Seeking advise on this Chronometer Royal

Dear THL members,

it has been a while since I last posted here. I have been more on the observing side of the equation and the members here have been very knowledgeable and I continue to learn until today. I have a question regarding a dial today, it belongs to a chronometer Royal and what intrigues me about it is the fact that chronometer Royal signature is signed very explicitly on the dial. Was this how VC made the dial in some of the watches. Please pardon my post if is say anything wrong.

Warm regards,


often seen on the ref 6694 aka Batman. Interesting to note that it is written in
09/21/2016 - 17:19

English and not the French Chronometre Royal

Registered in 1908
09/21/2016 - 17:42

Just peaking in from the mountains and couldn't help discussing one of my favorite V&C's, the 6694.  The English name Royal Chronometer was registered as a tradename by V&C in 1908, a year following the original Chronometre Royal.  The English market version of the 6694 did feature this label "up front" as it were, while the ROW had a plain dial.  Both had Chronometre Royal engraved on the caseback.  The dial of this example look very nice with correct font, although the heavy brushing on the lugs points to a restored case.

I have seen ref.6694 use gold and whitegold case.
09/22/2016 - 02:17

I don't know whether there is a case use  rose gold or platinum?  thank you.

I've only seen YG and WG versions before
09/22/2016 - 05:15

Haven't seen a RG or PT version yet.

I have one with the same English signature, it should be fine :-)
09/22/2016 - 05:20
Re: Seeking advise on this Chronometer Royal
09/22/2016 - 17:26

Thank you all!