chronometre royal

Hi Alex, I found this forum by accident while researching a watch I saw at a dinner in nyc in sept. There were several manufactures but the one watch that caught my eye was the new Vacheron Chronometere Royal being introduce in a limited edition. What first attracted me was the enamel dial ( I am a unabashed lover of the 2526) and the clean lines of the rose gold case.  Upon further discussions that evening I learnt more about the movement and that its a true chronometer grade and each watch will be COSC tested and papers to be supplied with the watch.

I got the name of my local AD once getting home and asked if he would find out when they would be available and if it would be possible for me to get one. I did not have high hopes, I have owned many vintage Vacherons but have never owned a new one so I didn't have any track record to lean on. Well to make a long story short I found out 2 days ago that he (AD) was able to get one and since I was the one to ask for it I would have 1st refusal. I drove down immediately and looked it over and was totally floored, better than I remembered and bought it. This is my 1st (of many I hope) experience purchasing a new vacheron.

I read on an earlier post that you were going to put up the history of the Chronometetre Royal. If you did could you perhaps repost it. I read a little from the antiquorum 250th auction and that was very informative.

I would post a picture of it but do not know how.

JohnLy

10/27/2007 - 14:35
Good to see you here John and congrats on the
10/27/2007 - 15:00

Chronometre Royal

here's a link to the article which can be found in the "Articles" section

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=2998&id=2998

To post a scan you need to click on the "+" icon and follow instructions from there.

Re: Good to see you here John and congrats on the
10/27/2007 - 16:08

Thanks Alex for the informative article on the Chronometere Royal. I lean more to vintage timepieces so for me researching the lineage and history of these miniature works of art are equally as interesting as the actual ownership. The new Royal comes with the COCC test results and along with it Vacheron also sends their "certification rate observation table" and it shows that the watch ofter 30 days is only 7 seconds slow...thats very impressive. I have attached a picture of my new watch using that as a bcakground.

JohnLy

oops forgot the picture
10/27/2007 - 16:10

WOW, impressive results and hadn't realised you had already bought the
10/27/2007 - 16:23

Chronometre Royal, thought you had it on order!

May your watch time only happy moments

Re: WOW, impressive results and hadn't realised you had already bought the
10/27/2007 - 18:13

Thanks Alex...I was very lucky with picking the right AD

Welcome and congratulations!
10/27/2007 - 16:54

Thanks for sharing.  It would be nice if you could give us a user's report later on.  I would love to see one in the metal.

Wear it in good health!

Best

kazumi

Re: Welcome and congratulations!
10/27/2007 - 18:16

Thanks Kazumi and will get a users report at a later date. Right now it looks so perfect that I hesitate to put it on my wrist.

LOL...I know the feeling! (nt)
10/28/2007 - 16:15

k

Wear it in good health !
10/27/2007 - 17:53

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Congrats JohnLy!! (nt)
10/28/2007 - 14:01

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A gorgeous watch and the rate results are impressive. Would also love
10/27/2007 - 17:47

to have your impressions down the road.

Wear it in good health

Re: A gorgeous watch and the rate results are impressive. Would also love
10/27/2007 - 18:23

Thanks, though I really love the enamel dial with the rose gold case it was the movement that sold me. There are very few manufacturers of chronometer grade movements out there. IMO Vacheron has hit a grand slam with this watch, classic case style, amazing quality "Grand Feu" enameled dial and chronometer grade movement. Then to add to it the limited edition and most important historical context made it an easy decision to buy it.

spot on after 15 days? Amazing! The Chronometre Royal is now even more
10/27/2007 - 18:58

on my wish list! Enjoy your lovely watch John.

Thank you and lookl forward to seeing pictures
10/28/2007 - 12:00

of yours someday.

Big congratulations, Johnly.
10/27/2007 - 19:36

Thanks for sharing the story and the watch. For me, the enamel dial is a killer. And the RG case with that red letter is a bonus!

You're a lucky man! Wear it in good health!

Greetings,

Jian

I could not agree with you more
10/28/2007 - 12:01

Its the total package...Thanks Jian

You're a lucky man!
10/28/2007 - 15:54

The more I look at this model, and the more I like it - VC has again "hit a grand slam" with this model...

Wear it in good health and post more pics if possible!!

First picture does not do this watch justice
10/28/2007 - 16:34

so I played with it and had to add just one more.

Lovely!!
10/28/2007 - 17:14

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Re: First picture does not do this watch justice
10/28/2007 - 20:32

Congratulations on the 1907!  I had a similar experience to yours, reading about the Chronometer Royal and getting caught up in the history, vintage quality, enamel dial, movement and LE.  I am anxiously waiting for mine to arrive in the US.  Thanks for posting the pictures!  May your good fortune make time pass brighter than ever.

Re: Re: First picture does not do this watch justice
10/28/2007 - 22:01

Hi Jim,

Thanks, and must tell you, as a soon to be owner that you may have difficulties keeping your hands off this watch, its that nice.

I was told by my AD that the united states was only getting 12 out of the 1st 100. I have no reason to doubt him, so keep the pressure on him to get it in asap.

Good luck and let us know once you get it.

John