I'm 69 years old, have money to survive,
but couldn't lay back on the Riviera,
There are of course, "The world of Vacheron Constantin",
which is one of my absolute favourites,
because it catches the Enlightment
in Europe, and ALL arts in a formidbale way, but it's only 20% about VC.
From the 1990's
Also "Secrets of Vacheron Constantin" by Cologni a couple of years ago.
More pics, but that also what it got, to be honest...
The history of Vacheron & Constantin, is like a novel,
and I got some papers shared between Vacheron and Constantin...
What I think we Vacheron&Constantin WIS, want is:
Calibers, where they came from..
How many was made ?
What were their ref. number ?
Pics of movements
Pics of watches, WITH their ref. number,
not the number from the museum.
How many were made each year, I know only 1937,
when they made 439 watches, during the whole year !
Co operation partners, we all knows about JLC (they even shared boxes),
but were never married !
Yes it will be a hell of a job, but that is exactly what I want for two years.
The story is incredible as you get deeeper and deeper in it...
But we want som hard facts , especially of the new watch which I'm no hero.
But I can learn!
And my curiosity needs it.
But as I say,
ALL doors HAVE to be open, I don't want a B copy of all other books.
This would be a monumental and extremely beautiful book,
in a size that's not coffe table !
But not one more coffe table book !
More a like beautiful Berner, but not so dull of course.
Every page would would be inspiring, and it should be hard to put down, but on the other hand,
ALL the details and answers SHOULD be in it.
A BIBLE to return and return again to.
The obvious book for VC aficionados and also getting a lot "outside people" (read PP),
impressed and intersted.
I want them to react like, WOW, is that possible, what a history!,
did HE or SHE ordered one, an on and on!
God, that would be a nice monument to leave behind.
Have you read "Marine Chronometer", its history and development" by Rupert T. Gould ?
It's still, since 1923 unchanged !!
I wouldn't dream of coming in his division, he spent his life on this book of 280 pages,
but no one has ever tried to write an other !!