...of the VC Tonneau shaped watches.
My two favorite are the 1995 one, and the Tourbillon :)
...raaaaa the T.O.U.R.B.I.L.L.O.N ^^
The 1912 piece looks a lot like PP's chronometro gondolo (the old ones). I wonder who inspired whom? At any rate, I think it (and most of the others) still look good even today. Personally, I like the 1997 model (and the tourby of course). I think there are still a few of them to be had in the grey market. Can we expect any non-malte type tonneau coming from VC soon? (although it might be construed as following in the footsteps of PPs release of the chronometro gondolo)... Kazumi
to answer one of your questions the answer is ....wait and see
as for the tonneau watches which look like Patek's recently launched Gondolo, the form was a fashonable trend starting 1915 and other brands had similar looking watchs such as Longines or Omega.
The one who really relaunched the modern tonneau trend is Frank Muller!!
Ha! You are at it again, Alex.
A few nights ago my wife commented on how nice the new chronometro gondolo looked (she is a PP fan). Although the malte tonneau models looked OK, I thought it would be nice if VC had something else without the malte lugs or some other fresh form-watch design.
I guess Frank Muller really made a killing with the re-hashing of the tonneau design. To his credit, he recognized and seized the opportunity; practically making that style his own. Tthose who do not know about VC and PPs historical designs will probaly think the gondolo was a copy of FMs design....well, in a way, it probably is - in the sense that PP is trying to cash in on the risk taken by FM in relaunching the tonneau design. I don't own any of his watches but I did get to shake hands with him once in his boutique here in Osaka.
Looking forward to seeing more from VC. Unfortunately, "looking" and "seeing" are the only things I can afford to do right now...
the new Chronometro Gondolo was based on a design from a vintage watch was that people don't think they were copying Frank Muller!
picture I found in my computer.
The Malte Tourbillon is my dream watch
I still like my Royal Eagle Chrono best although a Malte Tourbillion would be my dreamwatch as well
put a kevlar, composite material strap on it it would look pretty cool as a sporty summer watch.
It would be really nice to see VC re-issuing a simple tonneau watch with an appropriately sized manual winding form movement.
question is when?
The 1912 is the 1st modern VC I ever bought, the look, size and shape are perfect and even though it gets little wrist time I enjoy having it.
I'm happy to hear that VC is working on a new shaped movement, and I'm sure that it will be well worth the wait! It would be fantastic if they could put an adjustable mass balance with this new movement.
especially in RG. Great buy,Alex! I would have gotten one myself a long time ago for the same reasons you mention in your post had it been a bit larger...