1985 Vacheron Constantin Quartz with Royal Jordanian Crown

Hello All,

I am new to this forum and have recently purchased a 1985 Vacheron Constantin Quartz watch with a Royal Jordanian Crown on the dial in place of the Vacheron cross. I have an extract from the Vacheron archives that states the watch is from 1985 and also an email from Vacheron that confirms the client (presumably the Jordanian government) requested this change on the dial.

I appreciate that a quartz watch is probably not someting that fellow members would be overly interested in but I am keen to know if anyone else has come across a Vacheron watch, be it quartz or manual, that has a Royal Jordanian Crown on the face.

If anyone can shed any more light on this, I would be grateful.

Chris

 

   

something not inhabitual in the 1940s-1990s when VC like many other watch brands was
04/20/2015 - 13:44

creating watches on special order for the different Kingdoms of the Gulf. I have seen quite a few with the Saudi coat of arms but not Jordan

Re: something not inhabitual in the 1940s-1990s when VC like many other watch brands was
04/20/2015 - 15:57

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your helpful response. Similarly, I was not aware of Vacheron being associated with The Jordanian government in this way as most of the watches with the Royal Jordanian crown are Omega or Longines.

Regards

Chris 

It doesn't really have to do with being associated with a government or monarchy but rather
04/20/2015 - 16:42

who ordered these (agent? retailer? someone from the palace?9 as these watches were mostly given as gifts

Re: It doesn't really have to do with being associated with a government or monarchy but rather
04/21/2015 - 06:18

I am sure you are right. I have been advised that Government departments injn the Middle East at the time often procured watches to give as gifts in the armed services etc. - my sense is that there was probably no connection back to the ruling monarchy at the time. However, I am yet to see any other Vacheron Constantin watch wityh a similar marking which does strike me as being somewhat unusual.

Regards

 

Chris