Sometimes You Have To Stay Up Late . . .

To get what you want. 

Inspired by Alex's fantastic series on VC Calendars, and my desire for a WG VC to contrast with my YG43031, I stayed up late tonight to snap up this beautiful VC47052 with a guilloché  dial at xthe Christies Hong Kong Auction.  Now I just need to to get it back to the US so I can dance by it's silvery moon and post some good photos for all. 

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful knowledge you share.  It is a privilege to be a member.
and you're up early! Fantastic find, the 52 week calendar is a great
11/30/2011 - 12:29
piece, can't wait to read your 1st impressions. And its great to have you with us yes
Re: and you're up early! Fantastic find, the 52 week calendar is a great
11/30/2011 - 12:39
Actually, I am still up.  It was less than two hours ago, and the sales is still proceeding in Hong Kong as I write this.  There is a wonderful 47101/4 with platinum case and black dial coming up shortly, but given that there were only 25 pieces in this combo and they were made for the Tiawanese market, I have a feeling it will go way over the estiates.
the Chrono Historiques in platinum with black dial is extremely
11/30/2011 - 12:50
rare and I have seen 1-2 pop up in the past scan found in my computer
Hammers down at
11/30/2011 - 14:35
Re: Hammers down at
11/30/2011 - 16:26
That's not too bad a price, around 19K USD but I guess its before the premium (25% ?) JB
slightly over $24k with premium (nt)
11/30/2011 - 16:33
Re: Hammers down at
11/30/2011 - 17:57
IRight at the high end of the estimate. I thought it would go way over given the location of the auction. I might have bid on this if I had not had to go into a meeting.
12/01/2011 - 04:23
I have never seen that version beforehand. It is stunning! I wYant to see more of that oyne.
congratulations ! i was monitoring the auction live in the office ....
11/30/2011 - 16:12
in my computer's background and was wondering if any loungers are bidding for them.  once again, congratulations on this fine and unique piece, wear in the best of health. 
Re: Sometimes You Have To Stay Up Late . . .
11/30/2011 - 16:28
Congratulations on a really terrific catch. It looks wonderful! Wear it in the best of health! Joseph
12/01/2011 - 04:03
That's a beautiful piece. Can't wait to see some photos from you of this one.
12/01/2011 - 05:48
I know what it's like, wink I often have to stay up late to see how auctions in the U.S. and Europe go.  Even with EBay. You got a beauty!  BR, Dan
12/01/2011 - 11:20
The watch is really nice, and you seem to have got a really good deal (at least compared to the retail price of the current offering...) I like the fact that the weeks of the year are shown, you don't see that information very often. Well worth sacrificing a few hours of sleep!smiley I'm looking forward to the photos and have a better view of the guilloche dial... Cheers, Francois
Very cool
12/03/2011 - 03:37
in white gold wink.  Nice vintage references with the guilloche dial and name cartouche yes.  May you enjoy the best of times!