I'm in love again...

It’s a beautiful summer, the birds are singing, the sun is shining, … and I have fallen in love again. I'm in love again...I'm in love again...

After months of searching, I have finally found a proper replacement for the VC 47212 that I almost bought last April.

Any guesses? Here’s a hint…

I'm in love again...



07/03/2008 - 12:54
07/03/2008 - 14:39
Looks like a Malte lug. Could it be the Malte Chrono? (nt)
07/03/2008 - 13:25


Agree, Malte perpetual calendar chrono? NT
07/03/2008 - 13:29


you tease!! would have said QDI but maybe a Malte tonneau?
07/03/2008 - 13:42


I'm in love again, and again for the 2nd time pehaps???
07/03/2008 - 14:08

Nice Malte lugs, and picture is in black and white. Perhaps I think its white metal...hmmmmmmm very interesting. Cannot wait for more clues.


Just in order to try a comparaison
07/03/2008 - 14:23

it fits

Re: I'm in love again...
07/03/2008 - 14:39

Its either  the same one or the earlier version (?)


I can't fool you guys...
07/03/2008 - 16:31

You're pretty much all on the money... I did buy the 47212, again… My first unfortunate experience cooled off my love for VC, and took some of the “magic” I felt for the brand away… Not having bought the 47212, I was left with a decent amount of extra funds, and for 2 weeks I couldn’t sleep, thinking of how best to use that money (thanks to Alex, Doc, and Bill for all the support – I must have been emailing these guys 5 times a day)… I seriously considered using it to pay down the house mortgage. But at the same time, I wanted to buy myself a quality watch, so I looked around to find a replacement. I was so madly in love, infatuated and obsessed with the EP QP that to me, buying any other watch seemed like throwing money away (no offense intended to anyone…). I did consider for a while the Malte Chrono, which, compared to the 47212, offers a much better value/price ratio… but in the end, I would have missed my moonphase too much. I think if an EP version of the Malte Chrono would have been available at the time I took my decision, I would have probably gone for it. I did consider also the QdI, but since the collection has just been launched, I’m in no rush to get one right now. So in the end I decided to buy the 47212, again. But because of the first experience, I wasn’t ready to spend the same amount of $$$ for it. Luckily for me, while the GBP/CHF exchange rate had gone the wrong way for me, the GBP/USD evolution was much more favorable. I made a few call to some ADs in the US, and in the end managed to struck a decent deal. Price differential because of the FX and discount was HUGE compared to what I had initially paid. I know this forum shouldn’t be about the buying experience itself, but for me it is closely linked to appreciation of the watch… The first time around I didn’t feel I was getting a good deal, and because of that I did feel bad putting that much money on a watch. I’ve had no qualms this time… I’ve had it for now a week, and I can’t get tired of looking at it… especially the moonphase Here’s a few pics, but I guess I need to get a macro lense for my camera for better shots (that’s me: all the gear and no idea…). I’ll try to get better ones soon

Cheers, Francois

Nice catch François! (nt)
07/03/2008 - 16:35


NNIIIICCCEEEE! Great catch and may it time only happy moments, I'm
07/03/2008 - 16:46

glad that you found one, that watch had your name on it

what a gorgeous watch and great story :-) Would love to see better
07/03/2008 - 16:55

scans :-)

Wear it in good health

Love is lovelier the second time around! :-)
07/03/2008 - 17:40

So Batman Returns!..with another EP QP!!

Congratulations, Francois. 

As Alex said, the watch must have your name on it. 

What is even better is getting it at a sweeter deal than before. 

Wear it in good health mon ami!

Best wishes,


So very happy for you!
07/03/2008 - 18:44

Francois, this is wonderful news.  I've been away from the Lounge for awhile, just checked in and saw your terrific story. 

There is definitely good karma between you and this watch, which I hope lasts with you forever!  Congratulations, Dan

Hey! Welcome back, Dan! We missed ya!
07/04/2008 - 19:18

Good to have you back!



that moonphase almost singlehandedly justifies the purchase of the
07/03/2008 - 18:55

watch!! Stunningly beautiful and looks perfect on your wrist.

Re: I can't fool you guys...
07/03/2008 - 19:02

And what's not to love?

Wear in good health, Miki

Yiiiihaa! BIG congrats!
07/03/2008 - 20:10

Hope you wear it well with lots of love.

Thanks guys for all the nice comments!!!
07/03/2008 - 23:08

I am in heaven right now, you should see the grin on my face...

Life is good!

Francois, it was meant to be....
07/04/2008 - 00:50

It even looks better the 2nd time around. Wear it in good health (no taxi rides at 3:00 in the morning).



Re: Francois, it was meant to be....
07/04/2008 - 02:56

IMHE the second time around is like make-up sex: Better than ever! Miki

I bet you fight a lot Luca...just to make up ;-) nt
07/04/2008 - 19:21


Re: I bet you fight a lot Luca...just to make up ;-) nt
07/05/2008 - 01:10


so true... (nt)
07/06/2008 - 19:57

yes, I'm trying to avoid the 3am taxis... ;-) (nt)
07/06/2008 - 19:56