Cioccolatino

Hi

Just Intercepted the guy from DHL before my wife found out what I had been up to to celebrate my own birthday. Thanks to Alex for confirming match of case and movement number. This piece is from 1952, spend most of its life in a safe, which contributed to make my jaw drop because of its condition. The dial has a small spot between the 10 and 11 marker, but beside of this is close to absolutely mint. My first VC with a hammer automatic. You can really feel the movement. Photo shot with cell phone, but still pretty nice :-)

Have a nice weekend

John

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What a find!
12/04/2015 - 20:15

Great watch and the condition is amazing, as you said.  That movement looks as though it could have been assembled yesterday.  Congratulations.  It looks wonderful on your wrist.  I am glad it has been rescued from the safe - perhaps it can see some more wrist time now.

Re: What a find!
12/04/2015 - 20:58

I was amased and initial a bit worried as well. Take a look at this side shot. I bought a 6394q with VC documentation from the 2005 anniversary auction as well, so I am pretty certain that it is kosher.

Re: What a find!
12/05/2015 - 00:41

I would really appreciate other owners of the same ref to chip in:

 

John

Beautiful ref 4657
12/04/2015 - 21:46

Not actually a Cioccolatone, which was a nickname granted by Italian collectors to the carre galbe or curved-square case shape.  Yours is most decidedly square bezel on square case and, with those beautiful stepped lugs, makes for a very masculine presence.  I'd love to hear about your impressions of the bumper-winding cal. 477 as I confess to never having experienced a watch with this movement.

Beautiful ref 4657

 

Re: Beautiful ref 4657
12/04/2015 - 22:05

The movement goes boing boing which scares you a bit  and sincerely does not feel that sofisticated.. I never claimed this was a cioccolatone but a ..tino. Like little sister. This reminds me a bit about my latin exam, where I actually did so well (to my own surprise) that I felt obliged to get fiowers for the censor in my parents garden.

LOL, I get it
12/04/2015 - 22:49

clever yes

Congrats on "Tino", the little sister :-)
12/05/2015 - 09:36

Looks great, and you can definitely tell you have a watch on your wrist with the way the automatic windinfg hammer operates!

At first it feels a little strange, but you get used to it, and eventually it becomes a comfortable reminder of the jewel on your wrist.

BR, Dan

Re: Cioccolatino
12/05/2015 - 14:17

And here comes the younger brother from 1966, which I bought together with the Cioccolatino. Ref 6394Q

Another nice watch!
12/05/2015 - 15:21

That must be the same watch you discussed earlier.  Its not a 6394 though, is it ?  You are building a nice portfolio of vintage V&C smiley

Another nice watch!

Ref 6594, Antiquorum photo

Re: Another nice watch!
12/05/2015 - 15:47

Same mistyping again. Third time at least, but it does not change that you are rigth. Of course 6594blush

Thanks

John

lovely! Happy B day :-)
12/07/2015 - 09:29
Superb!
12/12/2015 - 10:33

So many things I love here case and dial especially...  may it brings only happy moments and happy birthday !

François

Re: Superb!
12/12/2015 - 17:59

Thanks to both of you.

 

John