An iconic manual ultra-thin

Sep 08, 2021,06:12 AM

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 definition in the attachment of the lugs than in the re-issue,  which adopted a more fluid transition to the case with lugs that extend to the depth of the case.  Notice the case sides in the original are brushed to distinguish it from the bezel side and lugs.  Which do you prefer?

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A tremendous piece!

 By: patrick_y : September 8th, 2021-06:15
As an owner of two Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thins, both with a similar movement (your VC has much finer finishing and bar springs instead of standard springs) as the one in your VC. These are great watches and treasures to behold!
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 By: Tim W : September 8th, 2021-07:33
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 move...  
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 By: patrick_y : September 9th, 2021-16:52
Hmm. I'm surprised about the lack of Geneva Seal. Maybe earlier in those days they didn't have these ultra thin movements stamped with the seal. I really don't know. Regardless, it's a beautiful piece!
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Beautiful watch!

 By: J K : September 8th, 2021-06:40
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Vary elegant indeed!

 By: lm6 : September 8th, 2021-08:18
Thank's for posting it!
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Big congrats on an iconic ultra-thin VC and welcome to the WPS family ;-)

 By: Mike H : September 8th, 2021-09:58
I absolutely love both the original historic piece that you have and the re edition. I usually prefer the original vintage versions but I have to admit that in this specific case both appeal to me equally I was lucky to see the platinum re edition some ye... 
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This one can't have been worn more than a handful of times since its purchase.

 By: Tim W : September 8th, 2021-19:39
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 b... 
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No surprise the VC boutique wanted to buy. :-)

 By: kjkt3 : September 9th, 2021-00:56
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A stunning piece - huge congratulations!

 By: mrds : September 13th, 2021-16:02
Is the dial texture and sparkle similar to what VC do with their modern Excellence Platine line? Enjoy this beauty often! Daniel
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Sadly not the same ...

 By: Tim W : September 14th, 2021-11:27
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 ... 
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Thanks for your descriptions of the dial and the differences to the EP versions

 By: mrds : September 19th, 2021-22:21
Even if it’s not a platinum dial, it’s still a very alluring dial on your beauty!
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