Geography lesson...

Hi all,

Alex was kind enough to give me great advice before I purchased this watch. I posted this short review on a French langage board, but thought it might be interesting to you all. So...

I give you my Vacheron Constantin Mercator.    
Geography lesson...
  It's a double retrograde, hommage to Gerard Mercator, one of the fathers of modern cartography.
This short series were made in platinum and yellow gold, with the dials in Champleve or enamel. Mine is in platinum with a silver champleve dial showing the map of the Americas.
  Geography lesson...   Of course, it's the dial that makes this watch. The compass (usually called hand :)) for the hours jumps from hour to hour while the minute jumps at 60.
Geography lesson...   Extra thin mechanism. Not engraved but high quality. Keeps very good time.
Geography lesson...
  A wrist shot. Sorry for the poor photo quality.
  Geography lesson...     Last pic. Of course reading time is not straightforward, but I find it very poetic...
  Geography lesson...
Beautiful Watch, Congratulations!
05/11/2013 - 18:31
There are a lot of Mercator lovers in this community, and for good reason.
Re: Geography lesson...
05/11/2013 - 19:26
Hope you don't mind my posting the photos for others who have an aversion to clicking outside links (I have a very robust virus checker).  Also, this leaves a copy for future reference if your links become inactive. And congratulations on your beautiful watch, a real iconic VC heart
It has taken me a while
05/11/2013 - 19:50
...but I have completely come round to these Mercator watches... I think they are really cool. Enjoy your great watc. Gary
Love! Love! Love!
05/12/2013 - 00:28
Congratulations! That is a magnificent watch! Robert
A beautiful watch, Congratulations!
05/12/2013 - 01:23
Wear it in excellent health! Joseph
Re: Geography lesson...
05/12/2013 - 21:43
Beautiful watch.  It's something that no one else will be wearing.
A true modern icon! Congrats and welcome to the Lounge :-)
05/13/2013 - 11:48
+1 :-) (nt)
05/14/2013 - 15:53
Re: +1 :-) (nt)
05/15/2013 - 22:42
Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments and the wishes !
05/20/2013 - 11:54
Congrats on your newest timepiece! It's a poetic piece indeed and of incredible beauty.  Wear it in good health.