Pics of the 3 variants...

Last week, I posted a picture of a watch that was designed for an article by Larry Wee in his annual Watch Supplement for the Business Times in Singapore.  Here is a link to that original post and picture.

The article referred to 3 versions of the watch that VC had graciously designed as part of Larry's project.  For your viewing pleasure, here are images of those 3 watches.  Hope that you enjoy the pics and I look forward to your comments.



Selected Version

Pics of the 3 variants...


Alternate Version #1

Pics of the 3 variants...



Alternate Version #2


Pics of the 3 variants...


Cheera,
Duncan
I like the alternative version 1 alot! Thanks for posting Duncan nt
09/03/2008 - 12:47
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Thanks Duncan!
09/03/2008 - 12:50
My favorite is by far no2, the way the dial is worked seems more in line with VC's current style.  IMO, not only it is the nicest looking dial, but at the same time it is probably the more traditional of the 3 variations, which really helps the overall look of the watch in this case. It is already a busy dial, and IMO the movement on the dial in version 1 was a little bit too much. Funny how dial finishing can really change the look of a piece. Thanks for sharing! Francois
No 2...subtle.
09/03/2008 - 13:24
No 3 not bad either...but I'd go for no. 2
Agree with Alex...
09/03/2008 - 14:28
I like the alternative no 1 because of the guiloche pattern on it. I am not the biggest fan of the Breguet hands in general but they fit the whole design here quite well. Yet, a VC tourbillon (or any tourbillon for that matter) is something I haven't grown up to by far... It is nice to judge a piece not having to ponder a purchase decision   
It's growing on me, but the color???
09/03/2008 - 17:25
How about something "simple" like that Dufour guy does on his stuff? Miki
Very Nice Duncan, My preference for the "Selected Version": Question?
09/03/2008 - 18:11
Do you have (or know) any other VC with this prestation at 12 Like these:
I am certainly not an expert and...
09/04/2008 - 03:05
I am sure that Alex can answer your question with much greater knowledge and authority, but the closest model that comes to mind is the Malte tourbillon.  Its time display is somewhat larger and takes up a larger portion of the dial than the Breguet and JD models, but I think it meets your criteria. Hopefully, Alex can shed some additional light on the subject. Cheers, Duncan
Thanks Duncan, Dear Alex, any pics? (nt)
09/04/2008 - 14:47
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Some pics...
09/04/2008 - 16:07
Here are a couple pics of a Malte tourbillon, albeit a slightly special one... Duncan
Thanks for sharing those pics
09/08/2008 - 17:15
I'll never get tired of looking at your watch
I agree with Alex and Radek!
09/03/2008 - 18:16
The Alternate Version 1 Rocks!!!!!!!!
I prefer the original or alt 2! Alt 1 just looks like old wall...
09/04/2008 - 01:05
paper to me (JMO). Jacob
The preferences seem to solidly fall into...
09/04/2008 - 03:17
2 camps.  There are those who have a preference for a more traditional and perhaps, classical look and therefore chose Alternate Version #1.  Others, perhaps preferring a more avant-garde look, are choosing the Selected Version. In some respects, I think this situation mirrors the current market condition which VC is facing.  There is a significant portion of the market that loves VC, its classical designs and the traditions that the brand embody.  This has probably been the core base of the VC market share for many, many years throughout its history.  However, there is a growing segment of the market, who are desirous of a more contemporary VC with newer designs and models.  For these folks, I suspect that Quai de l'Ile is quite appealing. It will be interesting to see how the manufacture continues to evolve and tries to satisfy both of these broad groups.  I see Patrimony models for one and Quai de l'Ile for the other... Thanks for your feedback guys! Cheers, Duncan
Re: Pics of the 3 variants...
09/04/2008 - 17:32

It would be Alternate # 1 for me. My preference would also be for the color blue to be somewhat stronger. Regards, Matt

The "selected" version for me ...
09/06/2008 - 15:26
... but I think that the writing "Vacheron Constantin" would have deserved a better disposal (and especially not be separated). Thanks for sharing Duncan!!
My pleasure Fred...
09/07/2008 - 01:47
It is worth noting that VC determined the design and layout of the dial.  Some of it was dictated by the required complications and that might have influenced the placement of "Vacheron Constantin" on the dial. Cheers, Duncan
The selected version....
09/07/2008 - 11:54
....is probably my preferred one, but the alternate #2 comes a close second. I think that they give a bit more energy to the design than alternate 1, the more traditional one.
As I do not believe that it has been ordered yet,
09/08/2008 - 02:16
then it can be yours AP.  Just a few francs and a little waiting time is what it will take to acquire this beauty.    Shall I call Dominique for you? Cheers, Duncan