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Vacheron Constantin: Sadly not the same ...

Those Excellence Platine dials are made out of platinum that has some sort of frosting/texturing technique as far as I know. I've seen a couple of them in the flesh and they are among the best of the current VC line up. On this watch I understand that it is a standard brass dial which is covered by
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By: Tim W
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Vacheron Constantin: This one can't have been worn more than a handful of times since its purchase.

The former owner must have kept it very carefully in a dry environment. The dial is pristine, the gold-flecked speckles are just very hard to capture in a photo - when you move the watch they scintillate as they catch the light. The watchmaker at the VC boutique who examined it wanted to buy it off
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By: Tim W
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Vacheron Constantin: Thanks

Here's a shot of the movement. This one hasn't got a Geneva Seal, but my understanding is that VC were a bit erratic with applying it and it doesn't mean the finishing is any different. I'd like to get one of the platinum Master Ultra Thins, stunning movements and as you say essentially all part of
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By: Tim W
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Vacheron Constantin: Very fine choice

Looking very fine, tough and elegant at the same time. I wear the silver-dialled version as a daily watch so it looks far more weathered as a result! I wish they could get current standard overseas movement thinner and get the case size back to about 9mm.
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By: Tim W
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Vacheron Constantin: An iconic manual ultra-thin

My 6099 from 1958, Cal 1003 inside, and an interesting gold-flecked effect dial. It's hard to photograph the way it sparkles in the light. The VC boutique watchmaker confirmed the case is unpolished. This is the case shape that inspired the Historiques Ultra-Fine 1955 reissue, but there is more defi
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By: Tim W
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Vacheron Constantin: One of not many?

Acquired at auction earlier this year, white gold, 1121 movement, linen dial and a hand-beaten case from 1972. It has its proper case and movement all checked with VC - but the case shape number stamped inside is for a different tonneau (2020Q). I'm wondering if I've got a one-off bespoke piece, the
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By: Tim W
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