Many thanks Edu!
I love the watch it was a 28th birthday present to myself. My collection consists of Rolex sports watches (a sub 14060M and a black SS daytona) but the craftsmanship of Vacheron is on a different level IMO. I wanted my first "high end brand" stainless steel sports watch and the dual time ticked all the boxes.
I did have my reservations though, because of the 42mm size I was worried that the watch would be uncomfortable on my slightly skinny wrists but when tried the watch on it hugs the contours of the wrist beatifully. I love the bracelet design of the watch too, it felt heavier than the oyster bracelets but just as, if not more comfortable when on the wrist. The overseas bracelet has seriously got to be one of the most attractive and comfortable bracelets on the current market IMO.
Another reservation was the lack of an in house movement, especially at this price point. However, I am a fan of JLC too and they make brilliant movements and I would like to think that VC optimize and decorate the movement to a higher standard? I set the watch to an atomic clock and its running -3 seconds after 24 hours which is obviously within COSC specs although I do usually prefer my watches to run fast rather than slow. Will the watch speed up over time?
I probably will not bother to get the watch regulated as I want to enjoy the watch on the wrist :) It was the beautiful design and craftsmanship which drew me to the watch and here are some pics attached, apologies the poor quality they were quickly snapped off my blackberry. I think the watch looks better in the metal than in pics anyway :) many thanks I hope you like the pics