Guilloché and ciseler !

You have seen this pocket watch before and it was one of the two first 
Vacheron&Constantin pocket watches I bought !

Lets have a look at the watch !

Guilloché and ciseler !

What you see below is the ciseler or chasing, I think it's called in the English speaking world.

Guilloché and ciseler !

Guilloché and ciseler !

And then the guillochage or engine-turning.
I personally think it's one of the most impressing I ever seen Guilloché and ciseler !

Guilloché and ciseler !

Guilloché and ciseler !

And perhaps you would like to have a look inside ?

Guilloché and ciseler !

You really don't need a Geneva Hallmark on this movement, or do you ?

Guilloché and ciseler !

And a picture of a man that really loved it Guilloché and ciseler !

Guilloché and ciseler !

That was before I shaved myself Guilloché and ciseler !

This, in my eyes, fantastic watch was made 1920 Guilloché and ciseler !



Cheers

Doc
phenomenal workmanship and museum quality piece! (nt)
10/31/2008 - 18:20
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Re: Guilloché and ciseler !
10/31/2008 - 18:36
A very lovely watch, Doc! In stunning condition too. It looks like Philippe is just about to drop it into his pocket. I hope you got it back or at least he gave you a Simplicity for it. Joseph
did yu see the tan mark on Dufour's wrist? Doc probably got the
10/31/2008 - 18:39
Simplicity
LOL !! (nt)
10/31/2008 - 19:48
vc
Joseph my friend!
10/31/2008 - 19:47
No I didn't get any Simplicity , but to tell the truth, when we four of us, wisited him, I was one who was very interested in getting one! On the other hand Philippe and I are born the same year and I asked him : " Since we are so old, would you chance on waiting for something at least two years ? " He then answered : " No I think as you do, with his big smile ! " A wonderful man But honestly the magic disappeared definitely when they were expanded to 200 pieces... Take care Doc
Re: Joseph my friend!
10/31/2008 - 21:25
Alex (Sherlock) made a good observation which I missed because I was so intent on Philippe trying to "Pocket" your watch. Then I realised that perhaps you were smiling because you secretly lifted his Simplicity off his wrist without him noticing! Regards, Joseph
as you said, we've seen it before (how could I forget!?!),
10/31/2008 - 18:53
but I'll never get tired of looking at it the guillochage, the gothic "V&C" at the back, the movement are all amazing Thanks for sharing Doc! CHeers,  Francois
It is such a beauty Doc!
11/01/2008 - 03:12
I think a VC pocketwatch is a must for every Vacheronista BR, Dan
Doc, where did you get all these nice pieces?
11/01/2008 - 16:11
You are amazing and truly a treasure hunter. Regards Ling
Patience :-)
11/01/2008 - 20:32
Mostly from auctions, but this one, from a collector/watchmaker But you have to wait and wait and look and look, and finally you need some luck ! I also have bought a some watches that I never would show here ! You must make mistakes to find something worth keeping Cheers Doc
Beautiful pocket watch Doc!
11/02/2008 - 00:39
Though I am not such a fan of the decoration on the case, I really love the guilloché work. Also, always good to see Philippe and he certainly does seem to be happy while holding your watch.  If there is any man, who appreciates fine watchmaking, it is Mr. Dufour. Thanks Doc for sharing with us these great pics of your marvelous watch. Cheers, Duncan