Watches that never saw day light...

I have wondered for a long time how do the prototype watches look. How do the watches that where made and never saw a costumer look. I really hope Alex could share some photos of these watches.

I really hope Alex can share this piece of info with us.

By the way Radek and Me send greatings to all loungers from Thailand


here are some prototypes of
01/05/2009 - 18:03
dials which never saw the light if day. I'll see if I can share any watch designs which were abandoned along the way. And an Overseas design which never saw the day
The overseas looks great...
01/05/2009 - 18:34
I like the modern design it has and i think it would do great on the market. The Patrimony retrograde concept looks great and so does the Malte, although I see little diffrence in the watches that are now sold and these watches you have shared with us. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Do you have and crazy watch designs or concepts VC ever thought of? Janek
Several trays of goodies....
01/06/2009 - 17:21
reminds me of Christmas treats!  I love the last pic showing how a photograph of a cockpit was used to inspire a design.  As I recall from an earlier picture you posted, this would be on a large whiteboard with several other design inspirations and rough sketches.  It would make a great documentary to follow the process from beginning to end.  Thanks for the insights Alex
I saw a few of these unused dials on our last tour and to my
01/06/2009 - 00:36
amature eye, could not figure out exactly what did not work for V&C on those particular faces. Should be some interesting internal discussion on those left out of production. A quick pick for the Thailand travelers--just a little place I like up north--but you have to find it on your own, close to the border in the golden triangle! Hope you are having lots of fun in the sun. Best, Tim
Warm Greetings from Thailand
01/06/2009 - 05:17
Dear Janek, Radek and Tim: Thanks for the greetings. I'm glad you like Thailand. Did you try elephant jungle trekking and river rafting? It's quite a natural adventure you should try. Next time you want to break your icing wings, go down south to Phuket and various surrounding islands. Beautiful ocean and scenery as well as friendly people there.  Meanwhile, to keep your memory fresh about this country, here is the mercator with Thailand map. The watch and photo belong to my collector friend, and Alex previously posted this photo but I'll do it again anyway.  Let me finish by saying belated Happy New Year to all the Loungers-- May the New Year 2009 bring everyone here the best of health, joy and success. Cheers, Teetann 
Re: Warm Greetings from Thailand
01/06/2009 - 05:36
Hi, We are i the South of Thailand on Phuket Island. We tried out the elephant tracking it was great. The Island is beatiful, with all the relics and fauna and flora. It's really nice and my watch is enjoying itself.   Cheers, Janek
I think you got the elephant so tired, she had to take a nap! ;-)
01/07/2009 - 01:27

Elephants of Chiang Mai.

Best, Tim

Hi Teetann, thank you for good wishes and you are lucky to live
01/06/2009 - 05:43
in such a beautiful country and have such a beautiful watch! Happy New Year and best of luck, Tim