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Hi everybody.

I want to acquire a new watch. My current collection includes  Rolex 116519 white gold with diamond, Chopard 1359772 Ltd. Edition Titan. VC 738347 white gold. VC overseas dual time. Rolex Explorer I and Rolex Prince date SS. 

I now want a Rose gold VC with open case back and in-house movement. Any Suggestions? ( i prefer black dial for the fortune teller tells me that I need black or sapphire blue in my life but if no better choices, I can live with light coloured dials).

I would like to thank you all in advance and I will be eternally grateful...

BTW, my budget , being an underpaid medical practitioner in Asia, is only a mere $50K american. Tnx.

I wold vote for the Patrimony Traditionnelle
03/05/2011 - 22:41
ref 82172/000R. To get it in rose gold with the black dial would mean that it has the "boutique" edition look. Otherwise you'll have the silver dial. Great case, great dial, great movement (in-house caliber 4400 with Geneva Hallmark). Bill
RG with black dial you have 2 solutions: boutique pieces or
03/06/2011 - 03:00
bespoke (considering that your budget is rather substantial) certain models from the regular production exist in rose gold with black dial, made for and available only at the VC boutiques: Patrimony Contemporaine manual wind Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic Malte with date and power reserve Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic VC also offers a bespoke service and considering your budget you cold have something special made for you
Re: RG with black dial you have 2 solutions: boutique pieces or
03/06/2011 - 08:37
I think the Patrimony Contemporaine looks much better with a Black Dial then the Traditionelle.  I saw the Traditionelle Automatic with Black Dial, and think the RG or WG versions are better; perhaps because it is slightly thicker/slightly smaller, and has the railroad pattern. The Malte with Power Reserve and Date looks better in Black (I have seen this one too), then it does in RG/WG, but I think this model is discontinued.
Boutique pieces?
03/06/2011 - 22:41

Do VC issue press releases on boutique specials?  The four watches shown are sublime.  The VC collection is very tempting but watches like those above may make a difference on deciding the next watch.  If you dont live near a boutique, this opportunity is lost! Cheers Steve

surprisingly VC never communicated on these watches!
03/07/2011 - 03:20
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Boutique editions
03/06/2011 - 10:06
I agree with Alex and the rest.  Your best bet for a black dial watch would be to look for a boutique edition. Personally, I own a Contemporaine manual winding Boutique Edition so my preference is obvious.  I think it is the most handsome (sublime!) of the lot.  Unfortunately, it has a solid case back which hides the dimunitive in-house cal. 1400.   If you want an open case back, then the Contemporaine in automatic would be my suggestion (if you are open to automatics too).  Of course there is also the Traditionelle Self-winding with a similar automatic movement. I am not sure if they have a boutique edition of the Traditionelle manual winding, but it does have an open case back which displays the beautifully finished cal. 4400 (IMHO it is not as pretty as the cal. 1400 in terms of classical  architectural sense, but it has a good contemporary size that matches the traditionelle's proportions beautifully).  I do agree with KK's opion regarding the Traditionelles.  Although the RG case and black dial combination is a killer, it does negate one of the nice details that shine out in the regular production models...the two-tone color scheme of the dials.  I hope you find something that speaks to you!  Good luck! Kazumi 
Re: Boutique editions
03/15/2011 - 18:23
Thanks guys. I think that the contemporaine automatic will truly do it for me. I've longed to have a VC with an open case back. The malte power reserve is good too but reminds me of my OS DT in terms of dial design. Thank you for the breathtaking pictures and wonderful suggestions.