Taking a step back what are your thoughts on VC novelties? Lack of

creativity with essentially different dial and metal combinations? Evolution more than evolution with the extra flat models or the EOT? etc...
I would like to be in the same feeling than when I saw for the
02/22/2010 - 19:23
first time the Mask first series. the 2010 is interesting but the Metiers d'art is less amazing. I prefered the new historique and it gave me the idea to try to get an old one
Highs & Lows
02/22/2010 - 19:23
As expected, VC did an outstanding job with their high-end pieces, following last year's successes.  At the other end of the spectrum, I'm disappointed with the 1968 Automatic.  A bit uninspiring IMHO, whereas for me the 1955 Ultra Fine was right-on. Perhaps I can inject a wish for next year's show?  Re-issue the new calibre 1120 (or perhaps a soon-to-be 1121) in a 222 "hommage" design with rubber and leather strap options as part of the Overseas family, with equivalent water resistance and anti-magnetism .  Yes, I would forego a display back.
if VC came out with a 42mm steel 222 I would be 1st in line to get one
02/23/2010 - 10:38
Would you compromise at 40mm?
02/23/2010 - 22:41
Consider us skinny-wristed types!  I'd also like it to be lighter than the OS, taking advantage of the ultra-flat movement to slim the case.  Titanium is a possibility considering its qualities.  Would give VC a chance to show their expertise with that difficult metal.
if its the only way to get one then OK for 40mm :-) (nt)
02/24/2010 - 11:02
Would a Mint, 100% complete 37mm trip your trigger? [nt]
02/28/2010 - 01:00
In general, I really liked this year's novelties.
02/23/2010 - 11:13
I can understand the view that this year was mostly evolutionary rather than revolutionary, though I consider the high-end complicated watches, particularly the newly designed minute repeater function, to be revolutioanary. Every company has limited resources and its more important to see what the results of those limited R&D funds can produce.  I would expect that some years it will be more evolutionary, other years more revolutionary. I like the evolutionary paths that were taken to create this year's novelties, which I think is more important than whether it was evol. vs. revol.  If the novelties this year did not appeal to me, then I would think this was not one of VC's better years. That being said, I expect to see some revolutionary things in the next couple of years, such as the in-house chronograph calibre and hopefully some great surprises. Keep it coming VC, keep it coming - it's the only way to forge ahead and lead the pack. BR, Dan
Evolution vs Revolution
02/24/2010 - 05:19
What is wrong with evolution, if it shows how well the orchestra works together? Nothing, at least for me. Not all the 2010 novelties are watches I like for myself, but that doesn´t matter. I couldn´t get them all anyway What counts more to me, is the shown consenting concept and the high-level of skills from the team. I expect to see some "revolutionary" things in the next couple of years, such as the in-house chronograph, but I don´t expect revolutions every single year. Too many brands try it and most of them fail if we not only listen to the marketing blabla ... Go ahead VC
Too true...
02/25/2010 - 18:07
For some manufactures, the urge to barf up something new leads to the most bizarre complications.  I just saw a video on the functioning of Chanel's new "retrograde" watch, where the minute hands bounces up and down for 40 minutes of the hour, while another sub-counter has to reveal the missing 20 minutes.  It makes me laugh just to think of it again .
Excellent and "only" good novelties this year
02/26/2010 - 17:26
-Imho The ultra thin are great ! This category is so let down by many manufactures. That's the best noveltie that Vacheron did this year. -The White Gold evolution of Patrimonys are lovely, and so is the tantalum version of QDI. -I am not so convinced by "les laques" on the photos, but it has to be seen in the flesh. For the future: A 222 would be a very nice novelty but imho it should stay at 37 or 38mm, at 42 it is more a "threat" for the overseas. What lacks in Vacheron, more than a 222 is a "sport chic" classical watch. As classy and sport watches, there are already the fantastic QDI and the Overseas. But they have both a special style. For example, the Rolex Daytona is a bit alone on her market, Patek has launched a very nice 5960 chronograph. This kind of piece are very appreciated imho, they can do everything. Something more sporty than the Patrimony Chronograph in white gold. There was the Thunderbird in Vacheron History, but I was more thinking of a chrono, with Piguet or Lemania. What do you think of such a watch?