My 1st 2013 arrival. Ref 4178 Chrono in RG

I have been a huge fan of vintage Vacheron Constantin chronographs for longer than I would like to remember, I find them amongst the most beautiful and have a je ne sais quoi that makes them so desirable to me heart

Back in 2005 at the Quarter Millenium auction I had purchased a rose gold 4178 with a spotted dial and even though I welcome some patina on a dial this one was a bit too damaged to my taste and ended up by selling it. However, recently I came accross a stunning example of a 4178 with a very original two tone dial which even if not mint has an alluring patina.

My 1st 4178

My 1st 2013 arrival. Ref 4178 Chrono in RG

close up of dial with the spots
My 1st 2013 arrival. Ref 4178 Chrono in RG


My new 4178
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01/09/2013 - 18:00
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JB
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DTL
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Doc
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Dje
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SJX
01/11/2013 - 06:39
Congratulations, Alex!
01/09/2013 - 18:00
I love the two-tone dial on this one...actually I love many of the details of this 4178.  And that is a great strap you put on it.  May it time only happy moments. All the best, Robert
thank you Robert
01/10/2013 - 10:28
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What a beauty, Alex!
01/09/2013 - 18:07
The two-tone dial is very unique and really enhances the face. You are fortunate indeed to find this one. And the dial overall is in remarkable condition.... But what is the discolouration around the numerals and indices? It's a beautiful design and one of my favourites as well. Wear it always in the best of helth and in the best of times. Joseph
Thanks Joseph, the dial has some discoloration around the
01/10/2013 - 10:28
indexes
BRAVO !!!
01/09/2013 - 18:18
Bonjour, Bonne pioche Alex. Amicalement. Patrice.
Merci Patrice, ravi de te revoir ici :-)
01/10/2013 - 10:30
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Stunning!
01/09/2013 - 19:20
I like that you're going back to the roots! ;-)
your're right David I'm going back to my 1st loves !
01/10/2013 - 10:31
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Beeeyouutiful!
01/09/2013 - 19:21
Wear it in good health.
Thanks Michael, we'll need to meet up so you show me your Cioccolatone
01/10/2013 - 10:32
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It's so beautiful,
01/09/2013 - 20:37
both the watch and the pics, that it hurts! My deepest congratulations, Cheers Doc
Thank you sir :-)
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They do have something, don't they!
01/09/2013 - 20:56
Lovely watch, and hope to see it in person. Hey, you might even let me try it n!? Best G
I'll be wearing it at The Hour Club dinner and with pleasure I'll let
01/10/2013 - 10:33
you try itsmiley
Superbe
01/09/2013 - 21:39
Bravo Alex, La 4178 est superbe et celle-la tout particulierement. A bientot Jerome
merci Jerome!
01/10/2013 - 10:33
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Great watch, unbelievable and unique dial!
01/09/2013 - 23:09
Wow Alex,  that is an amazing find!  I have never seen a dial like that,  very cool! Congrats and I can't wait to see it in the metal! BR Dan
We'll get to show each other our new watches in a week :-)
01/10/2013 - 10:34
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The 4178 strikes again
01/10/2013 - 01:13
We have been very lucky for one month with the presentation of several 4178. These gold chronographs are gorgeous. It seems the new year starts with the same momentum as the end of last year. Congratulations!
thank you . It's good to see these vintage chronos are liked
01/10/2013 - 10:35
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A champlevé masterpiece!
01/10/2013 - 02:26
Whoa Alex, that is one of the most delicious dials I've ever seen on the 4178.  The champlevé is wonderfully crisp and the two-tone enamel is very unique heart.  
Glad you like it Dean :-)
01/10/2013 - 10:35
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Wow, gorgeous! Looks much better than your 1st one.
01/10/2013 - 06:18
Congrats Alex!
Thanks rei, I agree, the patina on the 1st one made the dial look
01/10/2013 - 10:36
dirty
luscious !
01/10/2013 - 09:40
perhaps it's the best time to unearth such treasures when most are liking oversized. congrats and may it time your happy times.
going back to the roots. At 36mm even if it sounds small the
01/10/2013 - 10:37
size wears well and acctually looks larger due to the lack of bezzel
the hard enamel signature and index!
01/10/2013 - 09:51
This is a great example of 4178. The first one does not seem to have the hard enamel signature, but the second one has. Congrat!
jason hope we can meet up at a Club dinner in Beijing so you can show
01/10/2013 - 10:37
me your beautiful 4178
Re: jason hope we can meet up at a Club dinner in Beijing so you can show
01/10/2013 - 17:58
Is there an upcoming Club dinner in Beijing? I would love to have the opportunity to meet you and other friends from the forum. Let me know the details please. I will pm you my contact info. Thanks Alex!
no date set yet but these events are announced on the Club so no
01/10/2013 - 18:01
worries you'll know it once the date is set smiley
Congrats Alex, it is a real classic!
01/10/2013 - 14:01
Looking forward to seeing it in the metal in a few weeks...cheeky
not a few weeks in 10 days :-)
01/10/2013 - 14:10
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true, SIHH is approaching fast!
01/10/2013 - 14:32
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Starting as you intend to finish...
01/10/2013 - 20:40
Alex, You've made a wonderful start to the New Year. The 4178 photographs beautifully! No wonder you're thrilledyes Good luck! Tony
Thank you Tony!
01/11/2013 - 09:56
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Congratulations...,
01/10/2013 - 14:31
Wear it in good health
Thank you Hamish
01/10/2013 - 16:41
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4178 and Ciococlatone are my favoriate VCs
01/10/2013 - 19:20
my next target is a ciococlatone
Fantastic catch, Alex! All has been said about the gorgeous dial
01/10/2013 - 19:31
The Roman numerals vs arabic on your first 4178 are just an icing on the cake!!! May it time only well bolid eggs, buddy ;-)))
and well boiled they shall be ;-)
01/11/2013 - 09:58
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We're both getting back into vintrage VC's it seems
01/10/2013 - 19:59
Enjoy this beauty! Bill
funny we follow the same paths and in the same direction but you're
01/11/2013 - 09:59
the one to blame for the chrono madness devil
Et ben dis donc, t'arrête pas, toi ! (sounds like Audiard)
01/11/2013 - 03:55
Congrats, my friend !
je suis sur ma lancée :-)
01/11/2013 - 09:59
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Et ben dis donc, t'arrête pas, toi ! (sounds like Audiard)
01/11/2013 - 03:55
Congrats, my friend !
Gorgeous. Congrats Alex! nt
01/11/2013 - 06:39
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thanks SJX. Looking forward in seeing you in a week
01/11/2013 - 10:00
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Come on all 4178 owners, show your stuff!
01/12/2013 - 09:48
Jason that beauty of yours deserves a thread of its own
01/12/2013 - 09:56
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Yes, yes, please do!
01/12/2013 - 19:13
nt
Re: My 1st 2013 arrival. Ref 4178 Chrono in RG
01/17/2015 - 06:32

Hello friends, I have the 4178 for sale in a perect condition, if anyone interested please email me ninxch1990@gmail.com