Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Well here are 2 recent acquisitions.

The first is a Ref 4627 from the 1960's I believe. I fell in love with this watch when I saw a picture of Alex's on the Purists almost 2 years ago. Since then, I searched and waited and finally my patience was rewarded.

Its such a lovely simple piece but so elegant...and relatively large for that era (37mm).

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

And the beautifully curved lugs:

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

The next one is the Malte or Royal Eagle Dual Time.

I had thought about the Overseas Chrono and then the Overseas DT until I saw this at first site!

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

It looks like VC has also redesigned their deployant. It very nice with just a hint of art deco style.

Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"

Re: Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"
03/09/2008 - 00:48

Hi JB,

I also own a 47400 in RG.  I got it about 15 months ago and I also really like it.  I believe it is a fairly rare piece, because you are the only other person I know of which has one.

Re: Re: Recent acquisitons...veut dire "Eye Candy"
03/09/2008 - 00:52


Yes, I've heard that they are not that common, but M'm not sure why.

They really are lovely and the dial looks much better than on the Overseas version which tends to have a "half-empty" look.

This one is very nicely proportioned. You can see if you look closely the guilloched pattern. Its a bit more subtle than on the Chrono.



M.C Escheresque
03/09/2008 - 00:58

I have heard the the guilloched pattern on the 47400 is M.C Escheresque in nature.  It has an illusion quality depending at what angle you look at it.

Re: M.C Escheresque
03/09/2008 - 01:02

That's an interesting comment.

When I was photographing it with a macro lens I thought it looked a bit Escher-like.

There's no end to where inspiration can arise!!


Congrats Joseph!
03/09/2008 - 01:06

Very nice pieces, but I must say I prefer the first one: simple, with a nice size, quite actual.

What kind of mouvement is in?

Thanks to share your new beauties, and wear them at the best.


Re: Congrats Joseph!
03/09/2008 - 01:19

Merci Patrice,

Le plaisir est pour moi!

The 4627 has the 1002 movement. Its quite thin.

There is a version with a sweep second hand which is the one Alex has. but I prefer it without.



Wow! 2 VCs at the same time.
03/09/2008 - 05:31

You're very lucky sir...congratulations!

Thank you, Rei
03/09/2008 - 15:40

...for your kind words. Sometimes, things happen all at once and then you have to act.

I'm very happy with both.

The Dual time is a nice cousin to the Jubilee 240.



You got lucky twice, Joseph!
03/09/2008 - 10:06


If it was up to me I would chose the Malte Tonneau Dual Time in first place. I am a big fan of the modern VC design (it is a merge of history and freshness). But it is because of its heritage VC is the greatest watch manufacture in the world!

I have finally decided to acquire a vintage VC - a nicely sized men's 1972 Prestige de France - and it turned out Doc had already got rid of his :-(. I am on a hunt now.

Anyway, congrats on your new additions! May they time happy moments for you... 

Re: You got lucky twice, Joseph!
03/09/2008 - 15:42

Thank you, Radek.

The DT is really lovely and I am very pleased with it.

Good luck on your search for the Prestige de France!


Congrats Joseph...
03/09/2008 - 10:25

...for these your two nice new watches and for your quest for the ref4627, the pics are absolutly marvelous, and I imagine the watch is nicer

Thanks Fred...
03/09/2008 - 15:44

The 4627 is a wonderful piece.

Sometimes a design just gets everything right without overdoing it.

I thing this is such a watch.



WOW Joseph, you're really on a roll!! Congrats on both, the 4627 is
03/09/2008 - 11:06

in fact 38mm!! Huge for the the time.

Re: WOW Joseph, you're really on a roll!! Congrats on both, the 4627 i
03/09/2008 - 15:45

Thank you Alex,

If it hadn't been for you I wouldn't have known about it.



03/09/2008 - 15:19

Does it exist with the second?

Re: Congratulations!
03/09/2008 - 15:48

Hi Lin,

Yes it does.

The one that Alex has, has a second hand.



here's a scan with central sweep hand
03/09/2008 - 16:36

Hard times, Joseph !
03/09/2008 - 15:57

Getting to new beautys in your harem, at the same time

It sure helps that one is a classic vintage, which I personally like,

even though it is a bit to "young" for me

That dial ihas a very classic elegance !

You are really becominh a Tonneau-man, like some other here,

and yes it's quite unusual, but considering how long it's Father,

the round DTR, has been on the market, you don't see them either often.

I never seen one, except on myself

Congrats x 2 !!



Many thanks, Doc
03/09/2008 - 19:03

you and your watches, so carefully selected, have always been an inspiration!



Congrats, Joseph. Nice collection of old and new! (nt)
03/10/2008 - 00:31


Thanks very much, Kazumi (nt)
03/10/2008 - 02:01
Congrats Joseph on your 2 new kids!!!
03/12/2008 - 20:46

They are both exquisite pieces

I do prefer the "younger" one... You are building yourself quite an impressive Malte collection!!!