Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.

I bought this watch several years ago. From the first moment it landed on my arm it just felt right.  It is one of these understated watches from Vacheron Constantin were the design of the case and the dial just seems to be in perfect harmony. It's a small watch (32 mm) and the movement is not representing one of a Vacheron Constantins finest hours. This is a watch that many people will not look at twice or as my wife put it "it's so boring". For me it is a "in between watch". I hereby refer to that this is the watch I use in between my other watches. This is the watch that purify my mind with its ascetic appearance, sharpen my senses and mentally makes me ready for the next watch in line. It gives me the appetite for appreciating the voluptuous forms of my watches from the beginning of fifties, the desire to enjoy the intriguing details of my different guilloche dials, to indulge in the complexity of a skeleton watch, the bizarre wish for admiring my coin watch, the need for the big watches in my collection such as the Toledo and my Cronometre Royal pocketwatch (58mm) and the desire for ornamentation in its most lavishing floral form applied on every part of a pocketwatch were it is possible to add it.   I hope that the "quiet beauty" of the watch will speak for itself in these photos or as my wife phrased it after viewing the close up photos "it looks less boring than it normally does"

Cheers Kent.

Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.

Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.

Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.

Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.

Ref. 48002. A quiet moment.




   
Your wife has a good sense of humour :-) I love your photos but do
05/04/2014 - 17:14
believe the watch would have looked cleaner without the date
I will pass you remark on to my wife even though
05/05/2014 - 21:48
one shouldn't encourage her. Sometimes she's walking that thin red line when commenting on my watches. You are of course right about the date. Any extra function on a watch except for a minute repeater will destroy the simplicity of a dial. That problem can of course be resolved in a more or less elegant way.   With warm regards, Kent
I think it's beautiful in its simplicity.
05/05/2014 - 04:27
It is your sorbet watch. It cleanses the palate between the courses of more indulgent watches. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks jtodd for your comment.
05/05/2014 - 21:54
It appears your wife is giving you a wonderful watch yes while mine is sharing her witty comments on the account of my watches no. Hmmm, seems like your wife knows the fundamental needs of a gentleman smiley Cheers, Kent
Just beautiful photography
05/05/2014 - 15:12
Thanks for taking the time to take such great shots, and enjoy your watch! Best, Joe
Thanks Joe.
05/05/2014 - 22:03
I have just looked at some of your older posts where you have included photos. I noticed that you have in your wonderful collection a ref 47100 skeleton chronograph. I have for a long time had a dream to try to take detailed photos of that movement but I don't have one and I don't think that there is a movement like that somewhere near me. I took some photos of my ref 43038 skeleton watch some time ago working with different light settings to show the movement both complex and as transparent/light as I could manage to photograph it. It would be interesting to see how transparent / light I could photograph the complex mechanism of a skeleton chronograph movement.  I would probably have failed but would have had a lot of fun trying to do it.   All the best. Kent
The skeleton chrono is a beauty
05/06/2014 - 20:24
The lemania movement done this way just blew me away Thanks for looking at my library I will try to post a couple of backside shots Best Joe
I will be looking forward to that post.
05/06/2014 - 20:35
smiley With regards, Kent