Collector's Watches in Art

There's a collector I know who does some interesting mixes of art and his watches. Here are two Vacheron Constantins:

Collector's Watches in Art

Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921

Collector's Watches in Art

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony

The majority of his collection is made up of FP Journes, but he has a mixed bag of everything from a Chronoswiss Regulator Jumping Hour to a Patek Philippe Gondolo. Fortunately he also has these two Vacheron Constantins.

05/17/2017 - 12:18
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JB
05/18/2017 - 00:58
great watches but
05/17/2017 - 17:48

not too certain of the mix!!

But thanks for sharing

Interesting
05/17/2017 - 20:26

I don't know if I'd hang them on my wall, but would definitely strap them on my wrist!

I really like this version of the 1921

Re: Collector's Watches in Art
05/18/2017 - 00:58

The second painting, and the first one as well, are the work of William-Alphonse Bouguereau (1825-1905) a French academic painter who used many mythological themes as his subject matter favouring the female form is a very flattering annd quasi-erotic way.

His style was a quite vivid realism and he was quite poplar in his day amongst wealthy patrons but was eventually overtaken by the Impressionists.

There were many other European painters at the time who practised this similar realistic painting.

I don't know for sure, but he may have had only a few models. Many of the faces in his paintings are similar if not identical.

I don;t know if he ever wore a Vacheron watch though.

I guess a look at the archives to see if he was ever a buyer might help smiley

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05/18/2017 - 23:46

One of the values of VC is their design and art--and not just the Métiers d'Art series. This guy is from one of the Emirate States and a fellow geek (owns a software company) and his dad collects Arabian horses. I think his dad introduced his son into watch collection and does some of his collection through auctions. Here are a couple of interestings:

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FP Journe Chronometre Optimum

This one is interesting because I'm pretty sure it's a bespoke dial with what looks like abalone shell. The watch uses remontoir d’égalité for constant force.

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FP Journe Octa Sport (Titanium)

Of all of the FP Journe watches, this is one of the least popular, but for me, he did a great pairing it with Jeanne d'Arc--or at least this particular image.

Thanks for identifying the artist.