Now then - 'Something out of the Blue!'

Now then - 'Something out of the Blue!'
03/23/2013 - 03:34
03/24/2013 - 00:03
03/24/2013 - 14:08
Re: Now then - 'Something out of the Blue!'
03/23/2013 - 00:56
Beautiful shot, beautiful watch. Best nd enjoy! Joe
Thanks Joe - have a look at things this way...
03/23/2013 - 17:05
Thought you might appreciate another angle... Best wishes, Tony
Re: Now then - 'Something out of the Blue!'
03/23/2013 - 01:48
Half the fun is sharing...
03/23/2013 - 17:13
Delighted that you were able to view my Chronometer Royal. Kind regards, Tony
03/23/2013 - 03:34
Late 50s or early 60s? What is the diameter?
Information duly enclosed, Mike...
03/23/2013 - 17:21
Thought it might be better to show a couple of documents. Thanks for looking. Best wishes, Tony
you guys are driving me nuts with the fantastic bracelets. Tony sir
03/23/2013 - 10:16
Your beautiful timepiece is no exception! :-)
Alex - It's all a matter of keeping you on your toes!...
03/23/2013 - 17:43
Alex, it was good sharing the watch with you when we met in London.yes Can you remember your biggest concern when holding it?wink Best wishes Tony
That is another amgnificent piece !
03/23/2013 - 13:59
If I look at the hands I would say Chronomètre Royal??? Which reference? I maa quite curious abou that one ! thanks for sharing Francois
You're spot-on, Francois...
03/23/2013 - 18:01
It is a Chronometre Royal. Thank you for taking a look and making the kind remarks. Appreciated. Good wishes Tony
One that I don't know ! Do you have the reference? 6074? 6075?
03/24/2013 - 10:34
The Chronomètre Royal references are driving me nuts actually...(and I am not the only one). 4838, 4907, 6067, 6074 (still need to check that one though), 6075, 6107, 6108, 6110, 6111, 6161 and 6340 and maybe another one with yours which I have never seen before as far as I remember. No precise ideas of when their production begins (except 1953 for the first one)  and ends. May the lord help us. (I mean the lord of the lounge ^^ ) However, what a piece of art you've got here ! With its cylindric case and that bracelet, it looks like a modern architecture. Francois
Hopefully this might be of help...
03/24/2013 - 13:21
Francois - the watch was purchased in 1960. I have added a photograph of the Certificate that could be of interest. Your kind remarks about the watch are appreciated. Dare I say that the photographs don't do it justicewink...
Acutally it is even more confusing :D , however thanks a lot!
03/24/2013 - 14:51
That is a a precious document ! A 5 numbers reference is very surprising... a unique piece? a typing error in the paper? Thanks a lot Tony. Francois
Congratulations....a beautiful looking watch.
03/23/2013 - 19:19
Can you tell us how it ended up in your stable?
Hamish, it was to celebrate a birthday, as simple as that...
03/23/2013 - 20:44
...a 21st year!  My father asked me what I would like for this very special occasion. Knowing the world was my Oyster I said "the best watch in the world".  Easy to say but most certainly very difficult to deliver. A very special contact in London's Hatton Garden (jewellery/watch centre) managed to obtain the watch I am highlighting. It didn't need a second glance - that was it!!! At that time, 1960ish, V&C watches were scarce, very scarce! Only persons in the right social/financial areas were ever likely to obtain one. Royality and people in the Nobility circles easily soaked-up what was available. I confess that the watch has seen most of it's life in the beautiful presentation case together with the full documentation, etc. Whilst I was privileged to wear such a beautiful watch at the age of 21/22 years, there was never a period when one received 'overpowering' compliments about the watch even though I was wearing dinner dress/tails in quite decent social circles. Not being a person to flaunt such embellishments I decided to lead 'a quite life' and leave the watch in the dressing table - rightly or wrongly?!?!... Over a long period of time I have been requested to show the master-piece on numerous occasions. I have always obliged, supported by all the original documentation and original receipt, and the response has never been disappointing. The pedigree speaks for itself in volumes. I've received a number of offers for the piece but so far declined - that situation might change in favour of a rather nice VC (V&C) pocket watch....we'll have to see? With good wishes Tony
A great story Tony
03/24/2013 - 18:42
what a wonderful presentation to return home to, and now you've added the story behind the watch.  Thanks for sharing yes.
I've enjoyed sharing...
03/24/2013 - 20:03
Thanks Dean for your very kind words.  Good to see you back home... Tony 
WOW Tony...
03/25/2013 - 11:07
What foresight you had at 21! And what a wonderful father to present you with such a treasure. It is a wonderful watch and I wish you all the best. Do you have a son to pass it on to?
Hamish - " as time goes by "
03/25/2013 - 15:16
Unfortunately, I do not have a Son so that option doesn't exist. I think this little treasure should go to a guardian that appreciates fine things. In the meantime, Don Caesar is 'on the case' to take care of thingswink!   Regards. Tony
He looks formidable.....
03/25/2013 - 19:53
Re: Now then - 'Something out of the Blue!'
03/23/2013 - 22:34
A stunner, Tony! Definitly still worth wearing on a regular basis. That's quite a shirt it's on! devilcoolsurprise Best, Joseph
Joseph, it was Stevie Wonder that inspired me...
03/24/2013 - 13:56
Thought I'd give a rendition of his "Something out of the blue". It all sounds as good as it lookscheeky!!  Good to hear from you - Tony
Tony, this is a beauty!
03/24/2013 - 00:03
She looks looks like she just stepped out of the showroom, too. Congratulations! Best, Robert
Thank you, Robert...
03/24/2013 - 14:08
I reckon it continues to mature with age, and if that's the case, it's well on course!yes... The action of the bracelet, seen by many, is claimed to be a masterstroke. Your kind words are appreciated. Tony
the integrated bracelet is well worth the praise all by itself...
03/24/2013 - 09:06
not to mention the fantastic CRyes May it tick away happy times only!
The bracelet is breathtaking...
03/24/2013 - 14:22
Radek, over the years I have looked for a similar VC bracelet - so far nothing has turned-up. The workmanship and precision behind it's structure never fails to raise very favourable comment. Appreciate your contribution and kind remarks - I'II keep looking after itheart!!      Tony