First Post-- VC Saltarello

This is the first time I'm posting on this forum and so far I'm very impressed with the level of passion and knowledge of the moderator and the loungers here. First Post-- VC Saltarello 

I love VC Saltarello. I have recently been offered a beautiful piece in rose gold. While the rose gold (limited to 200) looks the most subtle (guilloche), the white gold metal (also limited to 200) looks the neatly cleanest in my view. So, I have a hard time trying to convince myself if I should pull the trigger on the RG. May I ask what color fo you prefer?

The other thing I like about Saltarello is its movement 1120. From what I read, it is one of the most realiable and beautiful automatic movements in VC’s lineup. However, many people here seem to suggest that cal. 2475 in the famous Jubilè 1755 ranks higher. Wondering how your compare these two movements (in terms of performance, finishing, engraving and etc.) and which one is the winner in your view? 

Thanks a lot for your thoughts.

Teetann

Welcome on board Teetann!!
02/22/2008 - 21:18

...you are a really lucky guy!!...a Saltarello...WA!

The movment is really reliable according to what I read too ;) It's à JLC 920 based caliber, and Patek and AP also used this base! :)

The 2475 is a totally VC in-house caliber, so ranked higher I think.

But I don't own any of these two caliber...so I can't tell you which caliber is the best...but the Saltarello is definitivly a good choice!! Congrats again and hope you will post pics as soon as possible :)

Welcome to VC passionates!
02/23/2008 - 00:48

Fred summarized quite well for the calibers. The metal choice is just a personal taste, and you have to feel well by wearing it.

And by looking at it every time...

Send pics once your choice is made. I'm sure it will be the right choice because you did it from your personal feeling.

Re: First Post-- VC Saltarello
02/23/2008 - 05:27

Welcome to the Lounge!

IMHO, both movements are first class.  It might boil down to what you value in a movement.  For example, the 1120 is not an in-house movement (this in itself is not a measure of quality but some people put a premium on it), but having been adopted by the top houses, I think that speaks for itself!  Plus, it has withstood the test of time and has been a solid base movement for more complicated variants.

On the other hand, the 2475 and its variants is a newer model and is fully in-house.  It is (for lack of a better word) beautifully finished to the bone.  That said, it is still a child compared to the 1120 and has yet to gain a solid reputation.  I own the Jubilee 1755 (in RG) and I am very pleased with the beauty of the movement, and its reliability so far.

As to the Saltarello, it is a great find in any variation.  As mentioned earlier, it all boils down to your preferences and lifestyle.  RG is more noticeable than WG but it has an elegant warmth to it compared to say YG.  WG is more subtle but may apear cold to some. 

Good luck in your decision and I hope we get to see Saltarello pics from you someday.

Cheers!

kazumi

I don't consider the cal 1120 inferior to the 2475 especially in its
02/23/2008 - 13:53

implementation in the Saltarello

Maybe some may consider the  cal 2475 as superior since its inhouse. The finish is also amazing but so it is in the Saltarello.

As for which version I would say go for the one you feel would put the biggest smile on your face. and as to the version I prefer? its the yellow gold model.

Keep us posted on your choice and welcome to the Lounge

Thanks....
02/23/2008 - 19:29

Thanks Fred, Anka, Kazumi and Alex for the warm welcome. While I'm rather a whote metal guy, saltarello wg version is difficult to come by these days so not much choice for me anyway. I will keep everyone posted. Talking about movement, I found a good review article by Walt Odets on the TZ that speaks highly about the 1120 so I tend to agree with Alex that 1120 and 2475 should be exclusively and equally remarkable. Cheers!

keep us posted and please post scans PS
02/23/2008 - 19:43

I forwarded your request to VC and am waiting for a reply

Welcome Teetann, no matter which metal you choose you can't go wrong!
02/24/2008 - 10:55

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