The accompanying description for a Ref 4240 in a catalogue (Alex will know the one, for obvious reasons) says, '...reference 4240 displayed a variety of case and dial designs'. That being the case, what actually makes a reference a reference? If the dial and case vary, how does one recognise it as a 4240?
The only thing I can say is that
the way references are assigned depends on the individual manufacturers.
The catalogue description was wrong.
Ref. 4240 should not have any case variation. That is what, up until this year, defined a Reference number in the world of VC. The dial and hands could change, but the case should not if it keeps the same Ref. number.
Ref. 4240, if others out there don't already know, is the iconic triple-date watch in a round case with claw lugs. A true VC classic.
We love you Pal, and there is not one WIS that does not identify with at least one part of your great story!
my article on VC calendar watches here. The info came directly from VC so I don't remember the specifics about this ref but will check with them again
Looking forward to seeing what VC has to say. :-)
the wording clearer
That's a relief to know.
I can't imagine any other case on that watch.
Truly a classic and a defining design for Vacheron.
Alex's "Disaster Story" may provide some insight. (If not, it's still a great story.) Click here.
It's the same link as Dan's. Sorry...