Just reading the Watchtime interview with Mr. Torres and he said they will be introducing a pillow shaped movement this year. My mind just pictured a rectangle, but in the next line he said the will be introducing a rectangular movement in the future. So out went that picture.
Unfortunately the shape of the case doesn't always correspond to the shape of the movement. Many, but not all rectangular cases had round movements. I can't recall off hand any rectangular movements in vintage VC pieces but I will check at home tonight.
There were and are a few companies that did/do make non-round movements. The one that comes to mind immediately is Chopard in their LUC 4.96, a very nice movement, not quite as impressive as the 1.96 though.
The Lange Cabaret also has a lovely rectangular movement.
Perhaps that's the sort of thing VC is developing...could it be for a new tonneau or salterello type watch?
Only the Shadow knows!
(For those non-North-American...The Shadow was a radio show in the 1930's where the mysterious Shadow solved crimes and foiled evil-doers. The expression "Only the Shadow knows" became a popular expression which is still used today.)
If this explanation is redundant, just ignore it!
You are correct in saying that the shape of the case doesn't always correspond to the shape of the movement, and I do see how one could be incorporated into a salterello type watch.
As I understood it, though, JC Torres did say that he wanted to have a tonneau shaped movement for its tonneau case, a rectangular movement for a rectangular case, a round movement for its round case, ... So probably (and maybe this is just wishful thinking on my part!) there will also be a pillow case VC coming out soon...
As you say, Only the Shadow knows! (thanks for that one, I didn't know it but I think that it is quite cool)
does anyone knows abt pillow shaped movement
Typical design from art deco in 1920's and 30's.
Two examples borrowed from Antiquorum.