Here are some serendipitous pictures of some amazing watches I was able to photograph and sometimes touch. I found them either at the VC booth (behind display cases) or on the wrists of some nice people that I met (some old friends, and other brand new friends)...thanks to everybody I met for making it a wonderful week of Horological Heaven.
The various VCs seen at the booth
This should be a model of JM Vacheron's watch. I can't imagine they would put this in one of the display windows on the outside wall of the booth
The second ARCA clock with Constant Force Escapement that I've seen in person
These particular MDA watches are under-appreciated and I think the reason is that really are much better in person than in pictures:
I don't like tourbillons exposed on the dial side unless it is in a skeletonized movement, but I will make an exception for this watch. Maybe it's my affinity toward grey dials that makes me more lenient, or maybe it is just this amazing movement that I'll take any way that I can get it!
This was on the wrist of a THC member, notice the special, red, 8?
This is my wife's watch from 1967, Christian Selmoni took an interest in it and even under bad lighting, he noticed the black varnish that was hand painted onto the hour markers. This is something he said that nobody does these days and he wanted Daisy to know. I was impressed at what this simple VC has and it just proves again my point that many of these elegant, simple-looking, VCs have many things going on them that you can find new things even after years of ownership!
Everbody here knows I'm a VC Fan(atic)...but let me set the record straight: I think there are beautiful and amazing watches made by other brands as well:
A lady with good taste
A sublte PP? look at the grey on grey name on this dial, now that talks to me!
Sarapeneva under room lights
and when exposed to UV light
Last, but most definitely not least. I had the opportunity to meet Peter Speake-Marin in front of the VC booth (as well as Kari Voultilainen). I had never met him before, but he was talking to other friends of mine. I was lucky to get him to take the two watches off of his wrists and take these photos.