My first Post and my first VC

In November my wife gave me an early Christmas present, a VC Patrimony Contemporaine in Rose Gold! It is truly beautiful in its elegance and simplicity.

Although I've owned a Rolex for over 25 years I really didn't develop a passion for mechanical watches until 2 years ago.  At that time I purchased a Ulysse Nardin Dual-Time from my local AD.  It was there that I noticed the collection of Vacheron Constantin watches he had on display. I was hooked!

Shortly after receiving my Patrimony I found this forum.  What a wonderful addition to the Vacheron Constantin experience.  I have enjoyed all of your posts on the various subjects relating to VC and to horology in general. Thank you Alex for a great forum.

Congratulations! Welcome...and show us some pictures!
02/06/2008 - 03:20

My wife also gave me my first, and currently only, VC as a wedding gift.  So I can imagine how you felt receiving yours!  Wear it in the best of health and may it record all your good times.

Best Regards, Dan

Welcome to the Lounge Manny and as they say once
02/06/2008 - 11:10

you get your first VC your'll want another, then another etc...

Please post scans when you can and wear it in good healt.

PS: You have a really nice wife, mine wants to smack me each time I get a watch

Congratulations in both your choice of watch and wife :-) Welcome to
02/06/2008 - 11:49


Heartly wellcome,
02/06/2008 - 13:19

First of all wellcome to Hour Lounge,

second, you made a good choice,

third, your economy will not improve,

since this will not be your only VC

Have a look at the vintage watches,

there you still can buy your next VC for a reasonable sum

And congrats to your lovely choice of wife/watch


Congrats Manny!
02/06/2008 - 14:13

A nice choice, and the only actual thing we can say is you have a tasteful wife.

Now, just go ahead to increase your VC collection...

Congratulation and Welcome to the Hour Lounge!
02/06/2008 - 15:18

Welcome to the Lounge Manny.

Congratulations on a great watch.  The Contemporaine is a real keeper and the RG version is a real beauty.  Proof that simple does not have to mean bland.

Great wife too!  I always have to promise my wife to lose weight to get the go ahead to get a new VC...Needless to say, she is now threatening to get rid of my VCs if I don't make good on my promises!!  She accuses me of being a con artist!!

Well, since I am also looking at getting a Contemporaine soon, I am forced to go on a diet again..hahaha!

May your new watch time only happy moments!



Re: My first Post and my first VC
02/06/2008 - 19:42

Thanks to all of you for your kind words about my choice of wife and watch!!  I'll try to post a photo or two of my Patrimony in the very near future.  Unfortunately my wife is very camera shy, so we'll have to settle for photos of the watch.

Welcome and congrats very lucky man...
02/07/2008 - 18:55 have a very nice wife and more a very nice watch!