It's all Francois fault....I sat next to him at the SIHH

dinner and he had this watch on his wrist (not the exact same watch just the same model) and I could not keep my eye's off it. I knew they only made 50 of them and assumed they were all sold out so I was hoping (very naive) that one would come up on the secondary market.

I found out a couple of weeks ago that 8 of these puppies were heading to the U.S., so got on the phone calling around. I had heard that 7 of the 8 were accounted for and found out where the last one was heading. Fortunately I was in the city where the AD was located so paid him a visit and he confirmed that they were getting one in and that it was not sold. Long story short we were able to come up with an agreeable price and I walked out a very happy man. Now all I had to do was wait for it to arrive. Well today was the day and could not be happierI love the clean simplicity to the dial though do wish the day/date windows were larger and possibly located higher. Other than that for me its perfect. It will go well with its little brother.

I hope to write up a report on it soon and would like to also do a comparison between it and the PP 5970 but for now just want to enjoy it.

Mr L

PS...Thanks Francois & Russell

It's all Francois fault....I sat next to him at the SIHH It's all Francois fault....I sat next to him at the SIHH

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You lucky, lucky Man! Niceeeee. (nt)
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John, sometimes even I haven't
05/09/2008 - 23:25

enough words to express myself, and as you know,

that's quite unusual

So is this magnificent watch!

Wear in health,

and I do hope,

we can meet and I can try it on my wrist




Doc, Hope we meet also...maybe next SIHH show???
05/10/2008 - 13:58


Yes of course, if not sooner :-) nt
05/10/2008 - 22:32


And that's the way I like it uhuhuh, Mr. L!
05/10/2008 - 00:20

I am sure the watch didn't make your day. It made your week, a month... Hell, it must've made your year!!!

It is such a beauty that it is hardly resistable... No wonder, you pulled the trigger on this one.

Glad I was next to you at the table, Mr. L, and Francois was next further down the row. Otherwise I could've been bitten by the EP MPCH (Excellence Platine Malte Perpetual Chronograph) bug ;-)))


May it only time happy moments (as the Polish saying goes) and enjoy every second of it!

BTW, your EP MCH (Excellence Platine Malte Chronograph) is just as awesome, John.

Radek, I like that polish saying...thanks but
05/10/2008 - 14:02

you have your HTP (historique toledo platinum) thats pretty awesome.

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05/10/2008 - 01:01

Wow! John,

Great looking watch! I'm happy you finally got it.

Wear it in excellent health.

All the Best,


my, my what a watch!! You are a VERY lucky man and I wish you
05/10/2008 - 01:31

many happy moments together

The last scan is the stuff dreams are made of  

Looking forward to the 5070 comparaison

Thanks Alex, hopefully next week some time.
05/10/2008 - 14:04

I also plan on posting it on the TZ Patek forum just to get another view point and also to let them know what they are missing.

Congratulations on such a rare beauty!!
05/10/2008 - 05:26

Congratulations, Mr. L.

That's mean pair you have there, Sir!! 

I wouldn't know which one to wear...I'm glad I don't have 'em (I'm consoling myself with self-reverse-psychology). Seriously, there ought to be a law against hording all that platinum!  

Better think twice about sharing a cab with me next time!

May it time only happy moments!  Wear you PT 950s in the best of health, Chief!



Thanks Kazumi and look forward to getting together again at
05/10/2008 - 14:07

another HL dinner or hopefully the next SIHH. Love your sense of humor.

you've good extremely good taste! the 5970 and this are the ultimate..
05/10/2008 - 05:31

pair of perpetual chrono. it will be a rare sight putting them side by side for comparison. looking forward to your report and enjoy your watch in good health .

Thanks and look forward to your opinions between the PP
05/10/2008 - 14:12

and the Vacheron.

Pics of the movement?
05/10/2008 - 05:39

 Pls. show us some pics of the marvelous caliber and congrats on such a super extremely cool piece.

I will have the pictures of the movement on the
05/10/2008 - 14:10

comparison post. I will try to get some nice hi res shots because in my mind the differences between the 2 movement is very small.

Keep on smoking,
05/10/2008 - 22:34

but for haven sake don't force him to unscrew the watch


Case back?
05/10/2008 - 22:50

The VC website states that it has a transparent case back?

yes, it has a transparent case back (nt)
05/10/2008 - 23:57


Wow! What an acquisition!
05/10/2008 - 07:03

2 knockout watches in one collection. BIG congrats Sir!

Thanks, very happy with them not sure which one
05/10/2008 - 14:15

I like the best????

Not possible, both are gorgeous!
05/10/2008 - 19:11

Maybe like asking which one you love the most, your son or daughter?

Gorgeous! Those are two amazing watches and seeing them side by
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side is a rare treat.

Wear you new watch (and old one too) in the best of health.

Thanks just wish the pictures were of better quality nt
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Gorgeous watch John
05/10/2008 - 14:41

can't wait to read your comparison report. Wear and enjoy

05/10/2008 - 15:07

Mr. L,

So many memories and emotions are coming back looking at your beautiful shots...

I adore the side by side photo, it is really neat!

I have to say, now I'm jealous

Congrats on acquiring one of the few pieces of the most beautiful watch ever made... 

You have no idea how much I am looking forward to your 5970 comparison, with HD close-up shots

Who knows Mr L., you might influence me the same way I did...



Re: WHoooaaaa....
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Hi Francois,

You must be working alot or on holiday, we don't hear from you as odten as we used to, whats up with that?

I hope the pictures and the comparison push you in the right direction, its a great piece, thanks for letting me try it on.

Mr L

Wow Wow Wow, I can't wait for your "long" report and your pics Mr. L..
05/10/2008 - 16:29

There is sometimes life seems so simple

Lucky man!

Congratulations, it's a nice watch (nt)
05/10/2008 - 17:01


Wow JohnLy! It's such an amazing piece!
05/11/2008 - 03:02

I hope I will be able to own one someday