The next VC Calibre book?

We have been treated to superb publications on current VC calibres 1731, 2755, 2253 & 2260, and 3200 & 3300.  Thoughts now turn to the next installment.  Why not the evergreen calibres 1120 and 1003?  Certainly, a good dose of historic content would be required, leading to the current iterations and watches they power.  Alex, has this been discussed, or can the suggestion be put forward?

I think Alex needs time to recoup and rest from the books he has written.
07/10/2015 - 17:45

In due course we will see perhaps the definitive "Book" on VC. Someday. 

AFAIK this forum is not a passive platform
07/10/2015 - 18:27

to await for discussions to be served up in due course.  At least not according to J-C Torres:

Alex Ghotbi: Can you tell us why Vacheron Constantin decided to launch The Hour Lounge?Juan-Carlos Torres: Even though excellent web discussion forums already exist we wanted to reduce the distance between us and the community members. What is important for us is the relation between the aficionados and the people at Vacheron Constantin – the watchmaker of the timepiece and its buyer. These are people who unfortunately never meet and we wanted to open the manufacture with discussions and debates which should be treated in perfect transparency and honesty.AG: You speak of transparency and honesty but community members may be worried that criticism or negative opinions would not be allowed on an in-house forum.JCT: We should be totally frank and open on The Hour Lounge, there would be no meaning to launch a discussion forum where only glorification of the brand would be allowed! Without the right to criticise there would be no worthy praise. Criticism is welcome because our goal is to have the community members express themselves. However, in return we would want a right of response to explain why certain things were done in a certain way or even not done at all; it’s a two way discussion between the brand and the members. 3 words will define Vacheron Constantin’s engagement towards The Hour Lounge: Independency, Transparency and Honesty.AG: Do you want to educate users and eventually find new clients via this forum?JCT: It would be pretentious to want to educate people. What we want is to share our knowledge, history and most important our passion with Vacheron Constantin aficionados and watch lovers in general. The Hour Lounge should be a platform where people share opinions, interests and information. On our side we open our doors and supply as much information as possible to the members.AG: So for you The Hour Lounge is not a mean for marketing or publicity?JCT: With The Hour Lounge we are setting a direct link between the public and the brand. We are putting ourselves in a difficult position because we will need to assume criticism and even question ourselves, but this will enable the brand to go forward because we are happy to put the spotlight on our positive aspects but also our negative points. What would be dangerous would be to hide these negative aspects because in the long run honesty and transparency always pay off.AG: Any special words for our members?JCT: A big and warm welcome to lovers of the art of fine watchmaking and horological excellence, to those passionate about horological authenticity and also a big welcome to the moderator who by his neutrality and approach will make The Hour Lounge not only a success but THE platform for discussions of all matters regarding Vacheron Constantin. And most of all… be free to have pleasure!

Copyright The Hour Lounge April 2007

Apologies for the formatting
07/10/2015 - 19:42

Seems it got dropped with the cut and paste.  I'd like to re-do it out of respect for the importance of his words, which are so important to the mission of our forum.

Alex Ghotbi: Can you tell us why Vacheron Constantin decided to launch The Hour Lounge?

Juan-Carlos Torres: Even though excellent web discussion forums already exist we wanted to reduce the distance between us and the community members. What is important for us is the relation between the aficionados and the people at Vacheron Constantin – the watchmaker of the timepiece and its buyer. These are people who unfortunately never meet and we wanted to open the manufacture with discussions and debates which should be treated in perfect transparency and honesty.

AG: You speak of transparency and honesty but community members may be worried that criticism or negative opinions would not be allowed on an in-house forum.

JCT: We should be totally frank and open on The Hour Lounge, there would be no meaning to launch a discussion forum where only glorification of the brand would be allowed! Without the right to criticise there would be no worthy praise. Criticism is welcome because our goal is to have the community members express themselves. However, in return we would want a right of response to explain why certain things were done in a certain way or even not done at all; it’s a two way discussion between the brand and the members. 3 words will define Vacheron Constantin’s engagement towards The Hour Lounge: Independency, Transparency and Honesty.

AG: Do you want to educate users and eventually find new clients via this forum?

JCT: It would be pretentious to want to educate people. What we want is to share our knowledge, history and most important our passion with Vacheron Constantin aficionados and watch lovers in general. The Hour Lounge should be a platform where people share opinions, interests and information. On our side we open our doors and supply as much information as possible to the members.

AG: So for you The Hour Lounge is not a mean for marketing or publicity?

JCT: With The Hour Lounge we are setting a direct link between the public and the brand. We are putting ourselves in a difficult position because we will need to assume criticism and even question ourselves, but this will enable the brand to go forward because we are happy to put the spotlight on our positive aspects but also our negative points. What would be dangerous would be to hide these negative aspects because in the long run honesty and transparency always pay off.

AG: Any special words for our members?

JCT: A big and warm welcome to lovers of the art of fine watchmaking and horological excellence, to those passionate about horological authenticity and also a big welcome to the moderator who by his neutrality and approach will make The Hour Lounge not only a success but THE platform for discussions of all matters regarding Vacheron Constantin. And most of all… be free to have pleasure!

Copyright The Hour Lounge April 2007

Oooh, I agree.
07/10/2015 - 18:35

I would LOVE to see something on either of those - especially the 1120.  Even some of the older movements would be great from the mid-20th century?

A very good idea
07/10/2015 - 21:08

Dean yes

Anything may come is welcome from my side, being myself bibliomaniac.

If daydreaming is allowed, I'd love to read about vintage calibres, references and anything may add knwoledge of the past; a book about K1072 and its predecessors wouldn't be bad for instance.

Dream/Priority 1? A monography about the 222!

How boring am I? crying

 

I will discuss internally but these Caliber books normally focus on complicated
07/10/2015 - 23:09

movements. Also I'm not certain there is enough technical aspects to write a whole book on the 1120

Thanks, understood
07/11/2015 - 01:14

but perhaps the 1120 and 1003 combined in one volume could share the theme of historic ultrathin calibers still in use, heck, even the 1005 might merit a mention.

Re: I will discuss internally but these Caliber books normally focus on complicated
07/11/2015 - 17:45

There is an excellent review on the 1120 on Timezone somewhere.

I couldn't locate in the short time I had to look, but I did reference it in one of my older posts (I think).

It shouldn't be too hard to find for anyone with a bit of time to spare :-)

Re: Re: I will discuss internally but these Caliber books normally focus on complicated
07/11/2015 - 23:55

Great reading, like anything written by Walt Odets:

 

THE MOST EXCLUSIVE AUTOMATIC: THE VACHERON CALIBER 1120

I'm going to guess a cal 3500 book will come out?
07/11/2015 - 02:32

But after that, I'd love to see Cal. 1003/3, Cal 1120!  

VC book on cal 3500 should be very appreciated.
07/11/2015 - 08:04

Official photos presented of the back side are so nice that I wish to know and learn more on it.

The fact it is quite impossible to see it in the metal (10 ex) and no road show in VC Boutique (Paris) make me wanted to expect to discover this cal with Alex's fantastic books.

Cheers,

Liger