models.

Re: Welcome to the Lounge Mark. Very interesting watch, looks like
07/17/2007 - 14:33

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your kind words. Victor told me about the movement but I am also stunned by its looks: very pretty !

Best regards,

Mark

Re: cal 1072
07/16/2007 - 21:25

Hello Mark

How nice to see my old Vacheron 1072 again I am very happy you still like it other than the info you received already I I would not know what to add

except that it is a very nice piece and not to small at all for my taste

Best regards

Victor

ps. I will post a picture of my last arival soon it is a cal. 1071 the same movement as yours but without the date

LOL its a small world :-) (nt)
07/16/2007 - 21:49

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Re: Re: cal 1072
07/17/2007 - 14:29

Hi Victor,

How are you ? Yes, I still like it very much and it gets lots of "wrist time". Looking forward to your pic.

best regards,

Mark

Re: Re: cal 1072
07/18/2007 - 04:14

Hi Victoc, as far as I remember, the Cal. K1072 employs a Gyromax balance whereas the Cal. K1071 is equipped with a swan-neck regulator. If it comes with date, it should be either K1072/1 or K1071/1. Anyway, no matter what type the regulating organ is....I love them all....

Regards,

Joe

Gyromax
07/18/2007 - 10:17

Hi Joe,

This is what I found out yesterday (...):

cal 1070: automatic with small seconds, no date

cal 1071: automatic with central seconds

cal 1072: as cal 1071 but with date

cal 1072/1: as 1072 but with gyromax. These movements were made from 1966 on.

I received a great article about these movements (Chronos, 5/2001), much recommended !

Best regards,

Mark

Re: Gyromax
07/18/2007 - 11:36

Thank you, Mark, for your info. I am now a little confused with the info. I obtained a long time ago. If possible, could you please e-mail me a copy of that informative article you have? I would very much appreciate your time and help.

Best regards,

Joe

ctrysr@hotmail.com

Hi Joe the /1 in the caliber number indicates the evolution
07/18/2007 - 12:11

from swan neck to gyromax.

BTW the cal 1072 was launched in 1962 and not 1966

Thanks, Alex. Now, I recall what you mentioned before "/1" (nt)
07/18/2007 - 12:17

nt

Very sorry, Victor. It was absolutely my mistake! (nt)
07/18/2007 - 12:25

nt

Now that is a cool and original timepiece. Love the shape! (nt)
07/16/2007 - 21:26

nt

Thanks
07/17/2007 - 14:35

Actually it was this shape that got my attention but now I know more about the inside and other details (lugs) I know this piece has a definitive place in my collection.

best regards,

Mark

Re: cal 1072
07/18/2007 - 04:08

Congratulations, Mark. I am now getting fond of this kind of UFO-like cases. It basically looks a bit larger on the wrist than its actual dimension. Today something similar is on my wrist....I wish I could have a UFO-like V&C watch!!!

Joe

HF chronometer !
07/18/2007 - 10:09

Hi Joe, thanks ! That's a nice HF you have there, congrats ! I like them very much also as they have a fantastic movement also.

Thanks for sharing,

best regards,

Mark