As everyone has already mentioned, VC has really done a great job this year. The les masques series are the stuff that watch collecting dreams are made of. One might think twice about wearing them, but they will definitely make anyone's collection richer. The skeleton perpetual is another beauty that I will probably lust for but never have.
The rose gold automatic and self-winding traditionelle look really good. I agree with you on the self-winding's date window though. Maybe a date window within a seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock (or even 3 o'clock) could have been another option (of course, any design will have its detractors).
I look forward to VC's other releases for this year. With the SIHH offerings as an opener, I am sure there are more interesting projects in the pipeline! Keep us posted!