The VC Crown Affair

I realised recently that VC seems to have a number of different crowns. I would understand if there was a crown per collection, but it seems that within the Patrimony line I can count at least 3 different styles, and the same is true for other collections...

So, I was wondering, a) how come VC has so many different crowns and b) if not by collection, is VC's crown selection per model based on specific criteria?

(all images 'borrowed' from Paul Boutros)

The VC Crown Affair
each crown is designed to fit a specific model so there are
02/02/2012 - 11:31
many different crowns used by VC!
I still don't get it
02/02/2012 - 12:19
not that this is a big thing... but I just don't get the rationale of putting a different type of crown on 2 Patrimony Traditionelle models - doesn't it detract from the idea of having a more ccherent collection (same as lugs, case shape, etc)?
which ones in the scans are from the Patrimony Traditionnelle and
02/02/2012 - 12:24
which models?
Re: which ones in the scans are from the Patrimony Traditionnelle and
02/02/2012 - 15:10
OK, so the first one (from the top) is used for the Patrimony Traditionelle 2755 and 14 Days Tourbillon. The 3 picture from the top corresponds to the crown used for the Patrimony Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Chrono and Chrono models. The first one is also used in the Malte collection (it would seem the majority of them), and so is no2 (the new Malte 2012 releases) Much ado about nothing, as one Englishman once said...angel
the 1st one is a special design for the pieces with a tourbillon the
02/02/2012 - 17:20
others can vary a bit in terms of look of the Maltese Cross depending on when the crown was made (cahnge of suppliers etc...)