Another reason to join The Hour Club

This week a new History section was unveiled in the Hour Club, which will present a serialized rendition of "The Saga of Vacheron Constantin".  The first chapter covers from 1755 to 1814. 

Some may already be familiar with this material as presented in The Art of Vacheron Constantin auction catalog.  Actually, that narrative itself was based upon the earlier research and writings of Charles Constantin, as privately published in 1928.  Then, the Manufacture's history began in 1785 as established by the oldest known company records.

That is, of course, until this document was found in the Geneva City archives, which re-set the beginning to 1755.

Another reason to join The Hour Club

Charles Constantin concluded his Annales de la Maison d'Horlogerie Vacheron & Constantin at the year 1914.  That year coincided with his graduation from the Ècole d’Horlogerie in Geneva and the beginning of a series of extended business trips abroad.

However, that was not the end of the story; literally or figuratively!  Charles returned to his typewriter a scant 10 years before his death to write a concluding chapter accounting for the period up to the merger with Jaeger-LeCoultre.  But we'll talk more about that at SIHH angel

Another reason to join The Hour Club
and many more surprises to come :-)
12/17/2012 - 11:25
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That book, Dean....
12/17/2012 - 15:50
...did you photograph it at the Geneva Library? 
Re: That book, Dean....
12/19/2012 - 17:08
Yes indeed, the book is in the Geneva Library