Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939

Currently Vacheron Constantin have a retrospective of their chronographs exhibited on the 1st floor of the Maison VC in Geneva. The exhibition is on until about Christmas time and I can only encourage those who are in or near Geneva to visit as it definately is worth it!


1889 Split Seconds Chronograph:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1895 Demi Chronometer split seconds chronograph and minute repeater:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1900 Split seconds chronograph and minute repeater:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1901 minute repeater, monopusher chronograph and perpetual calendar:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1903 Chronometer chronograph:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1905 split seconds chronograph, minute repeater and perpetual calendar:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1905:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1909 chronograph, minute repeater and perpetual calendar:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1913 Doctor's dial chronograph minute repeater:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1915 silver cased chronograph:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939


1918 Corps of Engineers:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1920 Doctor's dial:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1920 monopusher chronograph:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1924 split seconds chronograph:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1922 monopusher chronograph:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1929 Cushion shaped monopusher chronograph with doctor's dial:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939





1935 Straight lug steel chronograph:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939



1938 Scroll lugs black dial chronograph ( black dials are very rare):

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1939 Split seconds chronograph:

Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939




1939 Double scroll lugs chronograph:
Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939
Hey Doc
10/24/2008 - 13:07
Have you seen, all these watches we will have to shot. great ! great ! great !
Hi Deniz!
10/24/2008 - 15:02
Yes I seen them over and over again. Sometimes I whish I was one of these gentlemen thieves, like Roger Moore or Sean Connery, in some of their roles These aren't watches, they are masterpieces! We keep in contact, just have to finish my closing of the practice the coming weeks. Haven't had time for anything other for the lasst months, that's why I'm not at Skype. And my daughter is back in Sweden too. BTW, are you coming to SIHH, I'll make a try for it Cheers  Doc
Alex keep on !
10/24/2008 - 15:06
These masterpieces are fantastic, and also very good pics, not least because they are quite low light on them, so it must be difficult to get perfect sharpness. And they are in real life even more beautiful!! Great job Love them Doc
Re: Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939
10/24/2008 - 17:51

great photos mr Alex and as the Doc said they are truly masterpieces especialy for me the 1901 minute repeater, monopusher chronograph and perpetual calendar is realy a and as somebody said before look what Vacheron can make when some others there was no exist as idea vassilis p.s tnx mr Alex for the pat and precious answer

I vote the 1935 steel chrono as Watch of the Century! nt
10/24/2008 - 18:07
nt
Re: Chronograph heaven: Visit to the VC museum Part 1 1889-1939
10/24/2008 - 19:38
Thanks for posting this great collection, Alex. Let's hope there is something comparable in January. The 1909 Chrono repeater has a very lovely moonphase. It looks scupted. Regards, Joseph
thanks Alex for the lovely pics! (mt)
10/25/2008 - 03:27
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Thanks Alex, you put me in monopusher heaven! I am crazy about
10/25/2008 - 21:57
all those watches and the balance of the sub-dials in those days was just pure perfection. I agree with Doc, these are simply masterpieces. Thanks for nice lift of the spirits. Best to all, Tim
Thanks Alex for this great chronograph show...
10/26/2008 - 10:27
Any monopulsante chronographs in the VC pipeline? This would be just awesome...