Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Well, here it is  (La Voila)! My latest VC watch, courtesy of Antequorum.

I took a few quick pics, so I apolgize about the quality of the photos.

The description is from the Antequrum catalogue (slightly edited).

"Les Historiques - Power Reserve" Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, "Les Historiques - Power Reserve",
Ref. 48101. Made in the 1990s. Very fine, self-winding, water-resistant,
18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with date, 40-hour power reserve and an 18K yellow gold Vacheron & Constantin buckle.

Two-body, solid, polished, rounded band, case back with 6 screws, straight lugs, sapphire crystal.
Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, subsidiary dial for the days of the month at 6,
Sector for the up-and-down indication at 12. Yellow gold "baton" hands. M. Cal. 1190, rhodium-plated,
"fausses côtes" decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, beryllium balance adjusted to 5 positions,
shock absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring, 21K gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 7 mm.

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition

WOW how many VCs do you get per month? :-) I love the
07/30/2007 - 03:07

guilloche of the dial! very nice

enjoy it in good health.

Question: if this model is from the Historique model range which historical model had a power reserve indicator?

Re: WOW how many VCs do you get per month? :-) I love the
07/30/2007 - 04:02

Thanks for the kind words

There is another similar looking model but 38mm instead of 36mm which has a similar guilloché pattern but instead of the date wheel there is a tourbillon. The movement in that one is based on a Lemania movement.

The one I have is an automatic. There was at least one or two others which came out a few years earlier but were smaller (33-34mm, I think) with Roman numerals with and without guillochéd pattern. But they were manual.  Their appearance was very similar to this one.

Alex probably has more info.

By the way is that your Malte Tonneau tourbillon in photo?

That is some watch!!

Regards,

Joseph

my avatar is the unique tourbillon made for the
07/31/2007 - 14:13

2007 Only Watch auction sale and unfortunately I can only dream of it

As the Polish saying goes
07/30/2007 - 11:14

may it only time happy moments

Not sure if I'l 100% correct but I love this saying.

Great watch Joseph and as Space ace said when are you going to stop?

Re: As the Polish saying goes
07/30/2007 - 14:56

Thanks Alex,

That's a very nice quote.

But stopping, maybe slowing down a little...

Regards,

Joseph

Re: As the Polish saying goes...
07/31/2007 - 04:04

In the life, only moments are beautiful.

Congratulations Joseph, beautiful timepiece.

Greetings from Poland .

Re: Re: As the Polish saying goes...
07/31/2007 - 04:27

Thank you, Mariusz.

Your comments are appreciate.

Now I'll go and practice that Chopin Nocturne (E-flat major) I've been learning. (Really!)

Best Wishes,

Joseph

Thanks but I think...
07/31/2007 - 13:33

...that my comments aren't appreciate. My English language isn't too good therefore my answers are mostly laconic.

Best regards.

Mariusz

2/3 of the members of the Lounge are not native English speakers
07/31/2007 - 13:36

so nothing to worry about and believe me your English is better than our Polish

Your participation is always appreciated Mariusz and what is important is the passion and knowledge for VC the rest is only details...

Thank you very much Alex
07/31/2007 - 15:54

Have a nice day .

Zycze Ci rowniez mitego dnia
07/31/2007 - 16:59

Re: Zycze Ci rowniez mitego dnia
07/31/2007 - 19:57

Wow !. Dziękuję. Jestem pod wrażeniem .

I cheated...
07/31/2007 - 23:11

I asked a Polish collegue to give me the phrase

Re: I cheated...
08/01/2007 - 02:09

Not nicely  .

Best regards

Mariusz

Re: Thanks but I think...
07/31/2007 - 14:34

Oops,

That should have been "appreciated", which of course means thank you for your kind words.

Regards,

Joseph

Re: As the Polish saying goes
07/31/2007 - 20:16

Perfect translation, Alex. I love the sound of it in English now that you 'polished' it a bit

Re: Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition
07/31/2007 - 20:14

This is a very, very nice watch Joseph.

Congrats and wear it in good health

Re: Re: Latest Vacheron Constantin Acquisition
07/31/2007 - 22:27

Many thanks, Radek.

You know that after showing my watches here, and receiving such kind words, well, its only natural that when I wear one, I think of my fellow "Loungers".

Best wishes,

Joseph

Loungers, yeah I think that is what we are going to
08/03/2007 - 03:50

call ourselves in a while after all. Just take a look at the voting post.