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. I do like that the price range is quite large, making it accessible to more people.
Observatory Chronometer, Pellaton Tourbillon, Pocket Watch:
World Time, Cottier System, Pocket Watch: (the cities are written in Portuguese?)
For chronograph lovers, there are Ref. 4072 and Ref. 4178:
I love the design of classic triple-dates:
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!
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.
I love VC's little chocolates, aka Cioccolatone:
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.
I know of at least 2 Loungers that are big fans of Cal. 1072/1, these are for you:
(A Ref. 205 CR with cal. 1072/1 and a diamond in the center of the Maltese Cross logo)
The designs of the next two pieces represent why the 1940s-1960s was considered the "Golden Age" of mechanical wristwatches:
1951 "Flame" lugs (they look similar in style to the Cornes de Vache lugs, but are different)
This last one is a personal favorite, because I have a pocket watch version of the $20 coin watch.