Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book

Dear Loungers as you probably know, on Sept 17 Vacheron Constantin shall be unveiling a timepiece that will go down in watchmaking history.

A piece that was commissioned by a passionate collector 8 years ago and which has finally been completed.

To participate you have to answer the following question:

How many complications does this watch have?

The winner will be the one to have guessed correctly and if no correct answer it will be the one(s) who have gotten closest.

The prize will be a new book on Vacheron Constantin's history: The Artisans of Time

The competition is open until Sept 15 noon Geneva Time

 

Have fun yes

 

 Guess the number of complications in the

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09/08/2015 - 14:11
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09/12/2015 - 11:55
So torn here.... I will guess 28
09/08/2015 - 12:06

No way you would just "one-up" the Graves. 26 would have been nice (260th Anniversary and all)....   But still, I vote 28. 

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09/08/2015 - 14:11

3 more than cal 89 and my lucky number too cheeky

 

But Alex please, tell us if the book is also available for sale cool

Yes no worries, book will be available for sale in a month or so :-)
09/08/2015 - 14:34
Stupid cal 89... how could I have forgotten? *slaps forehead*
09/08/2015 - 14:48
LOL!
09/08/2015 - 15:27

Never mind Jamie, I have the feeling we're both far away from the truth crying

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/08/2015 - 19:04

Dear Alex, I go for 25 + 52 

something very special??

Cheers, R.

 

Re: Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/08/2015 - 19:10

Ooops, copy-paste error, should have been (5 to the power of 2) plus (2 to the power of 5) ...

That's a lot of complications!
09/08/2015 - 20:41

57 would be amazing!  Cannot wait to see if you are right.

Re: That's a lot of complications!
09/08/2015 - 22:01

So am I !!!

Took your guess times 2 plus 1 , and found some fun math :-))

Seriously, I think VC will go for something REALLY outstanding ... considering the development time, the pre-announcements and the fact that it will be a unique piece

 

Wow... I don't know if you were fist and "win", but you got the right answer. Impressive!
09/17/2015 - 16:58

My my...  That was an interesting way to happen upon the correct answer!

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 02:07

39!

Can't wait to buy the book, assuming I don't win :)

Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 09:45

I will go for 30.  

I will be fascinated to see if this watch can have lots and lots of complications and still be aesthetically pleasing!

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 10:44

I'm going to guess for 41 complications.

I'm quite excited to see this piece. I'll say 27 complications
09/09/2015 - 11:23
Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 12:32

My guess is 26.

JB

The book goes to Joseph but 26 is my number and birthday,
09/10/2015 - 20:50

so how can I refuse!

 

Best to all,

Grandpa Tim

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 14:37

47!

Re: Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 14:38

BTW, that's an enthusiatsic 47, not 47 factorial!

Like roulette ))
09/09/2015 - 15:02

My guess is 40 ))

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 16:32

69 complications

I'll guess 38
09/09/2015 - 20:38

No matter the number, I am sure it will be impressive. 

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/09/2015 - 21:02

Dear Alex, 

 

The watch itself looks amazing and fantastic no matter how many complications it will have.

My gut feeling tells me 26. However, I believe that is not complicated enough.

It would be quite cumbersome to read something on the watch at the end. Joking. :o)

I guess maybe 17 as the origin century of VC.

If I would be the winner, I would like to pass the price (I won the Kal. 3300 book last time) to the first person who has noted down 26.

I would like to see such time piece once in reality.

 

best regards

Sven 

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/10/2015 - 07:04

A modest 22!!!!! :-))))

Re: Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/10/2015 - 08:29

Except for Alex, there is one person here that knows for sure, so I'll just follow and say 26.

 

Good luck to all!

My guess is 49
09/11/2015 - 03:09

49 is calling my name and I must guess it ! :) Looks like an amazing new book :)

I forgot to add, thank you for organizing this contest makes it even funner on the forum :D (nt)
09/11/2015 - 03:10
Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/11/2015 - 04:58

I'm going to guess 31 complications!

a tricky question
09/11/2015 - 17:10

as there is no common agreement as to what a "complication" is surprise.  Visible features, internal modifications, only related to time, or other novelties such as thermometer?  Nevertheless, I must stake my number before they are all gone so I'll guess the first three factors will be counted for a Grand Ouevre total of ....40

I will guess "33"
09/12/2015 - 11:55

as a french Doctor asked  his/her patient to prononce when checking how the sound is transmitted to the hands.  LOL

Wait to discover more on sept 17th ;-))

A great book to be read for sure.

Cheers,

Liger

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/12/2015 - 21:29

42.

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/13/2015 - 02:32

I'll play...

34.

 

10 over the Graves watch.

 

Good luck to all Loungers.

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/13/2015 - 13:27

38 complications 

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/13/2015 - 13:43

I say 43, since the numbers around 40 have all been taken!

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/13/2015 - 16:49

Logically based on hints, I would say 26. Even a knowledgeble guy like JB got 26. But then it is not the most complicated ever. So I guess many hints have not been given.

So I will guess 40. 

What the heck...I will buy the book. 

Re: Contest: Guess the number of complications in the "Grand Oeuvre" and win a fantastic book
09/13/2015 - 20:43

Good day all,

i'm going to guess 17 complications. Good luck to all.

Joe