Offered as a distraction from this weekend's tragic events, I'd like to convey my great thanks to Vacheron Constantin for continuing the art of book-making by releasing the 4th Collectors' Island. These limited edition books are courtesty of The Hour Club and each one is a unique treasure dedicated to the passion of collecting. From these I take away the realization that, regardless of the objects, all collectors are drawn together by the same desire for truth and beauty .
Another treasure found in the back of the book is a commemorative 260th anniversary medallion. Hefty and measuring 5 cm across, it feels like bronze. Along the edge is engraved that famous quote; Faire mieux si possible ce qui est toujours possible. One one side are the dates 1755 - 2015 along with the anniversary fleurisanne design. On the obverse (that is, according to my tastes) is a historic view of the Maison and Tour de l'Ile with the statue of Philibert Berthelier just peeking out.