A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

Tick-Talk recently posted a few watches from the Phillips' May Auction in Geneva that interested him enough to go into some great detail about some of the pieces.  While I have not done the extensive research that he has, I do have some great eye candy on what will be available. 

I was surprised to see so many VCs being offered, 14 watches!  Some of these are quite lust-worthy to me, and others are actual affordable to me. cheeky   I do like that the price range is quite large, making it accessible to more people.

 

Observatory Chronometer, Pellaton Tourbillon, Pocket Watch:

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

World Time, Cottier System, Pocket Watch: (the cities are written in Portuguese?)

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

For chronograph lovers, there are Ref. 4072 and Ref. 4178:

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

I love the design of classic triple-dates:

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

The Jubilee 1755 was an instant hit when it was introduced to celebrate VC's 250th Anniversary in 2005.  Can't believe its already been 12 years since then, I am getting old really fast.  This model is the the only watch, from any brand, allowed to have a Geneva Seal logo on the dial itself!

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

Another special watch for the 250th Celebration in 2005 was this Ref. 91180.  It was a special gift to all male, full-time, employees. (female employees received a 1972).  These watches were never available for sale to the public.  For the VC fan, the "1755 - 2005" printed between 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock makes this special.

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

I love VC's little chocolates, aka Cioccolatone:

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

Another fan favorite model, the 222.  Although I'm not a fan of the two-tone designs of the 1970s, the case on this one looks pretty sharp.

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

I know of at least 2 Loungers that are big fans of Cal. 1072/1, these are for you:

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

(A Ref. 205 CR with cal. 1072/1 and a diamond in the center of the Maltese Cross logo)

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

The designs of the next two pieces represent why the 1940s-1960s was considered the "Golden Age" of mechanical wristwatches:

1949 "Cornucopia"

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

1951 "Flame" lugs (they look similar in style to the Cornes de Vache lugs, but are different)

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

 

 

This last one is a personal favorite, because I have a pocket watch version of the $20 coin watch.

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

A follow-up to Tick-Talk's recent post on VC goodies coming to auction

The cities are in French not Portuguese:-)
04/21/2017 - 09:54
Oops! You know I actually did a quick search based on the cities.
04/21/2017 - 11:01

Londres is used by several languages

Maderes was also several languages

Açores first popped up in my search saying it was Portuguese, thus my incorrect guess! blush

Well, not my most embarrassing thing on THL!  cheeky

Thank you, Dan!!!!
04/21/2017 - 14:28

Thank you for saving me the trouble of going through the catalogue.  You understand how lazy I am and are so thoughtful to do this.  

I dont think I ever knew this about the Jubilee 1755:  This model is the the only watch, from any brand, allowed to have a Geneva Seal logo on the dial itself!  

That is very cool, but how did it come to be that VC was allowed to do this on this particular dial?

 

The world timer PW is amazing looking.  The Ciocollatone and the 91180 ae very tempting.  And the two-tone 222 does look very crisp.  It makes me miss mine, which is spending the year at the spa.  

 

Best,

 

Robert

The Geneva Seal authorities accepted VC's request ( as a one off) because of the milestone it was
04/21/2017 - 14:35

celebrating, 250 years of existance is quite something and 10 yeara later no other brand has reached it!!

VC was first to display the Geneva Seal on the dial but no longer the only manufacturer..
04/21/2017 - 22:16

Roger Dubuis displays it on the dial of several models... I do not want to post pictures of Roger Dubuis watches here but you can just search Google images for "Roger Dubuis poincon de geneve" to find several models...

 

https://www.google.dk/search?q=roger+dubuis+poincon+de+geneve&espv=2&sou...

 

 

Re: VC was first to display the Geneva Seal on the dial but no longer the only manufacturer..
04/21/2017 - 22:54

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but IMHO, those dials are absolutely hideous!

I may be missing something but the watches in the link
04/22/2017 - 00:28

we're all skeleton so technically the GS is on the movement and not dial as there is no dial:-)

but please do post photos of RD, we are a very open forum!