The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

Another watch book? 

Definitely not!

The Calibre 2755 book is the first of a series dedicated to Vacheron Constantin's most exceptional movements and a project which I have been working on for some time.

The goal was to enter the minds and hearts of those who created this movement: engineers, designers and watchmakers and have an extremely emotional approach both in the text and photos. 

Its not a watch book but a book on an adventure which starts on the drawing board and ends with Vacheron Constantins most complicated watch!

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

some photos taken from the book

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

The Calibre 2755 book is finally available

You can purchase the English version here

You can purchase the Franch version here

Hour Club members don't forget that you have access to a special priced version via the Library


I am fortunate enough to have this book and it is AMAZING, it reads
04/10/2012 - 13:39
like a story and the photos are the best I've ever seen in watch photography. I can only advise my fellow Loungers to get a copy, its worth every cent! Kudos to Alex and VC!!!!
Wonderful book!
04/10/2012 - 15:53
I read it from cover to cover, and learned things about watch movements that I never even considered.  The photos are amazing.
Captivating photography with great text, Alex
04/10/2012 - 22:33
has created a book we should all have to read, re-read and share.  Thank you. Tim
It is an amazing and emotional book. I was fortunate to have
04/11/2012 - 05:45
"Charley" Torres sign my book and give it to me when I was at the Vacheron manufacture in Geneva. What a treat! It is a "must have" for any collector. I lust for this timepiece. I studied the unique boutique edition while in NY last week. Alas! Well done Alex and thank you! Regards, Ed Tonkin
good to see you here Ed :-)
04/11/2012 - 11:00
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Welcome, Ed!
04/11/2012 - 12:55
It was a pleasure to meet you at the SF event and great to see you here on the Lounge. I will hope to meet you again at some point through a VC event. Best, Gary
Thank you Gary! I enjoyed meeting you and other
04/14/2012 - 00:15
Vacheronista very much in SF. I am sure we will run into each other again at some fun events and I look forward to it. Thanks for posting such great photos also. Although I do not possess your photo skills I will nonetheless post some pics of my watches when I get some spare time (when is that???) Best regards, Eddy
The more you read the book, the more you can learn!
04/11/2012 - 06:45
Besides a view of how much is involved in tranforming rough blanks into finished, black polish, components; you can get a description and detailed look at the components used for making a Perpetual Calendar, Minute Repeater, and other complications work. The only problem is that my addictive personality has me spending too much time trying to go through all the minutae, that I'm not always productive at work! Thanks Alex for this great book...and being a greedy one, I'm looking forward to the future ones as well. BR, Dan
A really splendid book!
04/11/2012 - 12:56
I can't recommend this one too highly -- the watch and the story behind it are great, and the photography is out of this world. Wish I could have cornered the photographer in Geneva to bore him with my amateur questions! Get one! Best, Gary
Re: The Calibre 2755 book is finally available
04/11/2012 - 17:18
Thanks Alex, This is an outstanding book which illustrates very well how something can be more than the sum of its parts. The photos are exceptional and as the photographer commented at the SIHH diner, that he strove to give them a 3-D effect. He succeeded admirably. In reading the book I had to repeatedly remind myself that these photos were magnified pictures of the parts and that the parts themselves were much smaller. This  fact only added to the realisation of the amazing work at Vacheron Constantin. The before and after photos of these tiny parts also put the art and talent of Vacheron into perspective. One can only come away with a huge amount of respect and admiration for the people at Vacheron. Cogratulations to all involved! Its a grat addition to the library. Joseph
A great book indeed by a talented author
04/11/2012 - 17:19
Looking forward to more in this series. - SJX
A copy of this book or one like it...
04/11/2012 - 22:54
should be offered to any purchaser of a new Vacheron watch. They would then understand the kind of effort has gone into their own timepiece (even if it doesn't have a 2755 movement. I think this would be a marketing plus for VC. JB
Love the image of the many "hand finishing tools".....
06/15/2012 - 08:36
Makes one apreciate the efforts and the results of hand finishing....