question on the DTR

This is looking more and more like a very good choice to me.

I was never really atracted to regulateur watches because it just looked like time is difficult to read on them.

So, my question is: how long does it take to get used to it? Are there whole time periods where the hands are hiding each other and you can't really tell what time it is? (eg: from 10 to the hour to 10 past the hour).

Another question: is VC going to stop production of the DTR anytime soon? (Alex?)

Yet another one: this weekend's antiquorum sale, says about the DTR sold there that "production of this reference started in 2000 and ceased in 2005"... yet the watch is in the 2006-2007 catalogue. Did I miss something?


05/14/2007 - 22:55
05/15/2007 - 01:13
05/15/2007 - 18:25
05/15/2007 - 19:33
05/15/2007 - 21:49
One week.
05/15/2007 - 01:13

After a week you can't understand why you even bothered about that it should be difficult :-)

If you are more intersted in the minutes, than the hours,

which I am in my profession,  there is no better watch!

Not more hiding hands than on an ordinary watch, rather contrary,

and the second time zone is very convenient,

normally it's usual only one other place, you are intersted to know the time.

The world timer is good, when you are on a trip to several continents,

or having business/conversations with several countries at the same time.

Normally Vacheron Constantin has at least a 10-15 year cycle on their models.

And you must now, I suppose,

have undersood that a VC never gets out of time :-)

I was heavily influenced by one of the gentlemen,

at another forum, with great horological knowledge,

who bought one, and what he had to say about it.

He was the first to congratulate me :-)


Ahhh, you've been pulled to the DTR side young Nico
05/15/2007 - 05:23
I'm also intrigued by this watch, as you know. What metal do you like best? Have you seen it at your local AD? I'm drawn to the Rose Gold (but haven't seen the yellow in real life). It's the great dial and the opening case back (hunter/soldiers) that really are interesting. Cheers
I never tried it on!!
05/15/2007 - 18:25

I'm a bit of an idiot. I was never really attracted to the regulateur concept before so I never tried it on. I have to get really out of my way to find a VC dealer, so I can't just pop in and try. Next time.

As to gold color, I am not sure. I always preferred white gold in everything, but the WG DTR looks a bit bland.... Would really have to see in real life. If not the WG, then the RG.

I thought I wanted a day/date watch, but couldn't really decide at all on what to get. I also wanted a dual timezone watch (especially after I saw the Lange 1 Timezone - I really thought that was going to be mine :-))....

Now I realized that if I just disregard my preconceptions of the regulateur, then I found a watch with date and timezone... what else could I want? (apart from a tourbillon and a minute repeater and an OPUS V and a castle in Scotland).

So you tried it on, did you have any problems with the hours being hidden when the minute hand is close to 12?

Is this what you are talking about?
05/15/2007 - 18:53

First have a look

and then snap it up!

Please ejoy :-)


Good day Doc
05/15/2007 - 19:33
What kind of a camera/lense setup do you use? Very nice pictures and not a scratch on the back (I suppose that makes sense). Keep well
These shots are taken by
05/15/2007 - 21:49

this simple camera!

It has a close range of 10 mm.

A macro function.

But I have recently bought this one,

with a real professional lens Canon Macro 100 mm 2,8 !

And with that you can take pics like this

But I actually only taken 50 pics yet :-)

Got to have time to learn all the possibilities,

but it's fantastic.

This is RAW at 10 MB, brought dowm to 280 Mb...

So I will be back with hopefully better pics.

But ALL my earlier pics here at The Hour Lounge, are shot by the Sony !