SIHH 2010 novelty hint 2

SIHH 2010 novelty hint 2

Nice lugs!
10/28/2009 - 18:05
Striking similarity, Dean!? So, Historiques line expansion? And I echo
10/28/2009 - 21:52
Joseph's "oh, well"...
Is this a 10089?
10/28/2009 - 23:24
That's the invoice number, by the way... I'm looking at the 1955 watch made for the 200th anniversary on page 159 of Secrets of Vacheron Constantin (sorry I don't have a scanner to share the picture with the other Loungers)... If that's the model, I do hope that VC didn't put the huge Malte cross on the dial, that's a turn-off for me - a bit too show-off.
Re: SIHH 2010 novelty hint 2
10/28/2009 - 20:06
Oh well, So much for a rectangular watch JB
I think that Alex is showing us hints from 2 different watches
10/28/2009 - 22:47
he pulled the same trick on us last year (or was it the year before?...) this watch looks to be a round shape, and so the previous hint couldn't really go with this watch IMO This lug looks really nice, and my first guess would be like Dean, that this might be a new model in the Historiques line. Is VC going to present 2 new Historiques model this year at SIHH? That would be good news The perfect scenario would be VC releasing 1 Historiques, and a new rectangular line, its '4th pillar' (to quote Charlie...). Alex, when you told me a few days ago that VC had ditched the idea of the 4th pillar... ,well... I hope you were lying Thanks again for the nice preview, you definitely have my attention. Cheers, Francois
Re: I think that Alex is showing us hints from 2 different watches
10/29/2009 - 04:04
Good point Francois, You are no doubt correct! Alex is known for his subterfuge and chicanery (grab those dictionaries!) Joseph
Well, if the pictures are from the same watch,
10/29/2009 - 09:27
it will be innovative indeed.
could this be the reason why the maltes' discontinued to give way.....
10/29/2009 - 11:27
to a brand new line of beauties ? from what i see so far, i really like it.
Happy happy happy!
10/29/2009 - 18:46
When VC launched this case (and the caliber 1003) back in 1955, I believe there were five different variations on the theme. Ultra thin(cal 1003); manual winding with small seconds(cal 1001); Chronometer Royal(1007/1008); Automatic; and perhaps one more-I'd have to go deep into my email archives to seek out the reference numbers I got from VC. The Chronometer Royal in this case is one of my favorite VC's of all-time. I'm excited to see this novelty. Bill
For Bill
10/29/2009 - 19:10
Photo (and hairy arm) courtesy of Dan
Thank you Dean....
10/29/2009 - 19:23
Dan just had to go out there and top us both by finding a RG model! Bill
Guys, it was strictly a case of being lucky, not smart :-) (nt)
10/30/2009 - 01:53
v&c
The first two hints,
10/30/2009 - 16:56
tells me it will be something very classic and probably slim, looks fantastic Cheers Doc
I think you're on to something Doc! (nt)
10/30/2009 - 17:19
nt
I think our thoughts often collide :-) nt
10/30/2009 - 17:24
v&c
Re: The first two hints,
10/31/2009 - 02:45
Doc, I think you are defnitely on the right track.  I believe VC (and AP) have licenses to manufacture both cal. 1003 and 1120 on their own.  Didn't they also say that they are getting all the tooling and machinery needed to make these calibres in-house? Could it be a 100% VC manufactured 1003 in a classic case with trapezoidal lugs?  Dean, hairy arms would be greatly attracted to such a piece, don't you think? :-) BR, Dan