The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip

Fantaspip gave me some nice photos to share of his QDI, all the photos which are following are at his credit.
But he is a bit shy so I share for him and give me the opportunity to share it.
He has some Lange Sohne and Patek Philippe, here is his opinion about his Quai de l'île.

"Fantaspip":
The watch is very nicely finished, confort is good, compared to the size (it is a bit long imho).
the case with complex lines is composed of multiple elements perfectly adjusted.
I have tested all configuration and I prefered the Palladium model with Ruhenium dialto keep some readability. (which is not the main quality of this model) 
In the "chic and sport style", modern, slightly skeltonized I didn't find anything else.
It is a magnificent product.
For unexplainable reason she always look better in photo, especially the dial.
But this is from the side that I prefer it, it is beautiful.
For me the rotor lacks of "decoration", the 41mm size is perfect, but should never be larger. If it had been 43 or 44 I would have gone away 



The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip

The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip

The Quai de L'île of FantaspipSorry for the barbarian method I used to hide the numbers.

The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip

The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip

The Quai de L'île of Fantaspip


As I said he has some other very nice watch and seeing him wering often this QDI is the best compliment that the watch can get.

I personnaly definitely dream of one.

François
I just luv the QDI! The case is impressive as it is a typically
10/01/2009 - 20:16
classic cushion but implemented in a way that is so contemporary. There seem to be legibility issues which are probably due more to the light colored hands than the dial per se. Its a fantastic watch which makes my mouth water Thank you Francois and Fantaspip for sharing!
Fantaspip is a lucky owner, he has a gorgeous watch nt
10/02/2009 - 01:53
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Thank you Francois for sharing those nice photos
10/02/2009 - 08:36
This is the next watch on my list (once I stop being "credit-crunched"...) Fantaspip has definitely good taste, but I have to disagree with him on one point: IMO, the watch is much nicer in real life than in photos, as the dial comes "alive". Cheers, Francois
the photos of the case side show how beautiful and complex the case
10/02/2009 - 09:21
construction is. The movement finish for me is also top notch; the dial however could do with a better legibility. your friend has good taste Cisco
I am a huge fan of the QDI and would actually love to have a
10/02/2009 - 12:46
watch collection of QDIs!  I think that with the QDI VC showed that it is living within its epoch and not only on its past. For me VC had guts create something so novel and to g where it was not expected, and only for that the QDI should be lauded. Thank you for sharing Cisco and Fantaspip.
Re: I am a huge fan of the QDI and would actually love to have a
10/02/2009 - 17:49

Thanks to all for your comments.

Living with the past is also keeping the innovative lines they ALWAYS had (even if the 80s/90s were not that good maybe)

For example "1972", "chiocolatone", "cushion chronograph" were innovative at their time and completely different from the others. Redoing the same in a modern way is nice, I wouldn't like to get rid of the tear drop lugs or other fantastic draw of Vacheron from the past. But keeping always in the same innovative spirit is better.

That is whas the QDI is.

That's what I LIKE the traditionnal lines (tear drops lugs, american, Toledo etc...) very much, that's what I LOVE the QDI.

(and to be fair that is also what I do not like that much the Overseas which for me follows Nautilus or Royal Oak, as good as this watch can be...)

François