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.