Google Doodle

reminds us today, Gerhard Kremer, aka Gerardus Mercator was born in the town of Rupelmonde, 503 years ago.

We're grateful to this great mathematician and cartographer for the homonymous projection, his works, studies and, most of all, for his masterpiece: the Vacheron Constantin Mercator devil

 

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JB
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03/06/2015 - 14:15
Well, in honor of the great man...
03/05/2015 - 16:28
Good idea
03/05/2015 - 16:41

to honor the man with a picture like this.

My sincere compliments on such an amazing watch, purely Vacheron heart

 

Sublime pieces!
03/05/2015 - 18:57

Dogs are not bad also :-P

Thanks for posting your beauties, world looks such an adventurous place through those dialsheart

Re: Google Doodle
03/05/2015 - 17:08

Here's what I found when I "googled Doodle" LOL! laugh

 Google Doodle

 

Just kidding!!

Seriously though, here's my contribution to this great man...

 Google Doodle

Joseph

Re: Google Doodle
03/05/2015 - 17:40

here is my contribution too:

 

 Google Doodle

 

A great Man and VC have done a fantastic art work.

An ICONIC VC garde-temps.

Cheers,

Liger

my participation too and a story
03/06/2015 - 10:06

my participation too and a storymy participation too and a story

 

Around 2000 I was looking for a Mercator, I walked into a retailer's shop in Paris and met the boutique manager and started talking watches in general and we really clicked. To a point where I used to spend my Saturdays in his shop talking watches and we became such close friends that he is now my younger son's godfather!

So with the Mercator I found a true friend :-)

 

Great story
03/06/2015 - 14:15

and thanks for sharing it, Alex. That's just the perfect story I would take as example if I had to explain to a neophyte the meaning of this passion of ours.