Some years ago I bought in a very low price this masterpiece which needed some repair. It datesfrom the early 50's. It is the best watch in my humble collection. While presenting the watch please allow me one question. Is it true that VC used to produce only 24 identical watches before a variation was made to one of the variables (dial color/index style/guilloche pattern/etc.) at that time? So is that one of the 24?
18k YG case
Poinçon de Maître, case maker Key 5: Genevor SA
Case size 37.2 mm without crown!!!
Movement cal. 454/5B serial 495200
Description: 12 ½” round calibre,
base cal. 453, center seconds
Overall Height: 5.00mm
Case Dimensions: 28.80mm
The movement ring serial number 6756 has the last four digits of the case serial 336756
In order to repair the original movement I bought another 454 movement with a fantastic guilloche dial. I kept the second movement for future repairs and this is how the watch looks after I change the dial the hands, (slightly thicker) and the crown.
Of course I keep and use also the original dial, hands and crown. Enjoy!!!