W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

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

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

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

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

The second ARCA clock with Constant Force Escapement that I've seen in person

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

These particular MDA watches are under-appreciated and I think the reason is that really are much better in person than in pictures:

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

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!

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

 

This was on the wrist of a THC member, notice the special, red, 8?

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

 

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! heart

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

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:

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

 

 

A lady with good taste

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

A sublte PP?  look at the grey on grey name on this dial, now that talks to me!

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

Sarapeneva under room lights

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

and when exposed to UV light

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

 

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. 

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph

there's a lot of heavy metal in there ! thanks Dan
10/07/2015 - 13:26
Dan goes fishing and lands a few beauties...
10/09/2015 - 12:03

Dan, from what I've seen you were certainly in Horological Heaven heart...

Thank you again for your reports, reviews and comments from W&W.

Well done

Tony

Thank you Dan
10/10/2015 - 11:21

for sharing amazing photos...

Re: W&W2015, Other amazing watches I was able to see and photograph
10/13/2015 - 13:51

Very nice pictures of VCs & non VC watches too ! The Patek 5235 is one of my favourites as its a unique, modern and a very different looking Patek. I beleive its movement was specialy developed for this watch.