Question for Friend on first VC purchase

Have a neighborhood friend considering a purchase of the current Malte Tonneau Chronograph model 49145/00R-9059 in pink gold with a brown croc starp. This would be his 1st VC watch. What is the thinking of the Loungers here on this watch? Anything that I can share with my friend would be greatly appreciated and helpful. Many thanks!! Matt
I like the case shape of the Malte tonneau, love the guiloche dial and
08/31/2008 - 03:34
the applied numerals. The movement is the tried and tested Piguet based 1185 (same as the Overseas chrono). Its a cool looking watch!
I like this model even though it has come a long way! The first dials
08/31/2008 - 12:07
were non guilloché had printed numerals and I found them rather bland and when the watch was revamped with the new dial it changed everything. The only thing that bothers me is the HRS and MIN on the subdials just in case you're wondering what exactly the chrono is standing The Malte Tonneau watches kindda were under the radar but now that the round models are being phased out I think they will take a new dimension. Just watch out as the chrono is being replaced by a new larger model with a slightly different case.
as a 1st VC this wouldn't be my 1st choice as there are other more
08/31/2008 - 17:37
iconic models, however the Malte tonneau chrono especially in RG is a great looking watch and in any event you can't really go wrong with a VC can you?
Thanks all for your helpful candid comments.......
08/31/2008 - 17:51
I will diplomatically share them with my friend. My most curious one relates to Alex's post. When is the new larger size with different case coming to the market. My friend has a larger wrist and the bigger mdoel may be more appealing to him. Can you share more info on that point? Many thanks, Matt
the new Malte Tonneau...
08/31/2008 - 18:32
click here to see the post: article on the 2008 novelties
Re: the new Malte Tonneau...
09/01/2008 - 01:43
Alex, again thank you for sharing this article. I have reviewed the newer model with its pictures. I will notify my friend asap so he may have all the information in making his decision. This is tremendous help and I am so glad to be part of this forum. Have a pleasant weekend.  Best regards, Matt
Your friend cannot go wrong buying a VC Malte Tonneau.
09/01/2008 - 01:25
The shape of the case is sooooo nice, and I really like its dimensions. To Alex's point about the new chrono, IMO the new model's dial is much nicer, but I actually prefer the older version's slimmer case with the bigger lugs than the newer one. But if your friend has big wrists, may be as you say he'll prefer the new version. Cheers, Francois
Re: Your friend cannot go wrong buying a VC Malte Tonneau.
09/01/2008 - 01:48
Thank you Francois. I will get this all to my friend and see how he wishes to proceed. What's most important here is that he has all the facts and information available to him. You guys are the greatest in sharing your candid thoughts. Regards, Matt
Thanks Matt, please make sure your friend posts a few shots of his
09/01/2008 - 14:00
Malte tonneau (whichever one...) once he gets it! Cheers, Francois