New VC book!

New VC book!

Flammarion has released a new book by Franco Cologni called Vacheron Constantin: Artists of Time!  Already on Amazon but nothing in the library of The Hour Club yet.  Is it possible to get a review here and perhaps a look at some content?  Will it cover the 57260 and the Coffret Observatoire?

Here is the publisher's synopsis:

This volume commemorates Vacheron Constantin’s uninterrupted 260-year history devoted to watchmaking excellence. Geneva-based Vacheron Constantin has maintained its reputation for producing exceptional timepieces, from its first watch circa 1760 to its extraordinary mechanical watches of today. Highly collectible, these prestigious timepieces are conceived as much to seduce by their elegance as to provide precision timekeeping. With specially commissioned photographs, the book traces the rich history of the manufacture and includes an informative catalog of timepieces and a guide to the watchmaker’s art. An unwavering commitment to excellence is the firm’s hallmark; the heritage of 260 years of unique artistic and technical expertise.

This Book is Fantastic
12/14/2015 - 10:19

and a good idea for a Christmas gift wink.

Here are some photos (french version I have) with summary and photos.

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I wish you Dean and all loungers a very nice read.yes

Best wishes,

Liger

Thanks Liger
12/14/2015 - 23:29

appreciate the sneak peak yes

Excellent news, thank you both! [nt]
12/14/2015 - 10:23
updated version of The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin, it fills the gap
12/15/2015 - 21:17

from where the Secrets left off in 2005 til nowdays. It also features lots of new photos

Awesome, sounds like a "must have" for the book shelf
12/16/2015 - 00:46

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Re: updated version of The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin, it fills the gap
12/16/2015 - 18:44

So, in other words, this covers everything the Secrets covers plus the years 2005-2015? Or does it only cover the past decade?

--Matthew

According to the review in Quill & Pad
12/16/2015 - 20:59

"This tome takes an extensive look at both the inner workings of Vacheron Constantin’s craftsmanship and its grandiose history: from September 17, 1755 all the way through Reference 57260 of September 17, 2015, in fact."