a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a collector friend has agreed to share with us his amazing collection of Vacheron Constantin's here's part 2 of the presentation. For Part 1 click here


I didn't take the watch backs off so some will be presented without ref numbers and data on calibers


large (36mm) steel cased tear drop lug from the late 50s with geneva seal
a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)



Prestige de France in white gold from the 70s using cal 1050

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)


Ref 4178 from the 40s with ultra rare pulsometer and respirometer dial in steela look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)


Triple date without moonphase ref 4240 from 40s in steel a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)


Ref 4240 triple date with moonphase and two tone (rose gold/steel) case from 1942
(this is the model that sold for CHF 71.300 in 2005 at the Quarter Millennium auction)
a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)

a look at a private collection (Part 2)
I love the triple date steel/RG model! So fresh in design...
03/17/2009 - 12:47
Your friend is a very lucky guy to have a collection this big and beautiful
I just love the
03/17/2009 - 13:02
- tear drop lugs & - the ref 4178 Waououhhh !!!
the chrono and the RG/steel triple date are to die for!!!!!
03/17/2009 - 13:18
sweet... Ref 4178 is my favorite out of this group...
03/17/2009 - 13:44
the dial has aged so beautifully...
the collection draws great admiration for the condition and rarity....
03/17/2009 - 13:52

the affinity for steel, aesthetics, condition for such a modern classic collection by the collector is more than mere chance and money. i can imagine the effort of acquiring them and the impeccable taste of the collector is undisputed. i can only dream of such a  thematic collection. beyond this, i am curious of the collector, not face or name, but the rationale and stories behind each piece and i don't think the steel theme is accidental.  Dear Alex, perhaps an interview with the collector to benefit us here?

Aaron, great idea re the interview. I'll work on it (nt)
03/17/2009 - 17:20
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Re: a look at a private collection (Part 2)
03/17/2009 - 14:45
Thank you for the photo report Alex, and a big thank you to your collector friend for sharing his beauties with us (congrats!). I love the first watch with SS case and beautiful tear drop lugs.  The lugs on the chronometer look very nice as well (in the tradition of fine vintage VC chronos). I hope they will inspire VC to come up with more lovely designs in the near future. Best regards, Kazumi
Wow! I always love to see a real serious collector's collection!
03/17/2009 - 17:08

I am speechless Alex... Thanks!

My vote for the 36mm in steel (far far away from a bling bling
03/17/2009 - 17:41
way of life)
Re: a look at a private collection (Part 2)
03/18/2009 - 05:10
That Chrono is beyond belief!  I'd love to see that looking back at me from the watchbox! Best regards, Tom
Just one word. Thanks! nt
03/18/2009 - 21:42
V&C
I love the chrono ref 4178!
03/20/2009 - 14:10
The dial is so beautiful... you fall down. This collector has nice pieces really.
Very inspiring!
03/20/2009 - 16:13
Amazing and clean watches in steel...this collector is someone after my own tastes .
Condition of the watches are willing amazing almost LNIB
03/21/2009 - 09:16
Wow
Extraordinary watches !
03/21/2009 - 11:19
Hi ! What can one say, when comfronted to such extraordinary time pieces ? The patina, the authenticity, the rarity... I especially like the chronograph and the triple date/moonphase models... Unfortunately, I'm not the only one to think that, so the prices have gone far beyond my possibilities... But they're still watches I'd like to have one day! Bruno