A Mercator model I just dicovered with Russia dial!




Vacheron made 2 versions of the Mercator with engraved dials: Africa/Europe/Asia or the Americas. A special edition was made with Thailand and given to the King as a present. The other versions with local maps were all made with enamel dials. I was quite surprised to find this model with Russian diall not enamel but engraved!


A Mercator model I just dicovered with Russia dial!



Now this must be a rare find! How many pieces made, Alex?
05/27/2014 - 13:17


I don't have numbers but don't think more than 20 would have been made but
05/27/2014 - 16:04

I'm only speculating

05/27/2014 - 20:44

It is both vexing and exciting to know that it is nearly impossible to say for certainty that we know about all versions of a particular VC watch, even non-vintage pieces like the Mercator.  There is always more to be discovered. 

May I ask, Alex, how did this Russian dial show up?

Thanks for this interesting bit of news.