My vintage VC returned from Geneva.

Hi Alex.

It became more beautiful than before of spending in Geneva and it returned.
When the glass was exchanged, I was surprised of me at polite finish of the face though I had not looked good the face because the glass cracked before.

My vintage VC returned from Geneva.


It seems that the logo of VACERON&CONSTANTIN comes to the surface.

My vintage VC returned from Geneva.

The photograph of the watch being produced to compare it now is appended.

Both are do the tacks and look like carving the amount, too.

My vintage VC returned from Geneva.

Thank you.

V.Piguet

gorgeous watch and the dial is stunning, the inspiration for the
01/13/2008 - 11:12

Patrimony Contemporaine with the triangular hour markers and cabochons is evident!

What movement is it 477 or 1071?

Re: gorgeous watch and the dial is stunning, the inspiration for the
01/14/2008 - 05:47

My VC movment is K1071.

Sorry I don't have  pictures.

Thank you.

V.Piguet

Correction.
01/15/2008 - 17:49

Dear Alex.

I'm sorry.

My VC movement is Cal.499.

Case No341563  Movement No50559.

My best regards. V.Piguet

Please inform of Cal.477.
01/14/2008 - 16:05

Hi Alex.

I see movement number of cal.477 for the first time!

Thank you.

V.Piguet

the 477 was I believe VCs 1st automatic movement from the
01/14/2008 - 17:40

late 40s/early 50s. It was a rather thick (6.15mm) bumper wind but which was abandoned for a full rotor which was both slimer and more effective in terms of winding.

Re: the 477 was I believe VCs 1st automatic movement from the
01/14/2008 - 18:27

Really. I learnt for the first time. It is a surprise it was also in VC though I knew the existence of such a movement with Omega and JLC. If you have the photograph, I want to see it.

based on JLC 476. I'll see if I can find a scan (nt)
01/14/2008 - 19:09

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Re: based on JLC 476. I'll see if I can find a scan (nt)
01/14/2008 - 20:19

Thank you for Alex

Simple but with panache, as only VC can! Congrats! (nt)
01/13/2008 - 14:47

k

A very nice dial,
01/13/2008 - 14:55

and I like the V&C in bold.

How old is your watch, BTW?

How long did the refurbishment take?
01/13/2008 - 19:21

Thank-you for the wonderful pictures.  It's very encouraging to see the great work that the factory does with our treasured vintage pieces.

I'm seriously considering sending a watch for factory refurbishment and would appreciate if you can share the details...how long did it take to receive an estimate, and then for the work to be done?  Were the costs reasonable?  Did you ask for a certificate of authenticity at the same time?  If yes, was there an additional charge?

Also, can they replace dials if too far gone, or only refinish as best they can?  Do they provide before and after pictures, especially of the movement which is of course sealed up after they've done their work?

Your insights would be greatly appreciated

congrats, it is a beautiful classic watch. nt.
01/14/2008 - 02:10

nt.

Beautiful piece!
01/14/2008 - 19:00

what is its size?

The word is perfect!
01/14/2008 - 19:58

Looks like it was born yesterday!

Magnificent

Congrats

Doc

An impressive watch
01/16/2008 - 15:22

Especially embossed logo of Vacheron & Constantin, and highly polished indexes, hour marks, and hands reminded me of artisans’ pursuit of beauty.

Re: An impressive watch
01/16/2008 - 18:35

Thanks for Taku.

I hope to continue producing the beautiful watches that Vacheron Constantin is traditional without a break as well as you.

                                 

Best regards.  V.Piguet