Please advice me to make a choice between two models:
Breguet Heritage Big Date 5480bb/12/996
Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau 42008/000g-9060
What would be your choice and why?
Interesting choices. It really depends on what you like, a watch with day/date complication (Malte) or a Big Date (Breguet)? Automatic (Malte) or Manual (Breguet)?
TheBreguet is more classical and the Malte is more contemporary.
Since you asked I'll give my opinion :
I'm not a fan of the Malte Tonneau Day/Date I find that it's eaither too much or not enough if you see what I mean so obviously I would go for the Breguet which looks more balanced.
However, if your choice was between the Malte Chrono in steel with grey dial and the Breguet I would have gone for the Malte!!
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make the watch recognizable as a Vacheron whereas the Heritage has all the Breguet elements but put together they just don't add up to being truly Breguet.
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go for the Malte if you want a classical tonneau rather than the Breguet I would go for the VC 1912
This is all personal taste, I'm afraid.
I have a Breguet tonneau chronograph, same case as the one pictured which I enjoy tremendously.
I find the Breguet tonneau proportions the most pleasing (personally). I've never been a fan of the VC1912 for a number of reasons, again all personal.
I also own a GP tonneau Perpertual which also has a beautiful tonneau shape and a VC tonneau tourbillion. The Malte case is exquisite as is the movement. I also have a Chopard (3.96) tonneau...beautiful dial and case but a little wider than the other three and not quite as esthetically pleasing, but quite lovely nevertheless.
I almost bought a Breguet Big Date, but preferred the Chrono at the time.
All have terrific movements, so it comes down to which you find attracts you the most. You can always buy both!