“Fleurisanne” design and VC ?

The 260th Anniversary has presented a new special engraving design, named “Fleurisanne”.

Historically, J-M VACHERON should have previously chosen this special design for his first pocket watches and then, I suppose that was one reason for VC to re-introduce this design into the 260th Anniversary collection.

Alexandre, if available, could you please post photos of J-M VACHERON’s 1755 pocket watch(es) and possibly some other vintage watches (pocket or wrist models) with this “Fleurisanne” engraving design.

After having seen again some pieces of the new collection in the Parisian VC Boutique, (a Warm thanks to the Team) I was very impressed by the Quality of the engraving with so much relief on each part. It should require a very highly cautious attention to not break the rigidity of mechanism.

As this design is not usually offered in current collections, it should mean that VC engravers had to train them for a long time to perform so artistically in these new collection models.

Please, could you share more information about the process followed (few years of practice???). 

How is chosen the place for each "fleur" (flower)? By the Designer according to technical constraints?



Not exactly what you are looking for, but...
04/13/2015 - 19:26

check this out.


Some of the pictures here have the pattern.  i would love the other information you asked for too.

Ooooh... how timely
04/13/2015 - 20:53

This picture also appears in the April issue of International Watch - a quarter repeater from the early 1800's.

Ooooh... how timely

Re: Ooooh... how timely
04/14/2015 - 21:34

My great grandfather had a Vacheron - made before Constantin became his partner. My great grandfather was rather wealthy but, when he came to Canada, he discovered that the lawyer to whom he'd sent his money had absconded with the funds and he had to sell many of the items he had with him, among other things, his beloved Vacheron.

That's one of the reasons I bought a VC.

Just as an aside: my grandfather told me he would help me pay tuition at university and that I could study anything but law. 


Thanks Jamie for this photo
04/14/2015 - 23:00

I appreciate a lot to discover it. 

A real piece of Art and fully justify the choice of decoration on the 260th Anniversary models.



to add to Jamie's photo
04/14/2015 - 09:37

Liger to answer your question on the training of the engravers, they first need to learn engraving which is about 4 years then learn to engrave watch movements. There is no specific apprenticeship period as it will depend on the engraver's talent and dexterity.


There is no specific training for each new decor.  However, when a new pattern is created each engraver will try out on some test pieces first to test his/her method and better understand the complexities.

The placing of the motifs is purely aethetical and decided upon between the designer and the engraver at the very start of the project.


Thanks Alex
04/14/2015 - 23:01

for your full explanation of the internal process.

Huge congratulations to your engravers' team.

Best regards,