I have just com back form another dealer in London that had an enormos range of VCs - mostly the Malte range, and looked at the dials thorugh a x15 loupe this time and equally flawless. I should add that i once found a small hair in a £25 watch stuck behind the second hand so this is an issue with many watches.
Was also shocked that on the Piguet 1185 based chrongraphs - the minute register usually advances (i.e registers 1 mn) when the second hand is at about 59sec (this is very common on some other brands that use the Piguet 1185) such that sometimes if 59 secs have elapsed the counters can often register 1min and 59 sec. With the Malte Tonneau chronograph that i tested the minute counter registered 1min at excatly 60sec! Very rare and a pleasure to see.
Just love VC!