1950 Catalog

Here are the offerings from Vacheron et Constantin for the year 1950.  Actually, these are the men's watches only blush, at the conclusion I will list all of the ladies reference numbers and anyone wishing a picture can just PM for it.  Enjoy!

1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog
1950 Catalog

Ladies Models

PLEASE, if anyone has similar period catalogs, do post them!  Use a descriptive title so we can easily search it out later too yes
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Re: 1950 Catalog
11/23/2011 - 04:18
that is so nice to see too bad u dont have a price list
1967 Price List
11/23/2011 - 17:23
Sorry I don't have the price list for this 1950 catalog.  Here is one from 1967 which still may surprise surprise
Look at those lugs! You had to include that
11/23/2011 - 04:29
beautiful world time pocket watch too. Those were the days my friend, those were the days--now just get out and find one. Thanks for the look back. Best, Tim
+1, the lugs seems to be an obsession at that time (nt)
11/23/2011 - 13:27
off in recommended threads this goes!
11/23/2011 - 10:16
Surprising numbers!
11/29/2011 - 16:28

I believe this catalog is only a partial listing of references available for 1950, perhaps just those newly released.  I got the chance to see a complete dealer's catalog for this same year and was very surprised to count 95 men's and 31 ladies models!!  Jumping forward, from the 1967 price list I count 97 unique men's references and 45 women's models. 

So many case designs to choose from
11/23/2011 - 10:44
It is interesting to see how VC had "something for everyone" in the form of the myriad case variations to the same functions/calibers.   I think VC offers a wider range of calibers/functions nowadays but each one is usally offered in just two or three case variations. Thanks for the historical info.  Old news but refreshing! Kazumidevil
11/23/2011 - 16:16
Fascinating that you have to go all the way to the last page of wristwatches to get to any compications beyond a second hand.  Much more focus on the case style and yes, those fabulous lugs.  Shows how much the market has changed.
Interesting dial designs too
11/23/2011 - 17:31
The Maltese Cross was featured sparingly on dials; Ref. 4126 with simple teardrop lugs, an XXL Ref. 4539 that also has guilloche, and an early automatic Ref. 4466 which has the Maltese Cross for hour markers at 12/3/6/9 heart
Extremely nice and interesting
11/23/2011 - 20:21
Thank you.
To all: How many do you own from this catalogue ?
11/23/2011 - 20:48
c'mon Berny let's see some scans
11/23/2011 - 21:18
None.... But to add
11/23/2011 - 23:59
A Chrono from in there would make me happy... G
Gone but not forgotten...
11/24/2011 - 02:55
Dean how could you? That's my dream combo!
11/24/2011 - 10:09
Another one now gone...
11/24/2011 - 21:08
is this Ref. 4536, which is the only piece I really do miss.  Que sera broken heart
I have this one, from page 9
11/24/2011 - 02:31
It's a ref 4310 made in 1953, with a cal 466/3B inside.  The dial is different from the catalog but that is not surprising.  In that era, VC made only 24 pieces of any one watch (with the same combination of dial, hands and case) before making a change - usually to the dial.  "Limited" editions were quite standard back then, wink
Very nice!
11/24/2011 - 02:56
Looks like a piepan dial?
Correct!, it slopes downwards at the outer edge
11/24/2011 - 09:48
of the dial. This watch is 34mm in diameter, and is actually Daisy's watch.  Her first VC, but I don't think her last.  surpriseangel
love the dial!
11/24/2011 - 10:09
past and present
11/24/2011 - 10:25
the ones I had from the catalogue but are now goneVacheron Constantin tear drop lugsVacheron Constantin That I have kept
LOL, you have a chrono addiction!
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They are all gorgeous heart

A cousin of yours - ref 4073
11/24/2011 - 18:28
The real thing looks sooooo much better
11/24/2011 - 19:03
than a catalog picture yes
Another one from the group - ref 4570
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Re: Another one from the group - ref 4570
07/24/2013 - 18:16
Good afternoon all, i joined this forum and have already read so many interesting about these beautifull watches, thank you for all this information. As i am looking to buy my first gold dress watch, i discovered vintage watches made by Vacheron Constantin, and they are great, and i have already seen many pictures here, to many to choose from. This model 4570 is for me the nicest and in my budget i hope. I have read it`s possible to check with you if the numbers are matching the model and year. It is a model 4570 in rose gold, from the year 1950, case number 315358 movement number 487519. It looks exactly like the picture shown in your forum thread http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=63655&id=63711 and i love its simple elegance and colour. The seller also shows a copy of an extract, but before flying to Paris i was hoping to double check with you. Thank you kindly for your time. Roald
Interesting to note...
11/24/2011 - 20:11
Interesting to note what a high percentage of the round watcheas featured ornate lugs. I believe that this was more typical of V&C than either PP or AP during the same period. While such lugs are not really to my taste, I do give credit to V&C for having been more willing to offer creative case designs than their more conservative competitors. Cheers, Tony C.
Fantastic reference material, Dean. I especialy like...
11/25/2011 - 13:32
the ref. 4072. Interesting to note that all of the triple calendars had an engraved moonphase disc we all so adore - beautifulyes 
Re: Fantastic reference material, Dean. I especialy like...
11/28/2011 - 14:23
Hey Radek, are you sure that they the moonphases are engraved? From memory, the old VC calendar watches (the ones with red font for day and month) did not have an engraved moonphase...
11/26/2011 - 00:21
This is what VC needs the most, be more recognized in vintage and that needs some organisation and documentation. Great post Dean, thank you ! Francois
Thanks Dean for the nice trip back in time
11/28/2011 - 14:20

The one that caught my eye is the 4418 - simple and elegant, with the lugs adding a nice tough of flair... Cheers, Francois

Here is a close-up then...
11/29/2011 - 05:45
Merci Dean :-) (nt)
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Re: 1950 Catalog
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I own 4423 but with the dial in roman type markers