Royal Eagle inscription on the caseback of the Malte Tonneau

Hello everyone,

After purchasing the Malte Dual Time Tonneau a few weeks ago I wondered why the caseback read "Royal Eagle" - I thought the Royal Eagle was a different model. I put a call into  Russel from VC and he found out that all Malte Tonneau Dual Time models shipped from the time of their inception - 2005 to mid 2006 had this inscription and were referred to as Royal Eagle models. All models shipped to the AD's after that are now 'officially' known as Malte Tonneau and do not have the inscription.

I love the watch and the inscription doesn't bother me at all.

thanks for the heads up. I posted photos of the 2 inscriptions for
11/12/2007 - 23:25

ease of understanding for the Loungers

scan courtesy of KCC

scan courtesy of Billy B

# of jewels in the 1222 cabiber?
11/13/2007 - 02:21

Hi Alex,

Why does the web site state that the 1222 caliber has 38 jewels when the caliber has 34 stamped on it?

I'm waiting for an answer on this (nt)
11/13/2007 - 18:32

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Re: I'm waiting for an answer on this (nt)
11/14/2007 - 06:32

Thanks Alex; it will be interesting to hear.

do you have scans of the movement with the 34 jewels inscription? (nt)
11/16/2007 - 21:56

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Re: do you have scans of the movement with the 34 jewels inscription? (nt)
11/17/2007 - 06:33

No, sorry I don't have one, but VC must have some uncased 1222 calibers around to reference.

was wondering if you had seen it on your watch or in some scan since
11/17/2007 - 09:52

VC tells me that the correct number is 38.

Re: was wondering if you had seen it on your watch or in some scan since
11/17/2007 - 11:00

Hi Alex,

Yes, I saw this on my own caliber from my 47400.  Do any other of VC's calibers have 34 jewels?

Thanks,

KCC

I'm still waiting for an answer from VC (nt)
11/17/2007 - 18:41

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Re: I'm still waiting for an answer from VC (nt)
11/18/2007 - 02:10

Thank you very much for your patience with this.  I appreciate all you are trying to do with this.

34 jewels mistakingly indicated as 38 on the web site! (nt)
11/26/2007 - 15:45

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