Photos of my Ref. 43038.

I just realized this morning that I was about to make my post number 200. So I decided to make a post of pictures taken of my beloved Ref. 43038 during the last year. Some have been posted before, others have just been made this very day. I hope that you will enjoy the photos and that you will forgive me for showing some photos that I already have shown.

The first five photos remind me about these words:   Serious, heavy and complex:
Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

The following eight photos remind me about these words:   Lightness and grace.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.


Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.

Photos of my Ref. 43038.
  Cheers Kent

 
KBS
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JB
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LN
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11/28/2013 - 10:18
WOW ! Is this the Malte Openworked with Calibre 1120?
11/26/2013 - 19:14
This is truly an example of what VC does best. Lovely photos.
Yes it is the cal 1120 but....
11/26/2013 - 19:33
was made before there was anything called "Malte". As far as I can see the model was made from around 1989 to approximately 1994-5.    Best wishes Kent
Thanks for your reply. I think the late 80's were still
11/27/2013 - 12:17
troubled times for VC, and it is amazing how they churned out such brautiful pieces. Yes, it is not Malte; infact I find it more gorgeous than the Malte Openworked and even the Patrimony Traditionelle Openworked, all with the same movement.  How many mm is the dial?
Hello again KK.
11/28/2013 - 01:42
The diameter of the watch case is 34 mm. I think that the ref 43038 is a very well balanced watch because the movement seem to have the right size compared to the case size. However this is just my opinion.   Cheers Kent.
So, so gorgeous!
11/26/2013 - 19:49

yes

I tend to agree Robert.
11/28/2013 - 01:44
Vacheron Constantin did a great job with that watch.   Cheers Kent  
Stunning!
11/26/2013 - 21:47
"Serious, heavy and complex" You forgot " a work of art!" The engraving especially the rotor with the VC logo and thest as well is second to none. It's a real masterwork. I hope to see it in person one day. All the best, Joseph
Thanks for your comments Joseph.
11/28/2013 - 02:12
It is a work of art. When I was looking at the pictures I realised how different the expression where from the photos with black background versus the  photos with white background. That gave me the idea of trying to put words on to express what I experienced looking at the photos of the watch. I hope to see more pictures in the future of your wonderful skeleton chronograph.   Best wishes Kent 
Sorry, Kent
11/28/2013 - 03:53
That was sold at auction a while ago. Joe (4Js) has one and I'm not sure whether that one was mine. I found it was getting to hard to read frown Oh well Best, Joseph
Hello Joseph.
11/28/2013 - 10:27
Sorry to hear that your eys isn't as good as they used to be. The good thing is that I believe that you still have one or two Vacheron Constantin watches that are useable smiley   I simply adore your amazing collection.   Cheers kent
This is art
11/26/2013 - 22:34
These pictures talk by themselves, astonishing example of the art of engraving and hand finishing. heart
Thanks piccolochimico.
11/28/2013 - 02:15
I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed to look at this watch. I agree that the skeleton watches when they are best is art.    Cheers Kent
Speechless!
11/27/2013 - 03:41
What a piece of art on a timepiece! Thanks Kent for the stunning pictures of this beauty. Elegant, peaceful and graceful indeed! cheers robin
Thanks Robin.
11/28/2013 - 02:22
 like your addition with the word (peaceful). I'm glad to hear that you liked the way I portrayed the watch.    Yours sincerely Kent  
Congrats on your 200th post but mostly on your photographic
11/27/2013 - 04:36
skills....just amazing
Thanks Alex.
11/28/2013 - 02:27
I am happy to hear that you like the way that I try to take photos of my watches. Your kind word means a lot to me.   Cheers Kent
Yet another amazing watch from your collection!
11/27/2013 - 08:39
Beautiful movment to start with, then skeletonized as only VC can do (I really think VC is the best at skeletonization when compared to all other brands). Your photographs are truly artistic and you have been a great contributor to the Lounge. Thanks for your 200th post, and I look forward to learning more from you in your next 200! Best Regards, Dan
Thanks Dan...
11/28/2013 - 09:20
for your more than kind words towards my photos and contributions to THL. I two like the skeleton watches from Vacheron Constantin and especially the way they have integrated the maltese croos into the design. Are you aware of that the Maltese cross on the front is turning all the time when the power is released from the mainspring barrel? I believe that it might be the same for cal 1003 skeleton model. It is a nice little detail.   Best wishes Kent
Superb pics, thanks (nt)
11/27/2013 - 16:17
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Thanks LN.
11/28/2013 - 09:22
Your comment is much appreciated smiley   Cheers Kent
Enjoy every minute of your masterpiece, Kent ;-)
11/27/2013 - 16:32
;-)
Thanks Radek.
11/28/2013 - 09:29
Glad to hear that you enjoyed this little photo session of a skeleton watch from VC. This version of the cal 1120 has a lot of beatiful engravings.   Cheers Kent
Gorgeous! which camera & lens do you use?
11/27/2013 - 17:19
it makes me miss my skeletonized 1003, which has gone for service to Switzerland.
Thanks f1003.
11/28/2013 - 09:47
Lovely watch you have and I know exactly what you mean when a watch has left the building for service. One does desperately need it back. I use a Nikon D3200, with a Nikkor Lens (AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40 mm f/2.8G) and a Hoya Filter (CIR-PL 52). I'm not a camera collector so I guess it is pretty ordinary equipment. If you want to talk about cameras then Joseph has some serious stuff and he knows a lot about it. I have build my own paper light box (I bought a real one but it never worked for me)  and I am constantly experimenting with the lighting. I will in general work with three lamps. And then the hard part. I believe that I took more than 100 photos of picture number one before I was satisfied. I just continue and continue until I believe that I do credit to the marvellous work achieved by the staff that has been employed by Vacheron (&) Constantin through out the centuries.   Best wishes Kent
Wow, what a piece of Vacheron art
11/27/2013 - 18:01
The case is at the same time delicate simple and  contrast perfectly with the poetry od the skeletonized caliber. Skeleton work which is absolutely amazing in every detail, thanks for these fantastic photos ! François
Thanks Francois.
11/28/2013 - 09:52
I'm glad that you used the word "poetry". I believe that word is the very reason for that some people like the skeleton watches and others find them to much like (art) and not a serious timekeeper.    Cheers Kent  
What a masterpiece: you can just look at it all day
11/27/2013 - 18:38
... and eventually wear it from time to time. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Best, Stan
Thanks Stan.
11/28/2013 - 10:06
Glad to hear that you like the watch. If you don't already know this skeleton model, then check it out. Ref 30051. This is one of my dream watches from Vacheron Constantin.    Cheers Kent
Its truly a beautiful piece of art.
11/27/2013 - 20:30
Its truly a beautiful piece of art. Firstly I'm happy for you having this watch and secondly respect to VC creating this beautiful time piece and to your photographic skills. Wear it in god health! Whats the diameter, 36 mm? Best regards, Andrzej
Thanks Andrzej.
11/28/2013 - 10:15
The diameter is 34 mm. Thanks for your kind comments and Vacheron Constantin does make some truly beatiful skeleton models. But I guess you already know that smiley I do of course know that I'm not alone in Denmark with my passion for Vacheron Constantin watches but I think that you are the first danish watch collector that I have seen posting here at THL in the last couple of years. It is good to have you here.   Best wishes Kent
Re: Photos of my Ref. 43038.
11/27/2013 - 23:15
WONDERFUL ARTS
Thanks Jpu11aua.
11/28/2013 - 10:18
 I agree about the "Art" and I hope that you succeed in finding a Vacheron Constantin watch that you will cherished. Cheers Kent