It is good to have an "official" source of vintage pieces aside from the auction houses. I can imagine that the case and servicing will come at a premium, but the peace of mind, knowing that you are getting the real thing in serviced condition from VC itself, should ease the pain.
It is just unfortunate, as Rei lamented, that such pieces will only be available at the Maison. It would be nice if the pieces could be viewed on-line and purchased through appointed VC outlets worldwide. I am just beginning to get a better appreciation of the vintage VC pieces and, for a newbie like myself, this could be the "safest" way to get one.
BTW, that vintage Toledo is really beautiful. I have it's WG re-edition on my wrist right now, but for all its beauty, the vintage piece still has a charm that can't be beat. Thanks for posting it Alex.