On the wrist, the Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph watch looks especially good – even if you aren’t traditionally a fan of cushion-shaped watches. The 42mm wide case wears nice and big with its 52mm lug-to-lug length. Of course, other Harmony collection models are available in slightly smaller sizes than the Vacheron Constantin Harmony Ultra-Thin Grande Complication Chronograph. I wouldn’t call it a “casual” watch per say, but it does have a sportiness and boldness on the wrist that takes it out of the purely dress watch territory. The Harmony might benefit from a better name, but it is a surprisingly impressive new collection that I think has the ability to bring those people not typically into Vacheron Constantin into the brand.
Given my appreciation of Ernie's work as well as the spirited and intelligent community voice on Watchuseek.com, I was of course slightly concerned to hear that Ernie sold the site and would be transferring not only the ownership but also the management of Watchuseek to a new party, and a corporate party on top of that. VerticalScope is a company that I was not previously familiar with, so I wanted to get on the phone with them to hear about who they were, and what their plans for Watchuseek.com would be. It turned out that VerticalScope is based in Canada, and has under its umbrella about 1,200 niche enthusiast forums that cover all types of verticals, including watches. Other smaller forums like WatchFreeks.com & WatchTalkForums.info were apparently already owned by VerticalScope. Formerly independent, I didn't even realize that those other properties had been sold. Now, the big boy on the block Watchuseek.com would be under the control of VerticalScope.