How I shot this Chrono QP Malte


You saw one or two weeks gao a little page about an VC exhibition in Strasbourg, France.

I wrote at this time that I was waiting since years to approach a Malte Chrono QP.

The d-day came during this Vacheron Constantin Exhibition.
A phone call from Edouard Genton, the manager of our VC shop in Strasbourg, asking me when we could do the shoots, at home, per my request.
We planified this for the following week.

One hour before to meet, I called him to confirm if he was coming home.
Indeed of course, and he asked me which watches he had to take with. Well, the subject was of course
the QP. so, why does he have to ask me which watches ?

Oh, yeah VC Loungers ! I have to say you that in France we say
1 montre (1 watch)
3 montres (3 watch) so you understand that plural "s" is not pronounced in France

Literally, his words, by phone were
- Quelles montres je t'apporte (which watches do I bring with? )
- la QP bien sûr (the QP of course)
- oui, bien sûr, mais quelle autre ? (yes of course, but what else ?)
... silence
- une autre montre (an other watch ?????????)

So, Mr Genton came with 2 watches, because he has two wrists !
He gave me the two beauties, but did not stay at home, lack of time. I was speechless !
So, I was alone with these two splendid watches.

I  had to be with efficient, concentrated.
Clean the watch as possible (remember that it was an exhibition watch) as I could without any polish or whatever.

I knew for long time how to shoot the QP, watch I knew by heart. The chessboard was ready for a long time.
Shoot, and do the same with the other watch.
But the Hommage was quiet new for my. By chance, it is a watch with a lot of "poesie". So, "she" did the play, "she" managed the shoots !

After intense 3 hours of shoots, go to shop, anxious, to return the watches.

What a relief when I entered in the shop, door closed, watches on table !

but What an experience.

That's the way I shooted these two watches. 3 hours, alone, with them. No right to fail, no right to damage them !

here it is

Some know this page.

For new Loungers, I hope you will appreciate.


Sublime Deniz, fantastic photos of a not less awsome watch! If I did
07/16/2007 - 12:08

not have a family to feed I would run to my AD right now and place an order for this watch. I love it: masculine,powerful yet elegant.

I can't believe you actually returned the watch

I was really happy to return them
07/16/2007 - 12:23

But I saw one again in Plan-Les-Ouates, it was the same shock.

Edouard was looking at me when I had this watch in my hands, I told after that it seemed to be very strong moment for me. And it was indeed !


this is what dreams are made of! You are a lucky man Deniz to have
07/16/2007 - 15:52

been able to spend time with that watch! Superb photography as well, love the idea of the watch on a chessboard.

Thank you.
07/17/2007 - 10:31

It has been a great pleasure indeed.

Also during Patrimony Explorateurs shots, where I had the Chrono QP  on wrist ! wouhhouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

I don't like gold box, but dial with golden indexes, hands, and THE moon, that's wonderful.


Re: How I shot this Chrono QP Malte
07/16/2007 - 21:02

A real wonderful watch, with such a moon!!!

How happy guy you are Deniz!

I would like to see and bear one on my wrist for some time.

Platinum or gold? I watched one in platinum on the net, and the moon is really close to the real one...

What do you think of it?


Gold or platinium
07/17/2007 - 10:28

that's indeed a big question.

The platinium box is absolutely fantastic on wrist. Because of the lugs, because of the "officier" back, there is really a lot of metal, and according to density of Pt950, the watch is absolutely magistral. A really watch full of power, of character, in a very very class design.

Looks like real.Wow, yes, you're perfectly right.

But, I'd like a platinium with the golden moon !!!


Your photos are amazing Deniz, thanks for sharing (nt)
07/16/2007 - 21:26


thank you Space Ace,
07/17/2007 - 10:32

I hope you'll enjoy next pictures too.


Re: How I shot this Chrono QP Malte
07/17/2007 - 12:43


Thank you for those amazing pictures - we share the same passion... I have been in love with this watch for the last 4-5 years.

I once attended a VC event in London and was lucky enough to be given a book on VC Grandes Complications - in it were 2 amazing close-up shots of the QP... I have loss count of how many times I have looked at those and just dreamed that maybe one day... well, I'm still in the dreaming stage (although I am putting all the money I can in a little kitty, and before long I hope to be able to buy one), but now you've given me so many more shots to drool over, I feel reborn again!

Although the details stand out more and the red numbers fit a lot better with the yellow gold model, I still do prefer the Platinum model though. I think also the gold model would look nicer with a black strap...

Thanks for all the pictures!

Happy dreamer ...
07/18/2007 - 11:18

How lucky you are t obe be able to know that one day, you will enter in your favorite shop, trembling, and ask to order this watch...

sweet dreams !