The case reminds me of one thing only...

The case reminds me of one thing only...

01/08/2016 - 10:12

like VC keeps the nice steel bracelet with half maltese cross.

Is it the same size and weight?

A see-throw back on the thin overseas is very nice. Great idea.

Does it change the water proof resistance and the anti-magnetic properties?


Wait to discover the new collection.

Thanks Alex for this teaser smiley.


01/08/2016 - 11:17

Can't wait to see in the metal. I wondered weather they would go with transparent case back. I like it from the teaser. I also wonder which movement that is....

01/08/2016 - 11:22

screwed in, I guess it's waterproof, 100mt or more? Case thickness 9mm or less?. Case size, 38-40? Calibre, impossible to catch, 1121 perhaps?

Looks promising? YES!

Thanks Alex!



I'm not sure
01/08/2016 - 13:56

the bezel has the same design of the current Overseas, the case looks too narrow for the maltese cross motif, at least the one we're used to know.



The case reminds me of one thing only...
01/08/2016 - 18:24

The case reminds me of one thing only...

a few more comments
01/10/2016 - 06:23

So we finally have a display back yes which reveals a beefy gold rotor.  Since its an Overseas I'd assume that both WR and magnetism standards have been maintained.  Therefore the display back suggest an escapement with materials that resist magnetism to replace the old faraday cage.  BUT I don't anticipate silicon with VC's traditional ethic so look for some magnetically inert alloy (palladium would have a great historic link).

What really challenges me is what appears to be an offset winding pinion which is quite a novelty.  Also, if my eyes are not deceiving me, there appears to be a Geneva Seal on the caseback bezel.  Combined with the unique winding/setting system, it suggests an entirely new calibre cheeky.  OK, I'm tapped out for now...

Very interesting
01/10/2016 - 14:25

A new calibre? What complication appropriate to this watch is not already in house from VC? Standalone split-seconds? Regulator? Retrograde chronograph?!?  What could it be... May as well dream big, no? Someone already hoped for the dual-register split-seconds complication from the 57260.

that actually raises another interesting questions. I wonder if there is a collection of complications already done and ready for production that had to wait for release of the 57260 before they could be marketed and sold - due to exclusivity. That opens a wealth of possibility for both mid- and high-complications.