Changing gears...

Dear Loungers,

  There has been alot of coverage here lately regarding Vacheron Constantin's newest works, and while they are truly exciting and cutting edge....please allow me to go in a slightly different direction. 

  Earlier this year I met with a very kind fellow Lounger and enjoyed an afternoon lunch with some great conversation. When I left the restaurant I left with a very nice bottle of champagne, a delicious bottle of red wine and a beautiful Vacheron Constantin les Historiques chronograph. Bernard told me that it was due for maintenance so a little while ago I took it to Vacheron Constantin service depot, asked for a service and have just recently received it back in pristine condition.

 Here are a couple of shots, with my sincere thanks to Berny and to the folks at Vacheron Constantin.

Changing gears...

Changing gears...

Changing gears...

Changing gears...


Changing gears...


Changing gears...


Thanks for looking, 

Rob

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Looking exceptionally beautiful in your scans, Rob!
12/02/2008 - 23:48
I must say your story and good experience with Berny only reassures me that we should be allowed to have some kind of VC marketplace here on the Lounge... May your chrono time only happy moments for you!  
Thank you Radek...
12/03/2008 - 00:29
I certainly couldn't guarantee that every vendor would be as cordial as Bernard, however if more people were like him this world would be a better place. A marketplace for pre-owned VC's sounds like an excellent idea. Rob
Such a beauty!!!
12/02/2008 - 23:57
You are a very lucky man. Enjoy this gorgeous timepiece
Thank you Tacha...
12/03/2008 - 00:32
I do feel lucky to own it...when I first decided I wanted to own this piece a friend told me that it would be nearly impossible to find....I did a search and Berny had just placed his "For Sale" ad. It took us a little while to complete the deal, but he was a true gentleman throughout. Cheers, Rob
Re: Rob that watch is just spectacular.....
12/03/2008 - 00:24
they did a beautiful job on every part of it.  It virtually looks brand new.  You must have been stunned when you got it back. Wear it in the best of health; it's one dynamite piece> Best regards, Tom
Thanks Tom, for your words of kindness...
12/03/2008 - 00:35
The watch is very special indeed, thanks for your encouragement and friendship...you are another friend I have never met, but know and appreciate through the world of Horology. All the Best, Rob
Absolutely gorgeous!!
12/03/2008 - 00:52
That design really has legs!  Your photography is awesome too, very rich colors.
That is one beautiful chronograph Rob...
12/03/2008 - 01:35
which has been made even better by the backstory attached to its acquisition.  Wear it in good health and enjoy it for many years to come. Cheers, Duncan OT: Noticed your avatar and just have to say that Bosh is having a monster year for the Raptors.
A lovely watch
12/03/2008 - 04:21
That's a really beautiful chrono, Rob. Great photos of a really iconic piece. Congratulations! Wear it in good health, Joseph
An iconic chronograph and fantastic photos. The smooth transaction
12/03/2008 - 10:50
and the wine are the icing on the cake
Congrats to both
12/03/2008 - 14:02
a classic chronograph, which looks like new, and absolute marvellous pictures Cheers Doc
Congratulation, I would love to be able to pics like that (nt)
12/03/2008 - 19:46
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Thank you
12/04/2008 - 11:47
for your wonderful pictures and kind words. Berny
Beautiful shots of a wonderful piece my friend
12/04/2008 - 16:32
And continue to wear it always in the best of health! Cheers Stephen