new to VC

Dear all,
First of all allow me to congratulate Alex for creating and maintaining such a friendly space for VC lovers to share stories about their passion of horlogerie and VC. After reading few of the previous discussions, I noted a level of quality in the members’ interactions which is a true reflective of Vacheron Constatin image.

I’ve been wearing Chopard watches for many years now and with the recent professional success which has brought me here from New York, I decided to look into other brands and treat myself something special.

I am researching the market for a new watch and learning a lot about the history, science and the art behind each brand. for example I was surprised to find out that after a quarter of century in the business, VC only launched their first watches for women in 2003!!

so if there are any female VC owners in this forum, I would like to have your opinion on what attracted you to buy a VC and for the popular male members who may have purchased one for their loved ones, I welcome your views too...

let's hope that with more VC on female wrists, it will trigger newer collections. 

Welcome Maryam!!! (nt)
04/13/2008 - 11:18


Welcome Maryam its great to have a lady Lounger who posts!! The
04/13/2008 - 12:29

problem with VC is that to my wife's ears it has less of a magic effect than Cartier or Van Cleef who are jewelry brands . However, see's become quite attracted to the 1972 models which are both original and feminine so I think this will be her next watch.

Welcome Maryam!
04/13/2008 - 13:22


VC has been making women's watches much, much earlier than 2003.  Starting with women's pocket watches.  (I believe you meant that VC has been in business for over a quarter of a millennium, not century ).

My wife is a fan of VC, she picked out my first VC watch last year and now she wants one as well.  I've been looking for a woman's VC about 2 years that would fit her style - looking at both antique and modern pieces. 

She would love one with:

- rose gold,

- mechanical watch,

- with 1-2 complications (say day, date, power reserve, etc.) besides the time

- but without a lot of diamonds (if needed a few are OK, such as for hour markers) as she wants a watch that is not overshadowed by a lot of flash

Unfortunately, I haven't had any luck yet within VC's offerings - which include:

quartz Overseas,

the new Overseas Dual-Time,

Malte Ladies Power Reserve,


and I'm sure many others that I haven't heard of yet.

Other people have told my wife she has a man's taste in watches. We've found 1 or 2 that fit her criteria from other brands but she really has her heart set on a VC someday.  (Mr. Selmoni, are you listening? )

What requirements do you have in looking for a watch?  I'd be happy to put my 2 cents in if it helps.  There are also many others in the Lounge that are much more knowledgeable than I am and I'm sure they'll help as well.

Best Regards, Dan

Welcome to the HL
04/13/2008 - 14:01

There is that type :

(La Cote des Montres)

Or, a vintage Art Deco like that (in Platine) :

Or, an other vintage that I like very much :

how about some bling?
04/13/2008 - 15:33

I think is not enough VC state of mind (nt)
04/13/2008 - 23:16


My two suggestions for you would be...
04/13/2008 - 15:36

either the new Overseas Dual Time diamond paved (which I find both very feminine, although it's quite large at 42mm, and useful with the second time zone function as well as 150m water resistance) or one of the 1972 models (which is a modern reinterpretation of the 1972 'Prestige de la France' assymetrical watch).

There is also a lady's Malte Moonphase line which I do not find especially attractive. 

Welcome Maryam to the Lounge!
04/13/2008 - 16:14

My VC favorite for ladies, after the Kalla (which probably costs more than my house) is the Egerie model... Even with a little bit of bling, with a leather strap it looks very classy.

I am considering it for my wife...

Hello Maryam and welcome
04/13/2008 - 17:27

First off what kind of watches do you like? Something from the ladies line? Oversized mens watch? Jeweled? Or a combination of two of these?

I seen a petite lady the other day wearing a patrimony traditionnelle automatic and it looked quite nice and the diameter is 38mm. Image below

Very nice choice (nt)
04/13/2008 - 23:18


thank you all for your suggestions
04/14/2008 - 00:14

Thank you all for your much-valued suggestions and comments.

Amongst the pictures I received there were a couple that had the feminine and classy look with the right touch of VC that I'm looking for.. I will go see them in person next time I am on Quai de l'ile.

Dan thanks for all your helpful suggestions and tips. It's nice to see how well you know your wife. I hope you'll find the perfect watch for her soon.

I am learning so much about watches these days. it's seems like the days where accurate time-telling was done by astronomers only... complex but facsinating... hope to learn a lot more in this process.

Mario, I liked your pick...

Alex, I guess you should be happy with the success of this forum... let me know when you launch a new feminine collection.


Thanks everyone


keep us posted on your pick and please grace us with your
04/14/2008 - 15:36

presence once in a while here

I second that motion
04/14/2008 - 16:21

please let us know what you decide even if it isn't a VC and don't be a stranger