What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

Taken into consideration 2012 novelties has anything changed in your horology dream world? Please share your desires.

Here are mine in the order of the most wanted to the least desired (still any of them would make me very happy):

1. VC Overseas Perpetual Calendar Chrono (either model: US for its uniqueness or any other boutique for its grey dial with yellow chrono hands)
What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?


What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

2. Panerai PAM 399  Radiomir 1940 - a historic model in a limited edition of 100 pcs with a Minerva claiber for its clean design and historical appeal
What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

3. VC QdI Annual Calendar - grey dial a must, I would consider a combination of metals RG and Titanium for the case, for its being the first VC annual calendar
What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

4. Panerai PAM 449 Radiomir SLC for its special dot dial and inhouse caliber - limited edition of 750 pcs
What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

5. New AP Diver - I would gladly swap my original AP Diver to its new sibling with yellow dial accents and a forged carbon case
What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?

What do you guys think?



02/23/2012 - 22:57
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02/21/2012 - 16:01
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02/24/2012 - 15:50
I like the grey dial PC with mustard hands better than the NYC version
02/20/2012 - 15:08
But as you said, I wouldn't say no to any of them! #1 on my wishlist is still a vintage VC minute repeater pocket watch.  I know I'll have to be patient for the right one to come along. In the interim...I just made my first acquisition of the year.  It sort of fits a sub-theme in my collecting objectives - representatives of the best watches from around the world - America, Asia, and Europe. We all know my choice for Europe's best wink  (don't know if the bug will make we want to break it down by country, say outsides of Switzerland?) I have a very small collection of American Railroad PWs and a Hamilton Model 22 Deck Watch to satisfy the Americas. My newest watch is this Grand Seiko 4520-8000.  It is from the later 1960s and has one of the best manual movements Seiko has ever made, 4520A. These are the seller's pictures.  I just made this acquisition yesterday, online.  So I won't have it in my hands for few more months, when I get back to the U.S. Best Regards, Dan
+2 Dan...
02/23/2012 - 22:57
but I'd even taken a V&C minute repeater for the wrist indecision
my wish list (taking account real life)
02/20/2012 - 15:44
which excludes tourbillons and repeaters crying In no particular order1) Patrimony Traditionnelle Worldtime Because its the only of its kind and looks really goodVacheron Constantin WorldTime2) Patrimony Contemporaine Perpetual Calendar I love the Patrimony Contemporaine case and am considering a perpetual calendar, this one is really legible and and the new cal 1120 is a killer3) Overseas Perpetual calendar Chrono I like the extra thickness of the case due to the different complications, I like sporty watches with complications and I just love the combo between the mustard hands and the grey dial4) Parmigiani Perpetual Calendar As I said,  would love to have a perpetual calendar and I love this modern interpèretation with an open dial a la Quai de l'Ile5) MB&F Legacy Machine 1 Just because it is extremely cool and the Max has managed to create an extremely modern classical watch6) Laurent Ferrier Micro Rotor Classical without being boring with a sublime movement using a silicon escapement7) Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Because after 40 years it still looks good and I still regret having sold mine
You know what
02/20/2012 - 23:01
.. I think I am all washed out for the time being... I can't seem to get too excited about much right now. I like all the watches you guys have shown. The perpetual with mustard hands being the one that shouts loudest 'buy me... Buy me now!' You know what i might do. I might sit on my hands ....and enjoy what I have for a while. Or, on the other hand go absolutely f'@/-n& crazy and blow the lot for a single piece. Probably somewhere in the middle. G
Re: What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?
02/20/2012 - 23:07
1- this or that credit: Antiquorum 2 Quai de l'ile palladium, but more on the dreamlist than on the wishlist for the moment. credit: Alain2701 3 Ro the salmon jubille or the last version of 15202. credit: orangedial And still thinking of the t-Bird by Vacheron 6782 (or the Rolex one) and dreaming of the mindcrushing De Béthune DBSor the Perpetual skeleton Royal Oak or some vintage Patek etc etc... But thinking of novelties, except the last Royal Oak 15202 or the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 nothing really shook me.
Super vintage calendars
02/23/2012 - 23:12
BTW, you might wish to check Ref 4240 and 4241 re your earlier questions...
A wishing for wish list
02/21/2012 - 02:38
Hi there, am new to commenting here but I have been enjoying the commentary and information on this forum for some time now. As this is a topic that is titled wish list, I must admit SIHH left much to wish for (or crave wink). My wishlist is in reality a wish for list. So here goes: 1. On my wishlist for sometime has been Vacheron using the moonphase of the 47292 on something that does not have a manual-wind perpetual calendar (maybe a self-winding annual/perpetual maybe?). I can only dream of a Patrimony Traditionelle WG/Pt triple calendar with the 3d moon! I guess what I really dread is the idea of forgetting to wind a perpetual and sending it in -knowing myself it will happen a lot since I already forget to wind my existing manual-winds.  2. Although not a 2012 entry, but since Alex brought it up I figured its fair game. The Patriony World Time is definately on the list. However with one variation: WG/Pt case. I'm one of those odd ones that has never warmed to YG or PG (not a single one in the collection). Admittedly, the colours might not come together well (esp with the pale light blue of the map), but here's to such a version in the near future. 3. And a clear 2012 entry, the datograph up/down. It has all the changes I have been hoping for, but there is one last thing that needs changing: the luminous hands. I never liked them. Solid hands would make me super super happy. And now back to reality. Two watches on the current target list: 1. The Ferrier Galet Micro-rotor. I am definately with Alex on this one. It is absolutely gorgeous with the WG and Slate-grey dial. I am an absolute sucker for this classic look. Here is an image from the website: 2. Finally, something playful: a Ballouard Upside/Down. Here's a picture from the website: With Baselworld around the corner, who knows what might come-up!  Best, W
You have some FABULOUS taste WK
02/21/2012 - 05:58
I love the L. Ferrier tourbillons...so smooth and elegant! The Ballourd is a fascinating and fun design. Then there are the VCs, heart Welcome to the Lounge! Best Regards, Dan
yeay another indie lover on the Lounge :-) speaking of Ballouard I
02/21/2012 - 10:19
really like his new half time
Speaking of indies...
02/23/2012 - 23:14
Alex, have you heard anything of Rene Addor lately?
my understanding is that René Addor just participated in the
02/24/2012 - 11:32
Chronometry competition for fun but with no plans of actually making watches
OK, thanks Alex
02/25/2012 - 00:40
Imagine what he could do if he worked at it!
another independent I have been longing for for 10 years
02/24/2012 - 16:16
the Vianney Halter Antiqua
I'll play...
02/21/2012 - 09:00
I will include both realistic as well as unrealistic choices, after all, it's meant to be fun smiley (but sorry, no pics) 1. Hublot King Power Ferrari/red ceramic (not yet unveilled but the thought of it really excites me)  2. VC Patrimony perpetual calendar skeleton (unrealistic...for now) 3. VC Chronometer Royal or Mercator
the King Power Ferrari? You mean this....
02/21/2012 - 14:45
That's the teaser of the new model which will be released @ Basel
02/23/2012 - 10:18
But Biver mentioned there'll be a red ceramic watch that caught my attention. Excited to see both Alex. cheeky
Re: What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?
02/21/2012 - 15:11
Thanks Dan!  Alex, I l was actually looking at a video of the Half-time yesterday (below from youtube). It is absolutely stunning, understated, yet again it is playful. Ballouard's offerings are brilliant in my opinion (only two so far, but I imagine things are only going to get better). However, it may just be me, but the 4 o'clock indication is a bit odd (towards the end of the video) as he uses 'IIII' rather than 'IV' (and having veiwed this video a number of times it appears possible given the mechanism, since the two rotating discs used to indicate the time provide the time indication at the 6 and 12 o'clock).   

Best, W

I am with you, buddy!
02/21/2012 - 16:01
The US Boutique version of the Overseas Perpetual Chronograph is so stunning in person.  Photos do not do this one justice. I can totally see this one on your wrist. The new AP Diver is probably my favorite AP release this year.  I am not sure I would trade in my "regular" original version for it (no, I definitely would not), but I could see adding the new version to the collection...enlightened Best wishes for you making your dreams come true this year, Radek. respo
Hi Robert!
02/23/2012 - 14:53
For now it has to remain a wish list but hopefully sometime soon I will be able to make one or two wishes come truewink All the best buddy and hope you can snatch a VC or two this year as wellyes
My list is loooooooooong!
02/21/2012 - 16:21
At the top of my list is the Historiques Chronographe with the salmon dial (47101/47111).  Several Loungers have been tormenting me with this one, and so I blame the lot of you!  I cannot get this one out of my head, nor can I seem to get one on my wrist.  angry I am also really torn among the two Historiques Ultra-fines 1955 and 1968 (wouldn't they make a perfect PAIR?).  The Excellence Platine Patrimony Contemporaine still makes my heart skip a beat, and it is probably the one among those so far mentioned that would be the best choice for me right now.  I even know whose wrist off of which I must steal it.  wink The World Time, I fear, will remain a dream for me, although if VC releases it in a white metal, it might become an obsession.  I am in total agreement with you on this one, Alex. Well, those are the top-of-the list VCs for me, although the entire wish list is much longer, trust me.  surprise Beyond VC, it looks like I will be running up against cisco for a salmon dial Royal Oak Jubliee.  In fact, if I could land a couple of salmon in my boat, I could be satsified for a ltittle while, I think.cool Best, respo
wonder which of us will get that watch in your wish list ?
02/21/2012 - 16:44
this is my list so far for 2012:  1. VC american 1921  alex's scan 2. panerai pam 399 after the pam 372 i have just gotten, it rekindled my love for panerai . can't get enough of the vintage look etched " luminor panerai" , the lumes and  strap. i thought i am done with this brand until my friend showed me his pam 372 over CNY, i had to have one ! my pam 372 3. the AP RO skeleton pic adapted from puristspro.com
to be perfectly clear, Aaron...
02/21/2012 - 21:03
I wish you all the best in getting the 399 but I bet neither of us will be able to get it. Too scarce, I think... unless you have a very strong tie to one of the boutiques you will be looking at a possible flipper/grey market acquisition. Even at 20k EUR retail these pieces will sell like hot cakes... Paying a premium on the watch doesn't make sense though... Although I signed up for it at two different boutiques I do not believe in random luck...   Cheers!
no worries, there will always be another....
02/22/2012 - 17:21
a wish list after another ...is all WIS is about.wink
Spoken by a true WIS... ;-) (nt)
02/23/2012 - 14:53
Re: What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?
02/22/2012 - 04:53
Here's mine: A 4240 or 4240L in RG A Tribute to the Great Explorers (Magellan)....very unlikely that I'll ever get one of these. The price has soared astronomically and its not worth the 100-150% premium. A VC World Time...still thinking about this one. A " .........."  which I actually just purchased. Its not a Vacheron though. I will post pics soon but its a knock-out! May all your wishes magically come true (about watches, I mean LOL) Joseph
you tease!!!! what is it?????????????????
02/22/2012 - 10:14
Re: you tease!!!! what is it?????????????????
02/22/2012 - 16:06
Soon, Alex, soon....
aarrrgggggg how soon is "soon"? :-)
02/22/2012 - 16:33
Re: Re: you tease!!!! what is it?????????????????
02/23/2012 - 19:49
Hi Joseph...We discussed a particular piece a fews months ago. Is this that beautiful one? Regards, Miki
Joseph, so far you're responsible for 51 'question marks!'
02/23/2012 - 23:04
Joseph - You've obviously got something up your sleevewink You can't 'bottle-this-up' for much longer otherwise the blood-pressure goes up big time!! P-l-e-a-s-e   !  ! Best regards Tonyindecision
Re: Joseph, so far you're responsible for 51 'question marks!'
02/25/2012 - 05:09
Only 51????? (there's a few more LOL I'm readying the photos. I will have them up tomorrow (Saturday) Joseph
Something elegant and classy...
02/25/2012 - 00:42
if the watch matches the man yes
Re: What's on your wishlists, ladies and gentlemen?
02/22/2012 - 05:40
Thanks for the fun thread, Radek. Personally, I prefer the original AP diver over its carbon sibling, but that's just me.angel As for my wish list... 1. AP Jumbo (ref. 15202) in SS 2. VC World Time 3. VC Aronde 4. VC Contemporaine Perpetual Calendar 5. Panerai Submersible (or some other) 6. VC Tribute to Great Explorers 7. Cartier Santos Dumont Skeleton in WG etc... Best regards, Kazumidevil
A Modest Wish that Will Probably Come True
02/22/2012 - 14:34
I just sold my JLC Master Compressor Geographic with the intention of replacing it with this:
Always this one :)
02/24/2012 - 15:50
Picture courtesy of Francois. But unfortunately I was too slow when opportunity showed her face. But I'm still happy as I have a new baby I had been eyeing for quite a while which now sits perfectly on my wrist as I type this... smiley
what's up with all the secrecy. C'mon lets see the baby :-)
02/24/2012 - 16:57