One watch to rule them all.....

Let me introduce you to my recent purchase

One watch to rule them all.....

It is the best Vacheron in my stable and I love it

One watch to rule them all.....

For a watch that is 50 years old it is in exceptional condition. Plus it came with its original papers and bulletin de marche!!!

One watch to rule them all.....

I am please to introduce you to my BATMAN..........

One watch to rule them all.....

This is the watch that was my grail from the time that I began to look at V & C

One watch to rule them all.....

From the time that I read Alex's and Dean's great articles I have loved the BATMAN!!!

One watch to rule them all.....

Did I also happen to say that it is a little bit special.......I really wanted a 6694 CR but I only liked the WG version without CR on the dial i.e. European version.

It is so understated.

I never began to think that I would find one in this condition.

One watch to rule them all.....

The movement is 1072

One watch to rule them all.....

and finally a wrist shot. I apologise for the crappy photo. The rest I would like to thank Cesare Paselli for taking.

I would also like to thank the people that helped me with this purchase...you know who you are.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

In terms of the watch when it arrived (thanks DHL) I was wearing a AP ROO and I thought OMG it is tiny.....LOL
but after a couple of minutes the size seemed just right.

The thing that strikes you is that the watch oozes quality.

Over the years I have been lucky to have owned some great watches but  I can honestly say that this watch is the best I have owned.

The sheen of the gold and how it looks on my wrist makes me smile.

I will not part with my precious and I hope that you enjoyed my post.


you dear sir have just gotten your self one of my all time favorite
04/30/2013 - 17:31
VCsyes May it time only happy moments
Thanks Alex
04/30/2013 - 17:36
You are wonderful moderator and I appreciate all the advice that you have given me and others in the short time I have had the pleasure in participating in what I consider to be your forum. While we have not met I consider you my friend and I look forward to meeting you in the future.
Thank you for your kind words hamish. Who knows maybe SIHH 2014 we
05/01/2013 - 11:08
can meet?
What a great catch!
04/30/2013 - 18:33
I suspect that Batman will find many admirers on the Lounge.  Congratulations! Robert
Love it!!
04/30/2013 - 18:37
They don't come much cleaner. heart Now, wasn't there some paperwork....angel
As requested
05/01/2013 - 06:32
Your new avitar
05/01/2013 - 18:22
seems appropriate...
CR Bulletin de Marche
05/02/2013 - 02:50
Thanks for sharing this very interesting document.  The question is often asked if CR's were Observatory-rated and, for the most part, the answer is "no" (I know of one CR pocket watch with Bulletin).  This is an in-house timing certificate which reveals the watch's state following expert adjustment and a week's observation. The results are: Average daily rate in different positions +1.9 sec. (COSC -4/+6 sec.) Average variation 1.4 sec. (COSC 2.0 sec.) Greatest variation 3.0 sec. (COSC 5.0 sec.) Greatest difference between average and daily rate 8.9 sec. (COSC 10.0 sec.) Change per degree centigrade -0.19 sec. (COSC +/- 0.6 sec.) Rate resumption +1.0 sec. (COSC +/- 5.0 sec.) Rate resumption or Reprise de marche compares the first daily rate with the last in each position and is used to assess the quality of the balance assembly.  It's reassuring to see that this 6694 exceeded all of today's Chronometer standards.
Very cool...
05/02/2013 - 17:19
Thanks for the summary Dean
Congratulations Hamish.
04/30/2013 - 19:43
A true beauty and a classic from Vacheron & Constantin.   I hope you will like the next two pictures.   A catalog from Vacheron Et Constantin printed in 1966. So I presume it represent the watches from their catolog from 1967. Page 29 is the one for you smiley ( no pricelist unfortunately)  
Thank you for posting
05/01/2013 - 16:00
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Re: One watch to rule them all.....
04/30/2013 - 20:42
A real classic! Congrats and thanks for the pictures
Hamish, you've found yourself a beauty...
04/30/2013 - 22:26
I did enjoy your post including the nice photographs. Your smile (totally understandable!) is infectious and that comes as no surpriseyes. I'm delighted for you. Best wishes Tony
Re: One watch to rule them all.....
05/01/2013 - 00:57
Congrats! There's a reason why it's king :-)
A lovely watch, Hamish
05/01/2013 - 02:23
Congratulations! It looks in pristine shape. Wear it in the best of health. Warm Regards, Joseph
The Lord of the Bats!
05/01/2013 - 05:03
Niiiiiice!
Great looking Batman, congrats!
05/01/2013 - 05:24
It looks great! Does your cal 1072 have a swan's neck regulator or gyromax free spring balance? It looks like you have a really bad case of the VC addiction, welcome! :-) BR, Dan
Swan neck regulator
05/01/2013 - 06:12
Yes V&C is fast becoming my number one addiction!!!
A very special watch!
05/01/2013 - 08:04
Congrats on the great find. Bill
Beautiful catch Hamish
05/03/2013 - 17:27
A lot fo personnality and presence. Great choice !