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Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

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Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post12 Jan 2018, 20:31

After a couple of weeks of research ive been able to find a registered Ventura dealer who has supplied me with probably the last available Alpha 1 LTD edition,complete with its regular " travel box" and its beautiful LTD edition piano black case.This hand made wood case has eight coats of hand applied black piano lacquer, chrome plated brass hinges, steel plaque and removable inner partition,removal tool and outer red/black outer box.
To find this full package with both original boxes is a pretty rare find.Im not sure,but i think this model was initially available in smaller numbers with the lacquered box but changed at some point to the regular Ventura box design. Its very special and im lucky to find it.
Possibly the most iconic of all Venturas models, i rate the Alpha 1 along with the FX,RX,PX Sparc models and the Delta and Sigma as design classics and the best offerings from this exclusive and rare Swiss manufacturer.
The alpha 1 needs no introduction and having had most Venturas at some time,this is,the one that ticks all my personal boxes. :-D The replacement Alpha 2 is ,well something of a disappointment.I did read somewhere that after Hannes wettstein the designer passed away,the design rights for the alpha (i presume for the delta,and kappa as well ) were removed and the production discontinued.
I very much doubt if its original design will ever be bettered, sometimes things cant be "improved" by second incarnations.
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post12 Jan 2018, 23:21

Still wearing my VTEC Alpha daily, have been since 2004
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post07 Feb 2018, 20:50

We all know how that Alpha 1 looks like, but I want to see that box! :)
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post08 Feb 2018, 21:03

stockae92 wrote:We all know how that Alpha 1 looks like, but I want to see that box! :)

Sorry for the delay,i will have pics up soon.
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post12 Feb 2018, 15:12

Sorry for the delay,heres a few photos.Comprising outer cardboard box,Ventura embossed outer lid with red box which is velvet lined.
Piano black polished wooded box with chrome plated brass hinges and engraved LTD edition plaque.Inner lift out has compartments for the instruction book strap replacement and bracelet link removal tool a Ventura embossed cleaning cloth and of course the watch.
One final word on this very special Alpha,the black case is more a semi gloss brushed slate grey,far more attractive than some other black ventura models.
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post12 Feb 2018, 15:15

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My thanks to Marc Lange in bringing this to the forum.
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post13 Feb 2018, 23:34

Thats a nice upscale box :)
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post14 Feb 2018, 00:43

A bit better than the cardboard box mine came in :-D
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post15 Feb 2018, 00:58

I love the color of the watch/box
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Re: Ventura vtec Alpha 1 LTD edition.

Post17 Feb 2018, 18:47

It is pretty fabulous.I think the Alpha benefits from the black durinox,giving it a sleek stealth appearance.Its more fitting.

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