Alex, I'd appreciate if you could raise the issue of VC's support for the vintage watch market:
Does VC have an official position regarding the place of vintage pieces in relation to the company's history? This may also tie into earlier questions about a return to the "&" and the reintroduction of the cal. 1003 and 1120 (BTW, please pass on my heartfelt congratulations for achieving this wonderful reincarnation).
Do they consider supporting a vigorous and ethical trade in vintage V&C as also supporting the brand's image and thereby future sales?
To that end, will there be a change to the pricing strategy for Certificates of Authenticity? Rumours have circulated for years that the price would come down.
Also, I'm curious about recent increases in the cost of vintage watch service which seems to have jumped some 30% over similar work last year. This seems counter-intuitive when inflation is at record lows!