Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book

Dear Loungers,

As the new Harmony collections hit the boutiques here is a good opportunity to win the new Vacheron Constantin book on the chronograph movements housed in the Harmony Chronograph and Harmony Tourbillon Chronograph.

All you have to do is answer the questions below.

Contest is open until Monday July 6 noon Geneva time

In the event more than 1 person gives all the correct answers the names of the winners will be randomly drawn amongst those having given the correct answers.

 

1- The Harmony Chronograph is inspired by a vintage watch, what was the date of manufacture on this vintage piece?

2- How many components make up Calibre 3200?

3- What does the engraving on the Harmony movements (ex rotor, balance cock etc...) represent?

Here is a link which can help you  Harmony 

 

 

and the book:

 Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book

My very first VC Contest! :-)
06/30/2015 - 19:06
1. The Harmony Chronograph is inspired by a vintage watch, what was the date of manufacture on this vintage piece? The design of Harmony Chronograph is inspired by monopusher chronograph with pulsometric scale presented by VC in 1928. 2. How many components make up Calibre 3200? Number of parts in Calibre 3200:  292 3. What does the engraving on the Harmony movements (ex rotor, balance cock etc...) represent? Engraving motif on the Harmony 260th Anniversary models (“fleurisanne engraving”) is inspired by the arabesques adorning the balance-cock of the oldest pocket watch by the Maison, signed by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755.
Beautiful book
06/30/2015 - 20:49

I really enjoyed reading it (lovely present at London event). Especially enjoyed the sections on movement finishing as it gives lots of detail on things like black polishing, bevelling etc. Also sets the context for the Harmony watches. Fantastic photography and written with panache wink

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
06/30/2015 - 22:36

Hi Alex,

 

very cool would love some reading material as a rookie here :)

 

where do you want the answers ? in the thread or in a private msg?

you can reply directly in this thread
06/30/2015 - 23:29

.

My first contest also
06/30/2015 - 22:36

I think iLarry has been hitting "refresh" because I don't know HOW he got to this so quickly.  I would just type +1, because I believe he got them all correct.  Instead, to adhere to the rules, I will answer them.

1. The Harmony Chronograph was inspired by a monopusher chronograph manufactured by VC in 1928.  It also had a pulsometric scale (this is a WAY better homage than was the medicus - just sayin')

2. The calibre 3200 has 292 parts (39 jewels for extra credit)

3. The engraging pattern (called "fleurisanne engraving") was inspired by engraving done by Jean Marc Vacheron on the earliest pocket watch from 1755.

 

Wow, there was really no way to answer this after iLarry without it seeming like complete copying.  Maybe a secret ballot next time?  So yeah... what iLarry said.

 

Maybe for a few francs
06/30/2015 - 22:38

we could even get the reclusive author to sign it?

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 00:23
1)Year 1928 2)Movement is composed of 292 parts and tourbillon composed of 49 parts which sums up to a total of 341 components in the caliber 3200. 3)Represents the 260th anniversary of the Manufacture and is inspired by the motifs found on the balance cock of Jean-Marc Vacheron's first watch from 1755.
Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 08:11

Reg. Q. 1: The design of Harmony is inspired by monopusher chronograph  presented by VC in 1928.

Reg. Q. 2: Number of parts in the Calibre 3200:  292

Reg. Q. 3: Engraving motif on the Harmony 260th Anniversary models (“fleurisanne engraving”) is inspired by the arabesques adorning the balance-cock of the oldest pocket watch by the Maison, signed by Jean-Marc Vacheron in 1755.

I hope I was correct and wish all participants "Good Luck" for this truely wonderful piece. 

Sven

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 08:40

I love these contests.......

1. 1928

2. 292

3. fleurisanne engraving on oldest Vacheron PW from 1755

 

Good luck to all!

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 08:47

Here we go:

 

1. The Harmony Chronograph was inspired by a monopusher chronograph manufactured by VC in 1928. Also had a pulsmetric scale!

2. The calibre has 292 parts ( 39 jewels for extra credit )

3. The engraging pattern *fleurisanne engraving" was inspired by engraving done Jean Marc Vacheron on the earliest pocket watch from 1755.

 

good luck to me :)

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 12:31

1928

292

F.engraving on 1755 pocket watch

I will add a photo to the contest for extra credit
07/01/2015 - 15:11

1. 1928

2. 292 parts

3. relief fleurisanne engraving, echoing a motif from a pocket watch signed Jean-Marc Vacheron dating to 1755

 

 

 

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/01/2015 - 16:39

Maybe Luca will get lucky ;-)

1. 1928

2. 292

3. fleurisanne engraving on oldest Vacheron PW from 1755

A great book! Hope the winner enjoys it and shares it with
07/01/2015 - 20:38

friends as I seem to do with all my watch books. Thank you for the contest and hope to see more names on this thread soon.

Best to all,

Tim

Contest
07/02/2015 - 11:09

My first contest but glad to say I already won!

I have the book already, made more precious by a dedication of Alex which will always remind me of the f antastic visit to the manufacture.

Best of luck to all participants!

 

roberto

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/03/2015 - 09:54
My answers:1 - The design is inspired by a monopusher chronograph dating from 19282 - There are 292 parts in Calibre 32003 - The engraving represents that of the first timepiece attributed to Jean Marc Vacheron in 1755
Thank you for this opportunity. My responses are as follows:
07/03/2015 - 13:20

1. 1928

2. 292 Parts

3. Fleurisanne Engraving, as inspiration found on one of the earliest VC PW's crafted by Jean Marc Vacheron himself in 1755.

4. As extra credit, photos attached:

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/03/2015 - 17:58

Dear Alex,

I won't reinvent the wheel for my answers laugh:

  1. 1928
  2. 292
  3. Fleurisanne engraving

All the best,

Nicolas

Re: Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/03/2015 - 18:05

1.) 1928

2.) 292

3.) fleurisanne engraving from the oldest pocket watch by vacheron, 

      signed by jean-marc vacheron

Re: Contest: Win a Calibre 3200/3300 Book
07/06/2015 - 07:55

I hope, i'm not to late... And my answers don't impress you with new info )))

1. 1928, "by one of the first wrist chronographs created by VC" with pulsometric scale and monopusher

2. 292 parts

3. fleurisanne engraving used on the Harmony movements, is inspired by very first pocket watch in Maison dated 1755 and signed by Jean-Marc Vacheron

Good Luck to all participants! ;))