a look at a private collection (Part 1)

A friend who prefers remaing anonymous has kindly accepted for me tophotography and post scans of his VC collection. He says "I have a greater attraction for vintage pieces because their rarity results from the low production numbers and of passing time and not from to some ephemeral marketing strategy. However in the case of VC I also like their modern pieces because they have immetiately recognisable designs in line with their history"


I didn't take the watches apart to get the caliber and ref numbers sorry.

you can click on the photos for a larger view.

Two tone steel and rose gold from the late 30s

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)


Two tone steel and rose gold from 1935
a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)



Steel  with winding crown at 12 from 1936
a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)



Steel model retailed by Hausmann in Rome (40s)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)


Steel with rare "Hermes" dial (40s)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)

a look at a private collection (Part 1)
It makes my mouth water....
02/05/2009 - 11:47
I have as you know, seen our common friends collection,  but the last one, Hermes, he didn't have at that time Beautiful watches, just beautiful, and also amazing captured by your camera Thank your friend, for letting us take part of his collection, can't hardly contain myself until until part 2 ! hej! Doc
in such amazing condition, the Hermes and the top winder are just
02/05/2009 - 12:47
amazing!
it's definitely not a crime to be nice to oneself......
02/05/2009 - 14:20
the collection is excellent, needless to say their immaculate condition. i particularly like the one with the top crown. it makes me have second thoughts of getting just one of the other brand's annual calendar chrono which i am quite sure i will be allocated in current circumstance. however, such a collection is more difficult begotten, so yr friend is damn right on their rarity. alex, yr photography makes the enamel etched  V &C stood out. good job  thank u for making my restless day alive and looking forward the other parts.
Thanks for sharing...
02/05/2009 - 15:58

Thank you very much to you and your collector friend, Alex. He has very good taste and your photography skills just get better and better. Now that my tastes seem to have gone full circle (moving from date complications towards simple, time-only watches) , I really like the Hausmann and Hermes watches as well as the Art Deco dial of the rectangular watch.  The first watch looks good too.

Thanks again, Jefe.  Keep 'em coming!!

Kazumi

What is amazing is the variety of designs which are still VC (NT)
02/05/2009 - 16:12
NT
Top-Winder is Fantastic!
02/05/2009 - 16:18
Really one of the most amazing watches.  For more details, you can view a similar piece, but not as nice condition, in lot 54 of the Quarter Millennium catalog.
Re: a look at a private collection (Part 1)
02/05/2009 - 20:37
Thanks for sharing, alex. Looks like a wonderful collection. I've never seen so many two-toned watches together. Can't wait for more! Regards, Joseph
Truly stunning
02/06/2009 - 09:28

Thanks both to the owner and to you, Alex, for these great images!  I particularly love the "dot" markers on the first piece and the Hausmann watch.

Best,

GaryG

Amazing collection, you have a Lucky friend & I am sur that you
02/06/2009 - 14:03
had a huge pleasure to see these Timepieces in real.
Thank your friend for
02/06/2009 - 23:58
sharing these pics. The watches are really stunning!
Compliments to the collector.
02/08/2009 - 11:03
Great vintage V&C watches. Berny