A couple of better pictures showing the RG & YG American 1921s

I previously posted a couple of wristshots trying to show the ne YG version of the American 1921.  (click here to see previous post)

Here are a couple of side-by-side pictures I was able to take yesterday.  Hopefully they show off the color difference a little better.

A couple of better pictures showing the RG & YG American 1921s

A couple of better pictures showing the RG & YG American 1921s
very subtle differences (nt)
04/10/2014 - 18:00
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Thanks, Dan
04/10/2014 - 18:01
These pics show the difference in the metal colors.  Both versions are beautiful. Best, Robert
Hi Dan
04/10/2014 - 18:10
The difference is subtle but visible. But it looks like the amount of copper used in the "pink" version must have been small sinc e the colours seem close. Is the dial on the RG version greyish or is that just the lighting? If it's the light, then maybe the difference isn't that pronounced at all. I notice also with some Chopard models that the colour between their YG and RG cases is not very different. I guess everyone has their own formula for the gold mix. Thanks for the photos, Dan. Regardsless of the colour of the case, the watch is a beauty! Joseph
Wondering the same about the dials...
04/10/2014 - 19:17
nt
The dial colors are the same
04/10/2014 - 19:55
It is due to the lighting, the right side has some natural light coming in through a window. Not being able to take the plastic wrapping off may also affect the pictures's colors. The RG should be VC's std. 5N formulation. BR, Dan
Great shots Dan
04/10/2014 - 20:04
I feel this watch needs outside light to fully appreciate the dial, hands, VC logo, numerals. The wrap always distorts the look. I find it tough to shop for a watch and the AD won't let you take the wrap off to study the piece in detail. A great watch and must have for a VC lover Best, Joe
Dan - what's a minute difference between friends?
04/10/2014 - 23:09
It is certainly a challenge to catch them right. The lighting is crucial! However, good shots and a handsome outcome... 10/10 for effort - much appreciated. Tony
Thanks Tony, I figured at least I could try.
04/11/2014 - 04:05
If I try, I might be able to succeed.  If I don't try, I know will not succeed.  :-) BR, Dan
Colored gold
04/11/2014 - 01:28
Hi Dan, thank you for sharing, both versions are beautiful, but the RG remains my favorite ... Regarding Colored Gold, there is a fairly good introduction on wikipedia (sorry for bothering the more knowledgables among the lounge members ...). The key chart shows the various outcome based on relative share of gold, copper and silver: Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_gold There is also some information about green, purple, blue and black gold (not the liquid one ...). Best regards, R.
I like this chart Rolando, thanks!
04/11/2014 - 04:04
From the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie), I've also found that 5N is an ISO standard (ISO 8624) which is (75% gold + at least 4.5% silver + copper).  This is right in the area of your chart where "Red Yellow" is pointing to. Since it states "at least 4.5% silver", I guess that there can still be some minor variations in different manufacturer's 5N colors? BR, Dan
I'll take either, Dan ;-) thanks for sharing (nt)
04/11/2014 - 09:21
nt
Thanks for giving us this opportunity for comparing. (nt)
04/11/2014 - 11:08
smiley
Dan, thanks for sharing. Subtle differences. I would be
04/12/2014 - 19:04
happy with either one.