Chocolate anyone?

One of my all time favorite time only VCs, Ref 6440 from the late 50s also called Cioccolatone by the Italian collectors due to its ressemblance to a square chocolate piece!

Automatic cal 1071

Chocolate anyone?

Re: Chocolate anyone?
07/13/2008 - 20:04

Hi Alex, what a gorgeous watch. I am fascinated by the case design. Can you tell us anything about the VC caliber 1071? The dial looks enamel with raised gold markers. What a piece to own!! Regards, Matt

cal 1071
07/14/2008 - 00:27

one of Vc's greatest vintage automatic movements

here's some info click here to see the post

Re: cal 1071
07/14/2008 - 01:49

Thanks Alex for the additional information and link to prior discussions. Quite interesting and I love the watch!! Regards, Matt

that's the kind of chocolate that will make you loose a few pounds ;-)
07/14/2008 - 21:27

Beautiful piece... Is this one yours, Alex?

While I prefer the dial of the original version, I prefer the lugs (if you can call them that...) on the new version

Thanks for the picture Alex!

Re: that's the kind of chocolate that will make you loose a few pounds
07/14/2008 - 21:39

Very funny!!

...a few pounds, euros or dollars!!


the case of the vintage and modern versions are exactly the
07/15/2008 - 11:56


07/15/2008 - 12:56

thanks for correcting me - I don't know why, but I was always under the impression that on the newer version, the case didn't have proper lugs and that the strap was went OVER the lower portion of the case (if that makes any sense...)

Thanks for the side-by-side picture... I really like the current dial, but still much prefer the original one - much cleaner IMO 

That is a tasty bit of "white chocolate".
07/15/2008 - 19:24