a look at VC's coin watch production

This is an almost exhaustive list of Vacheron Constantin's production of watches placed in coins. If you have any other information please do provide.

1850 (circa): VC receives an order for the execution of a watch integrated in a Russian coin.

1888: creation of a wrist watch using a coin as a dial

1924: Verger Frères of Paris delivers to VC a watch hidden inside a $10 coin

1927 ref 2679: pocket watch in a coin representing Ferdinand VI, cal 16’ :

a look at VC's coin watch production


1928: pocket watch ref 2917, the dial consisting of a Turkish coin, cal 17’

1929: Pocket watch in a $20 from 1904 

1930: Pocket watch made from two Turkish coins 

1935: Pocket watch made with a 100 franc coin representing Napoleon III

1937: ref 3910 pocket watch in a £5 coin representing Edward VII: 

a look at VC's coin watch production

1937: ref 3911 pocket watch in an 1887 £5 coin representing Queen Victoria, 10’ cal:
a look at VC's coin watch production



1937 ref 3912, pocket watch in a £5 coin representing King George VI, 9’Cal:

a look at VC's coin watch production




1937 ref 3913 pocket watch in a 1891 coin of Prince Albert of Monaco 9’ cal:
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1938: Pocket watch in a 1922-1923 100 Italian Liras representing Victor Emmanuel III, cal 9’

1938: 1st wrist watch

1938: ref 3909, pocket watch with in a 1913 £1 coin representing George V, 10’ cal only 1.69mm thick:
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1940: pocket watch in a 1925 Swiss 100 franc coin 9’ Cal

1947: pocket watch in a 1887 coin of Queen Victoria

1951: ref 4928 pocket watch in a $20 coin from 1893, 1899 and 1904 (9’ cal then cal 1003):
 
a look at VC's coin watch production


1951 ref 4929 pocket watch in a Mexican 50 Pesos from 1945, 1946 and 1947 (9’ cal):
 
a look at VC's coin watch production

a look at VC's coin watch production


195x ref 4930 in a1951 Peruvian 100 Soles coin :
a look at VC's coin watch production


1958 ref 6293: pocket watch, unique piece in a 1915 100 Austrian Coroners featuring Francis 1 (cal 1003):
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1960 ref 6437: pocket watch with a medallion featuring Sheik Sulman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1960 ref 6510: Wrist watch in a $20 dollar coin from 1880, 1881, 1904 and 1910 (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1961 ref 6649: Pocket watch in a 1902 £5 coin featuring Edward VII (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1961 ref 6658: Pocket watch in a 1887 £5 coin featuring Queen Victoria (cal 1003)
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1961 ref 6659: Pocket watch in a 1937 £5 coin featuring King George VI (cal 1003)
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1965 ref 7095: Wrist watch in a 1946 50 Mexican Pesos coin (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1966 ref 7252: Pocket watch in a 1966 Hilton Hotel medallion (cal 1003)
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1967 ref 7321: Wrist watch in a 20 Mexican Pesos coin (cal 1003)
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1967 ref 7322: Wrist watch in a 1913 $10 coin (cal 1003)
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1967 ref 7338: Pocket watch in a Moroccan coin (cal 1003)
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1967 ref 7563: Pocket watch in a 50 Nicaraguan Cordobas coin (cal 1003)
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1968 ref 7818: Gold bracelet wrist watch in a $20 coin from 1897 and 1899 (cal 1003)
 
1970 ref 7945:
Pocket watch medallion of the Shah of Iran (9’ Cal) 
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1970 ref 7946: Pocket watch with a medallion of the Persian Royal Family (9’ Cal)
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1970 ref 2003: Pocket watch with a medallion of the Mexican President (1964-1970) (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production
a look at VC's coin watch production


1970 ref 2026: Gold bracelet wrist watch in a 1947 50 Mexican Pesos coin (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1971 ref 2041: Wrist watch in a 1943 50 Mexican Pesos coin (cal 1120)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1973 ref 2078: Gold bracelet wrist watch in a 1904 coin (cal 1003)
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1976 ref 33018: Gold bracelet wrist watch in a 1904 $20 coin (cal 1003)
 
1976 ref 33019: Wrist watch in a $20 coin (cal 1003)

19XX ref 33049: Wrist watch in a 20 Mexican Pesos coin (cal 1003)
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19XX ref 33050:
Wrist watch in an $10 American coin from 1913 (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


19XX ref 33052:
Pocket watch in a 1902 coin featuring King Edward VII (cal 1003)
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19XX ref 33053:
Pocket watch in a 1937 coin featuring King Georges VI (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


19XX ref 33528:
Wrist watch with gem set lugs and case sides in an American coin from 1895 (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1976 ref 33059 SQD:
Wrist watch with skeletonised movement in a $20 coin from 1896 and 1904. (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1976 ref 53006: Pocket watch in a $20 coin from 1904 (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1977 ref 33517SQD: Skeleton wrist watch with gem set bezel and case side in a $20 coin (cal 1003) 

1977 ref 53005SQD: Skeleton pocket watch in a $20 coin from 1899 and 1904 (cal 1003)
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1977 ref 33063: Gold bracelet wrist watch in a 1000 Filipino Peso (cal 1003)
 
1977 ref 53503SQD: Skeleton pocket watch with gem set case side in a $20 coin (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production



1978 ref 53505: Pocket watch with gem set case side in a 1900 $20 coin (cal 1003)
 a look at VC's coin watch production


1978 ref 53007: Pocket watch in a 1898 $10 coin (cal 1003)
 
2005 ref 53011 SQD: Skeleton pocket watch in a Ukrainian coin

Oh Alex....
10/16/2009 - 19:31
what a marvelous treasure of information...I could hug you .  The diversity of the coin watch concept is so much more than I imagined.  The Hilton Hotel watch is beyond belief!
The Hilton Hotel watch...
10/16/2009 - 20:16
Doesn't everyone commision Vacheron to create little trinkets for give-a-ways? If there was any doubt that Paris made money the hardway: She inherited it!
Re: a look at VC's coin watch production
10/16/2009 - 22:11
A wonderful and enlightening presentation. A feast for the eye in no short measure. Grateful thanks, Alex.
Abolutely Golden report (could not help it), for those of us that
10/17/2009 - 02:29
also dabble in coin collecting, this truly was a joy to behold. It is still quite amazing that they can put the movements in the coins and create such a "fit", there must be a watchmaker's secret in there somewhere. Best to all, Tim
The secret is....
10/17/2009 - 04:18
They manufacture the edges after cutting the coin in half...so it's not really the same size as the coin but thicker!!
in fact the movements are fitted in 2 coins! (nt)
10/17/2009 - 16:33
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ALEX ! Do write THE BOOK !!
10/17/2009 - 16:38
Thanks again for a most wanted article BTW, would it be possible to make a watch today of this for example? It measures 43 mm in diameter. Cheers Doc
Why the Norwegian Kronor, Mats? nt
10/18/2009 - 01:54
Because Sweden and Norway was a union to 1905 :-)
10/18/2009 - 02:43
Than they chose to their own way.. Vive la Suede la Docteur
Re: Because Sweden and Norway was a union to 1905 :-)
10/18/2009 - 10:26
this is an interesting piece of historyI wasn't familiar with beforehand. Merci monsieur Docteur!
The union lasted between 1814 and 1905.
10/18/2009 - 13:47
The original union flag looked like this, which I always let fly, when I got Norwegian friends here, and they are many and dear But form 1844 Norway got their own version. Norway wanted independence from 'big brother' Sweden and so came the divorce 1905. Somebody still wonder if that was so smart, in both countries, Sweden has 9 million inhabitants and Norway half of that sum.. BTW I worked for nearly 5 years in Norway Cheers Doc
Um Doc you actually look like Oscar II on the coin!!!!!!!!! If you
10/18/2009 - 11:41

have two coins you can commission VC for a bespoke piece

Not now my friend, I'm shaved :-)
10/18/2009 - 13:32
But I got two such "coins" Doc
what a thorough report, Alex! Just admireable... nt
10/18/2009 - 01:51
Impressive report Alex
10/20/2009 - 01:22
Where do you find all that info??!???! Makes for a great read, as always Thank you my friend, Francois
The "Other" Coin Watches
10/20/2009 - 19:12
It appears that many of the "other" manufacturer's coin watches used the Frederic Piguet caliber 21 movement, which is still in use by Blancpain.  At 1.73mm, it was nearly as flat as the "best" 1003.
Re: The "Other" Coin Watches
10/25/2009 - 05:13
Here are more tidbits for those that use the SEARCH function! The key marks on the VC coin watch indicates the case was manufactured by Oréade, Manufacture de boîtes SA of Le Chaux-de-Fonds.
Re: a look at VC's coin watch production
04/20/2012 - 20:45
I had not a clue as to the enormous variety of Vacheron coin watches, the breakthrough came with the skeletonized model, I admit. Were any of these special orders and why use Mexican currency with such frequency, I think they may have been special orders, is my speculation?