a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

years.

There was some discussion on some of VC's recent offerings made for specific markets / retailers so I looked at the scans I had in my computer and came up with these (obviously non exhaustive)


Audubon Dragons dial (unknown date)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Audubon (Turkey - unknown date)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Mercator (France - 2004)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Malte Tourbillon in steel (Geneva boutique - 2006) scan courtesy of Paul Boutros
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Toledo 1952 (Ukraine - 2006-2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

Sputnik (Moscow Boutique - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Malte black nickel tourbillon (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur boutiques - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

Overseas "Engine" (Japan - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Overseas RG-steel (Hong Kong -2006-2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past



Patrimony Contemporaine made for Machado (Portugual - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past



Bi retrograde day/date made for Cortina (Singapore - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past



Malte Power Reserve/Moon (Taiwan - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past



Malte Chronograph (US - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Overseas Chronograph (US - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Alexander the Great (Greece - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Overseas Chronograph (Japan - 2007)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Perpetual Calendar (Geneva, Moscow and Sganhai boutiques - 2008)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Metiers d'Art (Shanghai boutique - 2008)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past



Patrimony Traditionnelle cal 2755 made for Dubail (Paris  - 2009)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

Chronometre Royal in platinum (Geneva, Moscow and Shanghai boutiques - 2009)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past




Malte Chronograph made for Dubail (Paris - 2009)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past




Malte Chronograph (Moscow boutique - 2010)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past




Metiers d'Art Les Dragons (Geneva, Moscow, Shanghai and Hong Kong boutiques 2010)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past

a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past


Overseas Chronograph (Greece - 2010)
a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past
VC really shines in this arena!
06/08/2010 - 18:39
Perhaps because they are indeed "special" editions and not endless variations of the same model.  Some are more pleasing than others but I suspect that, for the intended market, a great deal of thought went into the artistic elements of each one. With VC's arsenal of new movement calibers, I look forward to more SE's/LE's with special emphasis on the inner workings as well.
Re: VC really shines in this arena!
06/09/2010 - 01:34
Some of those dials are truly outstanding. And of course, it's not just the calibre. Thank you for the scans
creating a module for a limited edition would not be economically
06/09/2010 - 11:21
viable as uts only with numbers that the costs can be amortized.
Such a treat!
06/09/2010 - 01:50
Thanks Alex for all this eye candy... YOu should put this one in the recommended threads... My 2 favorites are the Sputnik and the Malte Black Nickel Tourbillon (a model that will forever remind me of our dear friend Dan) The Machado PC looks very good as well... I'm surprised that you forgot the QdI Tantalum CHeers, Francois
tha tantalum QDI was not made for a specific market or retailer that's
06/09/2010 - 11:24
why I didn't include it here.
Touché!
06/09/2010 - 13:27
On top of your game, as always... Cheers,  Francois
that is one watch I LOOOVVE (nt)
06/09/2010 - 13:33
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Thanks Alex
06/09/2010 - 19:39
That's a wonderful collection of watches. Some very interesting variations and some really beautiful pieces. Regards, Joseph
Some more Japan Market LEs from the past
06/09/2010 - 20:23
Thanks for the post, Alex. The Mercator is really something, the steel Malte tourbillion is something else, and the Sputnik is out of this world.  Way cool! The Japan market OS LEs also look cool although some of the models posted below seem to have missed the spot.  I still bumped into one of those OS LEs and even the "Heritage" below when I visited some ADs here which leaves me to doubt their popularity or success.  I guess it is difficult to come up with on-target LEs every year so they are not coming out with an LE this year.  Instead we will have an early shot at the Historiques "Lips" I posted sometime earlier. Anyway, here they are: Traditionelle skeleton in PG with automatic cal. 1120 (not sure of the year) Next is the "Maltese" (2005) It is obviously a predecessor to the Taiwan LE shown in the earlier post "Heritage" (2006).   As you can see it is like a Contemporaine (case and hands) version of the current Traditionelle automatic (which came later). Sorry for the lousy pics... which were obviously taken from magazinees (which I didn't even buy).. Best regards, Kazumi
its funny how Japan is a testing ground and the Japanese LE's end up
06/10/2010 - 13:15
as regular production models at one point or the other!
Re: Some more Japan Market LEs from the past
06/10/2010 - 18:18
Hi Kazumi, Is that the quality of magazines they have at the supermarket check-out? Thanks for the look! Best wishes, Joseph
Re: a look at some of VC's special market/boutique editions of the past
06/09/2010 - 23:02
I'm new here so should introduce myself before commenting. I'm the proud owner of a K1072 cal. 1960's yellow gold VC which has been away with VC in  Geneva since last June (!) and is due back next month. Dial needed totally revarnishing, apparently... which brings me onto this great selection of watches, reminds me just how good VC are at finishing watches, especially dials. I was in Bond Street (London's main street for haute horlogerie brands) last week and couldn't help noticing the quality of VC's dial work (I'll get an even better look later this month at Masterpiece Salon (thanks Alex and VC for invitations). Patek are good, too, of course and AL & S watches I saw were beautifully finished. JLC weren't so impressive - maybe focussing too much on movement pyrotechnics??  Anyway, would it be fair to say that VC are no.1 when it comes to dial and case finishing? Would value your opinions...
Welcome to the Lounge Edu, don't know if VC is n°1 in terms of
06/10/2010 - 12:05
dial and case finish but I do know that there is immense care that goes in them.
Candy Overdose
06/09/2010 - 23:29
So much marvels The Platinum chronomètre Royal , the unbelievable Sputnik, tha Taiwan Mate with moonphase and even if I am not so much fond of Overseas theses LE are highly desirable Thanks Alex
I really dig the Sputnik VC!
06/12/2010 - 06:53
Maybe they can do more like that in the future. The OS Japan version still shows up in second hand shops in Japan, but always the blue version not the red one. Thanks Alex!