yesterday I have had the privilege to admire this fantastic caliber 1120/2 fitted on the ref. 43039, also known as "Les Historiques Poincon de Geneve"(BTW it was the WG); during an internet research, I've found, on a VC forum, that this particular reference was produced in very small numbers, 220 units in YG and 90 in WG, may I have a confirmation about that?
the skeletonised rotor is amazing and ewtremely rare on non skeleton watches!
Thank you, Alex
Looks like the same movement as in the Salterello. Not sure though.
I believe this version also introduced a bit of a backslide in 1120 movement construction with the deletion of the Gyromax balance for a cheaper non-adjustable balance or fine regulator. It seems to me to have been entirely illogical to place a fine and expensive skeleton rotor onto a piece with downgraded mechanicals?
Thank heavens that VC has rediscovered their destiny as ne plus ultra of horology.
VC did use the Gyromax under PP licence in certain older models but maybe in the 90s the competition between the two was too fierce for PP to grant the licence or VC to ask for it.
OK God Father: Where do we find one and how dearly will we pay? Thanx, Luca
Many thanx for the PM. It appears as though Luca needs a contract in the Far East.
I checked the retailer from which the scans must have come from (I think many are familiar with this Japanese retailer), their site says that 200 in YG were produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cal. 1120. Aside from the beautiful skeletonized rotor, it is supposed to have the Geneva Seal.
between 1996 and 1998 in WG and YG in 550 pieces.
I don't have the breakdown between yellow and white gold (I would think the WG is rarer). I don't have further indication that it was a limited edition piece made to celebrate the cal 1120 but it is possible that at the time it was marketed as such.
an applied roman hour markers on VC is it? Does anyone know the case diameter? I agree with Alex on the movement...stunning. Very elegant looking watch thanks for the pictures.