My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

I mentioned here on THL that in early May, during an evening with Vacheron Constantin at their Boutique in New York, I had fallen in love.  
 
Exactly three weeks later, we sealed the deal.  I could not be happier.

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

Resting in its very useful travel case...

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955


Sublimely thin. 

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955


My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955


My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955


Combined with another obsession...

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

Looks good with other VC accessories, no?

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955


Next to my beloved 1921.  Both time-only and yet they look and feel so different.

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

I know there are at least a couple of Loungers who already have the 1955, but there is not a lot of discussion of this watch on THL since it was launched in 2010.  I hope the others will come out to play.


My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955

Thank you for looking. 

Best,


Robert
06/12/2012 - 18:11
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WHL
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ray
06/13/2012 - 18:57
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06/14/2012 - 18:03
kk
06/14/2012 - 18:45
oh my, you made my day. your photos are astounding...but
06/11/2012 - 19:38
so is the watchyes
Agreed
06/12/2012 - 18:11
Thanks for the compliment on my photos, but I know I have not really been able to capture the 1955 as well as I would like. Best, Robert
good to have another shoe geek here :-) the 1955 looks soooo good in
06/11/2012 - 19:45
your photos and on your wrist. May it time only happy moments
Thanks, Alex
06/12/2012 - 18:13
These obsessions are keeping me busy and poor. ;-) Best, Robert
Thanks, Alex
06/12/2012 - 18:13
These obsessions are keeping me busy and poor. ;-) Best, Robert
Surprising that it doesn't look that much smaller compared to your
06/11/2012 - 20:39
American 1921. Your watch is part of the nicest classical pieces out there! Thanks for sharing
Well, it is definitely a bit smaller
06/12/2012 - 18:21
And it certainly wears differently than the 1921. Both are lovely in their own way. Thanks for looking. Best, Robert
Can't fault it Robert - no wonder you're over the moon!...
06/11/2012 - 22:20
Beautiful scans of the 1955 show it at it's very best. It couldn't have been a hard decision to grab this one? I have every confidence that it will give you many, many hours of enjoyment, pride and fulfilment. Well done! Tony
Not a hard decision at all...
06/12/2012 - 18:23
...once I tried it on my wrist. That won me over immediately. Thank you for the kind remarks. Best, Robert
Not a hard decision at all...
06/12/2012 - 18:23
...once I tried it on my wrist. That won me over immediately. Thank you for the kind remarks. Best, Robert
Congrats (again) respo!
06/11/2012 - 22:48
Beautiful watch and a wonderful complement to the other watches in your VC collection. Wear it in the best of health! Bill
Thanks, Bill
06/12/2012 - 18:25
Thank you for all your help in the decision process and your guidance as I explore the world of Vacheron. Best always, Robert
Great pictures, the wrist shot is pure class!
06/11/2012 - 23:26
The half maltese seems to have some sculpting to it (or is that just your great camera work) and looks great with the strap. This one has been on my list since it came out, you just bumped it up several notches! Thanks for the inspiration, Best to all, Tim
"Great camera work"
06/12/2012 - 18:28
That is very funny. I am pretty clueless behind the lens. But thank you for the compliment. I think the buckle is pretty similar if not the same as on my 1921 and the Overseas, but just a smaller version to match the watch and strap sizes. I cannot encourage you enough to put this at the top of your list. Sometimes great things come in smaller packages. Best, Robert
My personal favorite out of VC's current collection!
06/12/2012 - 03:47
Great shots of a fabulous watch! Now how do you decide when to where the 1995 vs. 1921?  If only all of life's choices were this tough! cheeky Congrats, Dan
Thanks, Dan
06/12/2012 - 18:30
I am stil sorting out when to wear the 1955 v. the 1921, but you are right, there are worse choices in life. Thanks for the kind words. Best, Robert
Re: My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955
06/12/2012 - 08:05
Good Shirt, Better Strap, Best Watch! Wear in Good Health, Miki
Thanks, Miki
06/12/2012 - 18:31
The 1955 really helps to dress me up a bit. I can use all the help I can get. Best, Robert
Congrats (again) Robert!
06/12/2012 - 12:38
Really cool scans you pulled off! I have to disagree with Tourbillon, 1955 looks considerably smaller than 1921 in your comparison shot. Though they might actually not feel that different on the wrist... sizewise I mean Are you still honeymooning with the new acquisition and neglecting all others in the stable?wink May it only tick away happy times for you, bro'! 
Thanks, buddy
06/12/2012 - 18:33
You are right, the 1955 is definitely smaller, and I only hope not too small for my wrist, which was a concern as you know. Still on the honeymoon. I want to wear it ALL the time. But there are VCs for every occasion, no? Best always, Robert
Re: My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955
06/12/2012 - 12:50
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You capture the way light plays on the stunning dial
06/12/2012 - 13:03
...really well. A beauty - enjoy!
Thanks for compliment
06/12/2012 - 18:35
The indices and the movement seem to glow from within. It is pretty amazing in person. Thanks, Robert
tasteful choices...
06/12/2012 - 13:45
from the current line-up. the back of 1955 is sublime. congrats and good capture.
Thank you
06/12/2012 - 18:37
I have been really fortunate to be able to get a few of the VCs from the current collection that I have most wanted. I agree with you about the back of the 1955 -- sublime is a good way to describe it. Best, Robert
Re: My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955
06/12/2012 - 18:39
Excellent choice, Robert! Its looks absolutely fantastic. You definitely have a good eye for elegance and class. Wear it in the best of health, Joseph
Thank you for the kind words, Joseph
06/12/2012 - 21:47
It is a wonderful watch that surprised me when I first put it on. It felt as if it had been there for years and right where it belonged. I am delighted with it. The 1955 is a watch that will, I think go largely unnoticed by the majority of folks, so it is a special pleasure to share it here with watch enthusiasts and VC aficionados who can appreciate it fully. Thanks again and best regards, Robert
Welcome to the Historiques Ultra-fine1955 Club!
06/12/2012 - 23:27
I hope that your Ultra Fine brings you as much enjoyment as mine has. Enjoy every minute and hour that you wear it. I'm traveling right now but will post some of my recent pics on my return but here's the link to the thread of my introduction to The Hour Lounge and my 1955 http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=56793&id=56793 Cheers, Ken
Ah, Ken, I was hoping you would show up
06/13/2012 - 05:55
I have revisited your thread introducing your 1955 countless times for inspiration. And for that, I thank you. You posted really beautiful photos of yours, and I look forward to seeing some more from you soon. I really am enjoying the heck out of this watch, and it sounds like you still are as well. Thanks for joining this thread and your good wishes. And thanks for the inspiration. Best, Robert
Beautiful!...
06/13/2012 - 18:57
The first word that came to mind was elegant. Wear it in good health, Ray
Re: Beautiful!...
06/13/2012 - 21:33
Thank you, Ray. "Elegant" is one of the words that comes top of mind for me as well. I will be wearing the 1955 tonight to an event, and I cannot wait to put it on. Best, Robert
Respo, let me just say your watch is MAGNIFICENT! Many congrats to you
06/14/2012 - 04:31
I have been eyeing this watch for awhile now and thought perhaps it is too small but on your wrist it looks elegant and as Goldilocks said, "it's just right!" Enjoy it in the very best of health! Kindest regards, Eddy
Thanks, Eddy
06/14/2012 - 05:52
I had the same concern about the size, and my concern evaporated as soon as I strapped it on my wrist for the first time. Maybe it would be just right for you, too...? Thanks for your kind words...I know some of the amazing watches you have in your own collection. Best, Robert.
Ultra-fine is the right way to describe it
06/14/2012 - 16:08
Beautiful and classy.  Wear it in good health!
Ultra-fine in every sense
06/14/2012 - 16:41
Thank you. Best, Robert
simplicity is extremely difficult to achieve and the 1955 looks like
06/14/2012 - 16:53
the perfect dress watch. Congratulations on your taste and your fantastic photos
Vacheron makes simplicity look...well, simple
06/14/2012 - 17:17
How hard could it be to simply create a 4.1mm thick mechanical watch? wink  Simplicity is something that Vacheon Constantin is very, very good at.  I agree with you that it is a difficult thing to achieve, and I think the 1955 is a near perfect achievement. Now photographing simple watches is another matter and anything but simple for the simple-minded like me.  Thanks for your kind words and for looking. Best, Robert
Re: My new Historiques Ultra-fine1955
06/14/2012 - 17:59
Congratulations on your choice. I have seen this and absolutely love this piece. I have attached a pic of my Patrimoy Extra-Thin with the sme movement, except mine does not have a transparent caseback and movement not made in gold.
See post immediately above
06/14/2012 - 18:03
Yes, sometimes, as in this case, simple is best.  That's a lovely Vacheron. Thank you for sharing a photo of the 1955's cousin.  It's good to have a cal 1003 on the wrist, isn't it? Best, Robert
Re: See post immediately above
06/14/2012 - 18:45
Its a lovely VC. Maybe a bit small for today, but I am overjoyed to own it.  An actual masterpiece.