At times, size does make a difference, ;-)

I took a quick visit to the SH Maison and had the opportunity to put the original and Historiques 1968 next to each other.  I think it is due to the square case, but I believe bigger is better in this comparison.

At times, size does make a difference, ;-)
(Dean, although these are not my watches, please consider this my contribution to your "Hip to be Square" post, wink



This next watch, a ladies piece from 1929, has the smallest dial I have ever seen on a VC.  Although the movement can be covered by the top and bottom of the case, it still has to be tiny as well.
At times, size does make a difference, ;-)
I prefer the modern version, the original one seems to have an
11/13/2012 - 10:17
identity issue! its square but has tounded angles and flanks! And thank goodness the moden Historique did without the automatic on the dial!
agree with Velvet, good thing they got rid of the
11/13/2012 - 11:03
automatic on the dial! Love the 1929 piece yes
Agree with all, I like the new version much more
11/13/2012 - 11:41
At 36mm, the new one already is on the small side for me... the original would be too tiny for  me to wear Thanks Dan!
That is a dream photo you posted
11/13/2012 - 15:57
...for me anyway.  To see the Historiques Ultra-fine 1968 next to the ref. 7614 gets my heart racing.  I don't know if I have ever seen a side-by-side photo of the two references separated by more than 40 years.  Regarding the size, well, the modern version fits my wrist perfectly and that, in turn, causes some sleepless nights.  crying  Bigger yet thinner than the predecessor -- leave it to Vacheron to improve upon the original! I tell you, though, I would not mind having one of the originals, if I can find one in good condition some day.  It is beautiful. Damn! Another one to add to the list.  sad Thanks, Dan. Robert
Love the square theme, Dan :-) nt
11/13/2012 - 18:18
nt
Good thing you stopped by, Dan...
11/13/2012 - 22:44
The photographs are very nice and provide a good basis upon which to make a judgement. The pendulum swings in favour of the larger version. The 1929 ladies piece is attractive and so petite. Always pleased to see the results of your camera artistry. Best wishes Tony