Xmas Eve Delivery

I'm home recovering from having my gallbladder out - happy to be out of the hopsital - the UPS guy in the brown truck shows up at 4:30 pm with a package for me...my new (old) Vacheron with a cool guilloche dial...this watch is massive at 38mm...guess I'll have to build my strength up again before I can wear it without falling over!

Happy Holidays...and best wishes for a healthy 2009

(after breaking my ankle and having ankle surgery in July and now my gallbladder out in December...health is a priority in the new year!).


Xmas Eve Delivery
absolutely gorgeous! Health is the most important and get well soon
12/25/2008 - 20:04
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12/25/2008 - 21:11
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Congratulations on this beautiful watch. Rest and enjoy the holiday. Best wishes, Matt
Really nice Xmas gift, Dirik!
12/25/2008 - 22:54
Hope it makes you feel better and you will enjoy it in the best of health!
Congrats to one of the most beautiful dials :-)
12/25/2008 - 23:02
Look at page 255 in World of VC or page 318 Secrets of VC, nearly identical! Absolute amazing Ref. number? Year must be 1951 or 1952 ? Cheers Doc
Re: Congrats to one of the most beautiful dials :-)
12/26/2008 - 00:10
I just ordered a copy of the Secrets of Vacheron Constantin to check it out. I just got the watch from a high end dealer in the U.S. so I'm not sure what's under the hood - I'll have to ask them! All I can say is that the watch has been keeping dead on time over night...and is about as big as a sewer cap on my wrist (that's a good thing). Dirik Below is a bad picture of one of my other recent watches...a 14k Hamilton Captain Rice from 1931...only a few hundred made!  
lovely case and dial. Recovery will be sweeter with that babe on your
12/26/2008 - 00:18
And a wrist shot...
12/26/2008 - 05:53
Went to Christmas buffet at a local hilltop restaurant - the watch looked great by candlelight and with an accompaniment of chilled crab legs and beef burgenion (much better than a clear broth diet at the hospital)!
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12/26/2008 - 16:53

The dial on that is stunning!  I hope that it helps make your recovery time go by more quickly. Best regards, Dino

Beautiful dial!
12/26/2008 - 17:46
That is just outstanding, I love those old gilloche dials. I'll bet the movement is cal. 453, the sub seconds version of the full size 454.
Very nice watch
12/28/2008 - 11:40
Great choice : I wish you a happy new year and the best health ! Berny
Very Nice & Congratulation to your Santa Claus (nt)
12/31/2008 - 17:33