In my view there are some books concerning Vacheron Constantin, that are invaluable, and if I should try to rank them,
they would be from top and downwards.
Antiquorum Art of Vacheron Constantin
Augenweide Armbanduhr –VC, by Anton Kreuzer.
The world of Vacheron Constantin, by Proellochs
The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin 1755-2005
The Secrets of Vacheron, by Cologni
The rest is impossible to rank, but the first five area must!
I have had good help from the 12 pages in Chronos issue April 2005, by Brunner, with his tremendous knowledge of watches in general, no one beats him!
At last but not least books that a horological enthusiast needs in his library,
Without them their library is incomplete!
Finally no one should call him a watch collector if he doesn’t know how a watch functions, remember my words about a pocket watch at every collectors place, doesn’t need being a V&C, just seeing how the watch works. You don’t do that through a sapphire glass and 180 degrees hidden behind a 21K winder weight and the rest by bridges!
In the end I have got so much out of collecting watches, that’s it is not possible to describe.
From friends to knowledge, and also my taste for art have concentrated to the Art Deco period, and in that to many other things, like paintings, posters, sculptures, books, yes, even walking sticks, and jewellery and of course some watches, which doesn’t need to be V&C nowadays!