New (old) Watch with C of A

I recently had the opportunity to visit geneva and the Valee des Joux with the TimeZone Tour. Of course we visited Vacheron Constantin.
But I arrived a day early to look around and one place I visited and eventually returned to was the Vacheron Boutique.
I had recently purchased a 47052G with weeks indicator and wished to obtain a Certificate of Authenticity for it.
Dominique Bernaz through email correspondence was, as usual, very helpful. And when I arrive Mme Jacqueline Isabella-Valenzi was most gracious.
I left the watch in her capable hands and before the week was through, had the watch back with the certificate.
I wanted to publically thank all those involved, but particularly Dominique Bernaz for expediting this process and the staff at the Boutique for being so welcoming and helpful.
Vacheron Constantin is really a "class act!"
Stay tuned for a post on the visit to the Manufacture. But in the meantime, here are some photos of the watch.

New (old) Watch with C of A

New (old) Watch with C of A

New (old) Watch with C of A

New (old) Watch with C of A

New (old) Watch with C of A

Beautiful watch JB..
06/26/2007 - 02:09

..I really love the guilloche pattern/texture on the dial. Stunning just stunning!

Thank you for sharing the pics!

- Seize

Congratulations, excellent watch...
06/26/2007 - 03:22

By the way, 3 days ago Mr. Dominque Bernaz was special guest on the annual meeting of Polish watch enthusiasts in the Warsaw. Mr. Dominique gave an enthralling speech on VC's history and their timepieces.

And later... we destroyed fakes ...

Mr. Kurt Klaus executed destruction !



LOL, Mr. Kurt Klaus in a bulldozer...
06/26/2007 - 10:59

Thats something I never thought I would see. It looks kind of neat, but ofcourse the right thing to do.

Would love to hear Dominque Bernaz someday, all those logos must have some cool storys behind.



That must have been a fun event! What's the "Polluce" watch
06/26/2007 - 11:59

in the presentation?

Kurt Klaus on the Bulldozer is a great photo

My mistake...
07/04/2007 - 23:34

That's the presentation Anonimo .

Superb watch!
06/26/2007 - 06:20

This VC is really beautiful. It could have been a lot better if they had used different hands though...IMHO.

Re: Superb watch!
06/26/2007 - 07:16

Thank you all for the very kind comments.

And Rei, I do agree with you about the hands, but unfortunately a lot of the watches at that time had those baton hands.

Not the most elegant but the watch is nevertheless quite lovely, if I do say so myself



I think only VC got that type of hands?
06/26/2007 - 07:59

Look at les historique chrono and some other plain models. Pencil hands could be better :)

The Toledo 1952 also has the same type of hands. Many vintage
06/26/2007 - 12:25

VCs had baton hands and I guess its an interpretation of this.

I love that watch! the guillochage and the dial lay out give it
06/26/2007 - 12:00

perfect harmony and equilibrium. Lucky you

And I agree with you the folks at the Maison are a class act

Looking forward in your write up of the trip....

Beautiful presentation!
06/26/2007 - 15:24

Wonderful watch and also marvellous pics!

I really thank you JB for enlighten this forum



on vacation, I'll soon be back !

really captivating piece of metal
06/26/2007 - 15:48

and I love the week/month display, very original. Wow, that is an item to admire and envy... well, how big's the dial? when was it made?

Its interesting to note that VC was using the week n° indication in
06/26/2007 - 17:48

1995 which seems to be the date of manufacture (as stated in the certificate) and it has been only about a year or two that other brands seem to have discovered this complication and introducing watches with this indication (ie: Lange, GO). VC must have been quite avant garde.

Beautiful watch JB, wear it in good health

Re: Its interesting to note that VC was using the week n° indication i
06/26/2007 - 23:22

Thanks to all for the very kind comments.

Its always nice to share beautiful things with those who appreciate them.

More to come soon!