Triple date moonphase questions...

Hello -

I'm new to THL and am here for some expert advice...

I've been looking for a pre-owned VC triple date moonphase for some time and have been torn between the 37150 (manual) and 47050 (automatic). I have a few questions, and would be immensely grateful for your thoughts:

1. I presume that the 37150 (which houses an 1150 calibre with sub seconds at 6) has non-hacking seconds. Is that correct?

2. I've read that only 400 examples of the 37150 were made, all in YG. Any idea if this is true? And the years of production?

3. Was the 47050 only made in YG and PL, or also in RG?

4. Any idea how many 47050s were made? And when?

5. I've found two variants of the 47050: one with a plain dial and '12' at 12 o'clock above a small Maltese cross; the other with a textured dial and no '12', just a Maltese cross in its place. See images below. Any idea about the relative value/scarcity of the two?

6. And finally, a more subjective question: but given the choice, which would you buy: a 37150 or a 47050, and why? I'm buying for a lifetime of reasonably frequent wear and not particularly as an investment.

I'd really appreciate any help you can give me. There isn't a huge amount of information out there!

Re: Triple date moonphase questions...
07/08/2016 - 12:55

Welcome to the Lounge, good to have you and great watches you are considering. VC doesn't provide production numbers for non limited editions but both date from the early 1990s. But to answer some of your questions these references were made in both YG and Platinum but AFAIK none in pink gold.

As for which one is more desirable that's a touhjt question. I love manual wind watches because I like the interaction with my watch but for ease of use I would probably go automatic for a triple date.

 

Re: Triple date moonphase questions...
07/08/2016 - 13:14

Hi Alex -

Thanks so much for your helpful response - much appreciated.

If I find what I'm looking for, I'll post some photos!

looking forward
07/08/2016 - 14:46

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Hello Giler, welcome to THL!
07/10/2016 - 08:37

I would like to make things diificult and choose the manual wind version because I like the seconds hand.

Good luck in your search!

Best Regards, Dan

Re: Triple date moonphase questions...
07/12/2016 - 11:19

The only point that I would add to the posts above is that I have seen a couple of 47050s for sale in Pink Gold.

The Guilloche dial on the 47050 is very nice although I must confess that I prefer the vintage triple date moonphases (4240/4241) over either of these modern incarnations.