click to hear the repeater:
I know several people who were very interested in the piece, but someone expert in these things raised some very interesting concerns about the originality of the piece - it was pointed out that the dial and bezel don't seem to be something VC would allow to leave from their factory (bezel doesn't cover enough area of the dial, leaving too much open area outside the railroad tracks); the lugs don't appear symmetric (but wear and refinishing over time could easily account for this); and the unusual aging pattern of the dial and sub-dials (though that could be explained by the lacquer enamel finish of the main dial)
I know you have ready access to the VC archives, Alex; any chance you can find some original archival pics of the piece as it left VC back in the day?
Anyway, a very beautiful and rare beauty, one that would be the pride of any VC collection.
Looks nice next to its "cousin" no? (remember that relative, Alex? )