My own Personal Journey to Watches and Wonders 2015 - second part.

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. smiley

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. 

Malte version in PG. Very elegant.MDA Mecaniques Graves. Amazing Craftmanship.MDA Mecaniques Graves. Amazing Craftmanship.Patrimony Minute Repeater caliber 1731. Maitre Cabinotier Perpetual Calendar Regulator. Historiques Cornes De Vache 1955 with caliber 1142. Horology does not get any better.Historiques Chrometre Royal 1907.Awesome.MDA Savoirs Enlumines - AltionMDA Savoirs Enlumines - VulturesMDA Savoirs Enlumines - CaperMy own Personal Journey to Watches and Wonders 2015 - second part.No introduction needed.No introduction needed.No introduction needed.No introduction needed.



Thanks for sharing your impressions
10/06/2015 - 01:28

VC does host a first-class soirée yes.  And if you think that note is something, I still have a napkin that Alex used to wipe his....brow!   These events can be very hectic.

A personal perspective...
10/06/2015 - 13:56

Thank you Kunal for taking the trouble to compile your thoughts which I've enjoyed reading.

Exhibitions are a great forum in many respects. An opportuntiy for manufacturers to show their wares plus a platform to meet old friends and make new one's.

Delighted to learn that you experienced some precious moments.

Your photographs also made a nice contribution.

It's always nice to hear what you have to say.

With all wishes


Tony / Tick Talk - thank you for your kind words.
10/07/2015 - 16:46