Happy 258th!

Happy Birthday, Vacheron Constantin!

 Happy 258th!

All the best,

Robert
09/17/2013 - 05:01
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09/18/2013 - 12:09
09/18/2013 - 13:49
Did you bake a cake?
09/17/2013 - 06:16
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We're working on it, Dean
09/17/2013 - 16:42
LOL, looking forward to the "after" picture ;-)
09/17/2013 - 18:18
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HEY! Is that a new watch for you, to celebrate 258?
09/17/2013 - 10:04
If it is, tell us more, tell us more! BR, Dan
I need to get some new shoes put on...
09/17/2013 - 16:47
...hopefully before the 259th!  Best regards, Robert
yup it all started on Sept 17, 1755.Is that a new watch to celebrate?
09/17/2013 - 11:27
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You have a good eye and memory, Alex
09/17/2013 - 16:49
Thanks for noticing.  I woud much rather celebrate VC's birthday than count the candles on my own cake. crying Best, Robert
c'mon tell us more on the 1912. The WG model is really rare!!
09/17/2013 - 17:00
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Re: c'mon tell us more on the 1912. The WG model is really rare!!
09/17/2013 - 18:31
I will write up and post some photos once I get a new strap on it this Fall. I was delighted to find one of these.  After seeing Joe's (4Js) in person earlier this year, I was convinced. (And if I were not yet convinced, Joe finished the job!)  Prior to that, I had thought, "Hmmmm, it is a nice watch, but not very special."  Boy did I get that wrong!  As you know, Alex, it is a lovely and utterly charming watch that I could only fully appreciate unily after I had it on and then after wearing it on a daily basis for a few weeks.    Alex, how rare is the white gold version v. the rose gold?  Do you have any idea of numbers or percentages?  Thanks again, and I promise more soon. Robert
Made in 1162 pieces in rose gold and 750 in WG
09/17/2013 - 18:57
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Thank you, Alex!
09/17/2013 - 19:03
Good to know.
Alex, both VC and you share the same sun sign - you both
09/17/2013 - 18:36
Are VIrgos.
What a coincidence ...
09/17/2013 - 20:32
Since today 17 September will be also a very important date in my life more than ever ;)
Congratulations!
09/17/2013 - 20:35
Now this truly is an important day! All good wishes, Robert
Thanks Robert and congratulations for your new "baby" :D
09/17/2013 - 20:38
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Re: Thanks Robert and congratulations for your new "baby" :D
09/17/2013 - 23:16
Congratulations François and family Is it à boy called jean marc ? Best
François this is amazing news! Congratulations, please tell us
09/18/2013 - 11:53
more; girl or boy? name?
Thanks Alex :D
09/18/2013 - 14:32
A boy and no he is not called François or Jean Marc, but Mathieu. smiley
welcome to oour youngest Lounger :-)
09/18/2013 - 14:54
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Congratulations, Francois!
09/18/2013 - 18:52
Beautiful watch...and even more beautiful baby...a long and happy life! Joseph
Thanks Joseph :)
09/19/2013 - 00:54
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I'm raising a glass to the 258th!...
09/17/2013 - 22:01
Thank you Robert. A wonderful achievement for Vacheron Constantin. They must be doing something right? heart... Here's to many more years of growth and prosperity. Kind regards Tony
Congrats, Robert!
09/18/2013 - 12:09
This, of all your heavy favorites among VC pieces, comes really unexpectedindecision. Of course, the history behind the creation of the piece as well as it being an LE plus a classic design both on the dial and the case add to the overall allure of the watch. How do the loose lugs feel and wear, I wonder? Waiting for the write-up and more scans! In the meantime, all  the best and may the 1912 see and time many more happy birthdays for you and the loved ones! BTW, the boy looks so much like you. Go figurewink
Thanks, buddy!
09/18/2013 - 17:29
The 1912 came as a surprise to me as well.  It was not on my LIST (which was long already).  But there is something about this 1912... The hinged lugs are really a beautiful detail and add to the interest of this watch.  The watch is very comfortable to wear as the lugs conform to whatever wrist they are on.  I'll write more soon enough.  Thanks for your good wishes. And, for better or worse, I am afraid my son does ressemble me.  The poor kid!  Best always, Radek. Robert
here's an old article I had written about "rediscovering" my 1912
09/18/2013 - 17:31
Rediscovering the 1912
I read this article many times...
09/18/2013 - 19:13
...when I was waiting for mine (it seemed like a very long wait).  It helped to inspire me to go for the 1912 in the first place.  I especially love your final remark in teh article: "Well, she’s on my wrist as I write, sticking out from under my shirt cuff smiling at me."  That is exactly how I feel when I wear it.  It does slide very nicely under the cuff, remaining discrete during client meetings.  When it emerges from under the cuff, it does indeed smile back.  Perhaps it is the shape, or the unusual hinged lugs, or maybe it is the lovely dial, with its grainy texture, and the gorgeous hands -- no , it must be the painted numerals exploding from the center of the dial, which add a touch of whimsey to the otherwise demure watch.  In any case, it does smile back, and that is a good quality in a watch. Best, Robert
what a lovely photo!!!
09/18/2013 - 19:14
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And by coincidence...
09/18/2013 - 22:41
Today, I flipped open my 2012 VC Diary (never got the 2013, but hope to get a 2014), and it opened to this page: "Articulated lugs"  -- so that's what they're called.  enlightened And the cambering, referred to twice in the brief description, is to die for.
Re: Happy 258th!
09/18/2013 - 13:49
Happy B-day, and for many many years to come, Vacheron at power!!