A few thoughts:
- I have always loved the Traditionelle World Time. I loved the fact that it has my country - India - which falls in a half time zone. I believe the VC shows the true political complexity of world timers rather than the original Cottier design designed decades ago. However, I grew a bit indifferent to the VC over the last few years. Not sure why. It dropped a few rankings on my wish list. But, the minute I saw the version with the Gold coloured dials, I fell in love all over again. Now it is back on top of my wish list. I really really really want to own this masterpiece.
- I absolutely loved the Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 chronograph with the revised Lemani 1142. This is watchmaking at its best. This is huge on my wish list, but more of a dream list due to its high price. Lets see. Maybe some day.
- The womens watches lauched by VC were to die for. I think most men were taken back by the Heures Creatives collection. I absolutely loved the Heure Romantique (which is on my wish list for my wife in a few years time) and loved the Heure Discrete which is breathtaking. Shaped like a Japanese fan, it has a diamond covered slide which can cover the dial as per the whims and fancies of the lucky lovely lady owner. Also it is worth noting the following: The Heure Romantique is inspired by the Art Nouveau period. The Heure Discrete is inspired by the Art Deco period. And the Heure Audacieuse is inspired by the 1970's. All three have mechanical movements. Caliber 1055.
- And last but not least, Alex gave us a guided tour of the Reference 57260 or "Tivoli". It was unreal. But photography was not allowed. And displayed on the wall were historic VC masterpieces - Packard, Boisrouvray, Fuad, and Farouk. Also displayed outside the booth was the first ever known VC.
It was lovely to meet Alex once again, and also Dan. Their personalities and warmth are extraordinary. A huge thanks to them for literally spending the day with us. It was also nice to bump into Julien Tornare of VC Hong Kong and Dominique Bernaz. I also bumped into Francesco, master watchmaker with VC Hong Kong who conducted a workshop in VC Singapore few months ago on the Caliber 4400. He promised me next time it is a minute repeater.
Finally thanks to VC Singapore, especially Ellen and Yvonne for taking such good care of us.
Below are few more photos I took. These I have not named.