Boxed, Gimbaled, Ship's Marine Chronometer

I am interested in any information concerning Vacheron Constantine production of subject instruments whoes primary purpose is for ship navigation. I believe one of these instruments, SN:368728, may be in the Vacheron Constantine Museum. Thanks, Binbashi

this article found in the Recommended Threads section may shed some
07/21/2007 - 22:38
Re: this article found in the Recommended Threads section may shed some
07/22/2007 - 21:57

I found the article an interesting discussion of the deck watch. However, I am interested in finding information on Vacheron Constantine marine chronometers commonly referred to has ship's clocks. These instruments were normally maintained by the ship's navigator and used to time sextant observations for position fixing prior to the advent of electronic nav systems. Thanks,binbashi.

I'll check this with the patrimony department however I'm not sure
07/22/2007 - 22:13

much info is available as VC marine chronometers are extremely rare and few, VC having little connection to marine travels.

Is there any specific information you are looking for or just wanted a history of VC's Marine Chronometers?

Re: I'll check this with the patrimony department however I'm not sure
07/23/2007 - 06:48

Alex, thanks for the response. I have marine chronometer, SN:368849, and have been unable to find any information concerning it except for the possible production year of1928 and that a similar instrument, SN:368728,  may exist in the Vacheron Constantine museum. So any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, binbashi.

can you provide more info on your chronometer? Do you
07/23/2007 - 16:02

have a movement n°? Any other number or inscription which could help identify it?

Since these marine chronometers are so rare it would be great to see a scan if you have one

Re: can you provide more info on your chronometer? Do you
07/24/2007 - 03:23

The silver dial is signed VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GENEVE 368849 with Roman hour chapters and a 56 hour up-down indicator chapter. The brass gimbal is marked 8849. The timepiece diameter is 112mm and the movement is marked 368849. The movement is fully jeweled with rubies and sapphires-mostly sapphires with the balance end stone being diamond. The Vacheron Constantin seal is stamped on the pillar plate and all major parts are either stamped with the Vacheron Constantin name or with 8849. The three-tier mahogany box with ebony inlay is 185mm wide with a central ivory plaque which is inscribed 368849 VACHERON CONSTANTIN. An instrument,SN:368728, which may be similar was sold by Sotheby in Geneva in November 1992, Lot 45, to Vacheron Constantin for the museum. I do not know how to send scans at this time,but if necessary could find a way.

very easy to upload photos, just click on the
07/24/2007 - 12:02

+ icon (a yellow plus in a blue square) and follow instructions

you can also send me the photos since they are needed to provide
07/25/2007 - 13:09

more info

thanks

Re: you can also send me the photos since they are needed to provide
07/25/2007 - 21:46

I have attempted to send images, but I am unable to follow instruction concerning image URL. I do not know what it is. I am not computer literate. I do have images in "my pictures" file ready to transmit. Can you help. Thanks for your indulgence. binbashi.

some instructions
07/26/2007 - 12:46

click on the link to find out how to upload photos

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=2274&id=2281

if not just email me your photos

Re: some instructions
07/27/2007 - 09:41

I finally got an email off with pictures attached. Sorry for the delay. I hope they are sufficient. Two interesting items of note are that the winding key is also marked with 8849 and on the reverse of the ivory plaque is the name of Riggs written in pencil. Thanks for any information. binbashi.

Re: Re: some instructions
07/27/2007 - 19:14

Alex, please post photos for me. Thanks, binbashi.