VC is conducting a traveling "Sound of Time" Exhibit this month in China (covering 3 cities: Nanjing, Tianjin, and Shanghai). This will be be similar to the "Sound of Time" Exihbit that was first seen at Watches & Wonders 2013 and SIHH 2014.
In conjunction, the VC Mansion in Shanghai is holding an additional exhibit of 16 beautiful, thin, minute repeaters until the end of Sept. 2014.
I had a chance to take a few pictures yesterday (need I say I was a happy Lounger?):
This minute repeater pocket watch from 1904 is pretty cute, because it is only about 30mm in diameter!
This pocket watch from 1830 reminds me of the new cal 1731. The seconds hand on this vintage watch is at the 4 o’clock position, while the new cal 1731 has the seconds hand at the 8 o’clock position.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen a legitimate, gold plated, VC! Made in 1897, the case is gilt brass. I wonder how it sounds with a brass case?
This will probably be the only time I get a chance to wear such a beautiful minute repeater, perpetual calendar!
If needed, I'd find a way to live without the perpetual calendar:
I really like these doctor's dials