SIHH 2015 - What's in this beautiful

box?

 

Sihh 2015 Teaser? What a beautiful

 

you'll find out very shortly...

Sihh 2015 Teaser? What's in this beautiful

 

Sihh 2015 Teaser? What's in this beautiful

This box is
01/14/2015 - 17:51

already watering my mouth. Cannot wait to see the watch.

Cannot wait. Alex, you know that song - "Killing me Softly"? Maybe you should
01/14/2015 - 18:08

post a video of that song here and play it...because that is exactly what you are doing...crying

Jokes aside, 260 years of continous operation is no joke.  

And the period from VC's 250th (2005) uptil today - ten years - VC has been nothing short of marvelous. Its amazing the kind of movements and aesthetics designs, as well as new lines launched during this period. Probably one of the most glorious in VC's history.

Special engraved dials
01/14/2015 - 18:43

in black for men and in blue for women?

Wait anxiously to discover what could it be.

These boxes are very nice done.

Liger

in fact it is black, the blue is just the light !
01/15/2015 - 13:21

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maybe ...
01/14/2015 - 23:36

... the teaser you temporarily placed in the photo section?!

yes

Beautiful box indeed 

The box is gorgeous
01/15/2015 - 12:49

I am sure the watch will be equally special. Maybe a 260th anniversary patrimony. Seems that line would be a good choice for celebrating their heritage. Or maybe a Metiers piece? I'm still looking for VC to replace the Lemania with an in house. Maybe a patrimony perpetual chrono? 

Re: SIHH 2015 - What's in this beautiful
01/15/2015 - 13:51

Lovely presentation box, Alex!

Beautiful rosewood or cocobolo veneer. Inside is very classy too.

I can't wait to see what it's hiding  cheeky Maybe the back is engraved with that design or with a half-hunter case like the Malte Perpetual Chrono ??

Best,

Joseph

Re: SIHH 2015 - What's in this beautiful
01/15/2015 - 15:18
That's a teasing ! The Arabesque is lovely, engraved case? Guillochage? I'm asking myself that impossible question, what is Vacheron Constantin? What does make it special? Seeing the history and recent developpment, I would define it that it has a touch of art and poetry that other comparable brand do not have. Recently with the métiers d'art the link to opera etc I think the brand was very well defined in terme of "Spirit" over the last years. Kudos to the teams, president and leaders who did it the last 20 years, this is very important. And historically there are These tear drop shape, the amazing guilloche dials that we love and the most beautiful vintage Minute repeater and ultra thin watches. So other brand can be described as classic, austere or understated which are qualities for sure but lack of poetry which is something typical Vacheron imho. For me what would be a Vacheron which could velebrate that. A complication? I love chronometer and chronographs, they are part of VC history, but these are "Tools". I would go to more "poetic" complications, I mean moonphase (why not a triple date, it is important in VC history) and Minute repeater. Skeletonised calibers were celebrated and I think it would be good to have a Skeleton caliber BUT I would keep a dial, a guilloche one, because it's too bad to miss a beautiful guilloche dial even if there is Skeleton caliber. So as a complication I would choose a skeletonised version of the Minute repeater and/or the minute repeater caliber with a moonphase complication. In term of case, I'm torn. for me the teardrop is important in VC history, but I love some austere case on a Minute repeater like the 6448 recently gone in auction. But here I would go for a poetic shape, "tear drop", "claw" "flame" type of lugs or other things in White Gold or platinum. A guilloche dial That would be my definition of a celebration of VC history but every one has his. Cheers François