It´s a really long and amazing story.
My grand grand father from my mother side, was about the first Italian who arrived and stayed in Centralamerica, and he used to be the son in love, of the King of Prusia and Emperor of Germany GUILLERMO I; because the Kaiser used to spent holidays in PORTOFINO, Northern Riviera, Italy. This watch has been kept in my family for over 160 years!!!
And I beleived it´s origin goes back to 1820, I would say was about one of the first pocket watches from VACHERON AND CONSTANTIN, and you can actually see it comes from Souvereings because around the edge you will see it is full of crowns.
Tell me if you have ever meet a high end collector??
he started back in 1755, however that's an amazing story thanks for sharing
I never said first watch to be made made by VACHERON, since I know the history, but I meant first pocket watch made as VACHERON & CONSTANTIN:
In 1819 F. Constantin joins the Company in sales; in 1825 the company produces the first jumping hour pocket watch!
So I have not find any other pocket watch earlier than mine as VC itself.
YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL CROWNS AROUND THE EDGES AT THE FRONT.
BESIDES I CAN ASSURE YOU IT ONCE BELONGED TO GULLERMO I, KING OF PRUSIA AND FIRST EMPEROR OF GERMANY.
stunning as is the engraving on the cock! Lucky you