A fantastic overview! Now just to find an original early one is not easy...
May 29, 2021,09:07 AM
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Best of The Hour Lounge: Vacheron & Constantin Tonneau Wrist Watches
By: Tick Talk : May 28th, 2021-21:12
Inspired by the Harmony watches of fellow Vachonistas and the piece unique American 1921 recently introduced, I've reached into the vault for this feature on shaped watches. But first, an explanation of model numbers. Image credit Vacheron Constantin unle...
Great post Dean +++++
By: patrickh : May 29th, 2021-06:15
I love the minimalist design of the ref 6589 produced in 1961. Do you have more details (size, 1001 movement) I also like the "cathedrale" hands ;-) All the Best, Patrick ...
By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-15:29
Thanks Patrick The 1001 is a very elegant movement with classic finger bridges, introduced in 1951. Based on the JLC 818 ebauche, it measures 9 lignes across with a height of 2.94mm. 18,000 vph and 17 or 18 jewels depending on variant. The one pictured he...
I was quite excited by the Ref 6984
By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-15:39
A clever design to accommodate the larger automatic movement while still looking like a classic dress watch. ...
This is a thread on tonneau shapes
By: Tick Talk : May 29th, 2021-16:40
there is no logical connection here, nor with Front Page as far as I can see. You have such a deep interest in this one piece, perhaps contact Alex directly?
Thank you for sharing.
By: teacher Sun : May 30th, 2021-02:50
This is a learning garden for vintage VC's enthusiasts. I find a variant of ref 6627 ...
Systems for measuring movement size and thickness
By: Tick Talk : May 30th, 2021-16:18
Great question but I can only give you a partial explanation of the movement descriptions for these shaped calibres. There were industry conventions to describe movement sizes and we are all familiar with the ligne of 2.256mm used to indicate the width of...