New Acquisition #2

I once owned a Malte Chronograph which is a terrific watch and sold it to fund a Chrono Perpetual. But I've always had a soft spot for VC chronos and although there are many different models (many for sale at the upcoming auctions), I've felt that the Chronograph Historique is a hallmark and iconic design for Vacheron.
And thanks to a fellow Lounger I was able to acquire one a few months ago.
Now it isn't as magnificent as Lin's in Platinum with the salmon dial (which is the ultimate) but its still pretty nice New Acquisition #2
So here it is:
Joseph

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JB
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JB
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JB
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JB
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Doc
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JB
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JB
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an attractive and understated watch which is unfortunately
11/09/2008 - 19:29
underestimated when you compare to its PP 5970 counterpart. Definatel gives you the bang for your buck and a watch for those in the know. Wear it in best of health.
Re: an attractive and understated watch which is unfortunately
11/09/2008 - 23:48
Thank you for your kind words. You're absolutely right. It really is a long of watch for the money...great design, superbly put together and as good (IMHO) to the PP model.
Re: New Acquisition #2
11/09/2008 - 21:28
Joseph, I've been away for a while.  Just have to say "What a beauty"!!  Cool and classic.  Best of Luck and wear it in good health! Regards, Tom
Re: Re: New Acquisition #2
11/09/2008 - 23:56
Thanks, Tommy. There are some watches which one feels that "destiny" has intervened. You just know that one day you will wear it! Regards, Joseph
one of the rare models from the 1st generation Historiques
11/09/2008 - 21:47
models I like, and like is an understatement. A great watch and great photos May it time only happy moments.
Re: one of the rare models from the 1st generation Historiques
11/09/2008 - 23:58
Thanks Alex, Je suis d'accord avec toi. Its really wonderful in its subtle beauty; as you say very understated. And thank you for the kind words, Joseph
hats off sir, you have impecable taste :-) NT
11/09/2008 - 22:10
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Re: hats off sir, you have impecable taste :-) NT
11/10/2008 - 00:01
Thanks very much. Taste is often an acquired quality. And in this Lounge, thanks to the many contributors (comme toi); one has the opportunity to learn, participate and acquire both knowledge and taste
Great pics of a great watch & delicious movement! nt
11/10/2008 - 01:00
nt
Re: Great pics of a great watch & delicious movement! nt
11/10/2008 - 01:39
Many thanks, Dean. Wait, there's more to come, and I'll show you how great minds think alike. Joseph
Oh boy, more to come? Can't wait! nt
11/10/2008 - 17:46
nt
congratulations for
11/10/2008 - 01:14
your new acquisition: it is a great classy watch ! Berny
Re: congratulations for
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Thank you, Berny, Very much appreciated! A bientot Joseph
Congratulations Joseph on...
11/10/2008 - 02:40
your new acquisition.  That is a truly beautiful chronograph and it is making me wonder if I can hold out until the new in-house chrono is available... Wear it in good health for many years to come. Cheers, Duncan
Re: Congratulations Joseph on...
11/10/2008 - 03:02
Many thanks, Duncan! I had similar thoughts. But there were a few watches that I wanted for historical context that would, for me, illustrate VC's history. Thus the 1003, a 454, a Mercator and a of course a chrono historique, all markers of a great tradition. Regards, Joseph
Beautiful watch, wear it in good health...John :) nt
11/10/2008 - 04:55
nt
Re: Beautiful watch, wear it in good health...John :) nt
11/10/2008 - 06:12
Thanks John for all your help. I made the right choice on this one! Regards, Joseph
Great watch and taste in your new acquisitions JB! (nt)
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Re: Great watch and taste in your new acquisitions JB! (nt)
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Thank you for your kind words. Its great to hear comments from all over the world! Regards, Joseph
Hi JB! Congratulations to your new acquisition.
11/10/2008 - 07:34
Eventhough I owned a WG Malte Chrono, I still love the look of this watch specially those lugs. Its really worth having one. Wear it in good health and happy moments!
Re: Hi JB! Congratulations to your new acquisition.
11/10/2008 - 13:56
Thanks, Gilbert. I still love the Malte Chrono too. Some decisions are difficult. Regards, Joseph
Superb Joseph, wear it in good health (what kind of
11/10/2008 - 09:32
camera you use for yours pics?)
Re: Superb Joseph, wear it in good health (what kind of
11/10/2008 - 16:11
Thanks, Lin, I owe it to you; after seeing your magnificent version last year, I knew that it wouldn't be too long before I had my own. BTW, I was using my new Nikon D700 with a 105mm Macro VR lens (on a tripod). Regards, Joseph
Thanks for your kind words, it seems that your Nikon D700
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and the 105mm are also a nice catch!

congrats, joseph....
11/10/2008 - 11:13
beautiful piece. actually, u are in trouble as u may want a collection of these addictive chronos...
Re: congrats, joseph....
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Thank you for your kind comments I have to force myself not to look at Alex's chrono posting or Patrizzi's auction site. It makes me dizzy with desire! Regards, Joseph
True Joseph. A real classic,
11/10/2008 - 19:44
that's going to be more and more classic, over the coming years. Big congratulations from Doc
Re: True Joseph. A real classic,
11/10/2008 - 23:34
Thank you, Doc, I feel the same way. Its a joy to wear! Regards, Joseph
Fantastic, Congrats!! nt
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nt
Re: Fantastic, Congrats!! nt
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Many thanks! Regards, Joseph
Excellent choice!!!
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I'll wear mine in January when i see you. jérôme
Re: Excellent choice!!!
11/11/2008 - 02:06
Merci beaucoup, Jerome, Comme tu dit, une choix excellente! Mais, il y aurai une petite surprise..ou deux, qui m'attendra(ont) en Geneve. Je les apporterai a Paris pour le plaisir de tout le monde! A bientot, Joseph
It's a beauty, Joseph!
11/11/2008 - 22:24
You made the right choice with Chrono Historique  There is one at my local AD's - NIB and unworn - and it tempts me every once in a while and makes me wonder how stayed there for so long. If it had been WG or PT instead of YG I would've probably pulled a trigger a long time ago. It is such an important timepiece for... Congratulations and may it time only happy moments! Wonder what your European acquisitions are
Re: It's a beauty, Joseph!
11/12/2008 - 00:20
Thanks Radek, I would have loved the PT version too, but decided to save the difference for another watch which I will photograph this weekend and post. As far as the other 2 in Geneva...if you're at the SIHH you will see Regards, Joseph
You're definitely on a roll, Joseph!
11/12/2008 - 12:35
Can't wait to see your other watch as well as the goodies at SIHH! See you soon
You are on a roll, Joseph!!!
11/12/2008 - 05:13
Congrats on getting such a marvelous piece! Another great addition to your already amazing collection And chapeau for your beautiful pictures, I feel that I'm learning how to take good shots just looking at them. I love your use of light and shadows... I am happy to learn that you have a (recent) iconic VC chrono in your collection again - may it time only happy moments! Cheers, Francois
Re: You are on a roll, Joseph!!!
11/12/2008 - 20:15
Many thanks, Francois, for your kind words. If I can be of any help in your photographic endeavours, let me know. Regards, Joseph