Greetings! Recently I purchased the new Bi-Retro, but upon learning of the new Chronometre Royal, I had high hopes of purchasing one, but thought it would be impossible. As many of you had said when I purchased the Bi-Retro, it would not be my last VC. That has turned out to be true. The journey has ended. I just received a new Chronometre Royal. Unfortunately though, I must say goodbye to the Bi-Retro.
I must say that the VC Concierge out of NYC was a great help in locating the CR. I spoke with them and they informed me of the dealers that had them in stock, which was only 3. One was unwilling to sell over the phone, another was already accounted for, and lucky for me, the last one was still available.
So I am glad to join Jim Eliott and JohnLy here on the board as lucky US CR recipients. Through my conversations with VC and various dealers, I got the same information that JohnLy had previously noted. There are 12 Royals for distribution in the US. Seven have already arrived and five are scheduled to arrive. Those five to arrive in the futrue are already spoken for. With the three (now only two ) available in the US, I figure I was #5 in the US to receive one.
It is a beautiful watch. The enamel work is incredible and the red 12 is a beautiful accent. I entrust it with marking special moments for hopefully many years to come.