Dear Hour Lounge members,
As a newcomer, I wanted to ask whether any of you have experience on the kind of dial damage (hopefully) seen on a 1970s Vacheron in the attached picture. The dial is not flat as it should, but the center part is bulging out like a "pan-pie". A specialist watchmaker to whom I showed the watch stated that this is due to an impact (e.g., watch dropped on the floor) whereby the dial is suddenly pressed against the movement. Due to the thinness of the movement, there's apparently no shock protection in this watch, making it vulnerable to these kinds of accidents (well, no watch likes being dropped)? I guess that a change of the dial at the factory would be the only way to remediate this?