The official document !

How many of you have seen it ?

For many years Vacheron&Constantin was believed to been founded 1785,

so in 1935 they celebrated 150 years (!),

with a special watchThe official document !

But suddenly after the WW II someone happened to look in the official archieves of the Geneva Town.

And found this document !!

The official document !

And this is Geneva's own register of watchmakers, and from it you can read,

if you are good in French The official document !,

that Jean-Marc Vacheron employed an apprentice 1755 !

So it's no fairy tale as we read about of all other new "old" watches.

And since they have been going on for 252 years,

it's rather impressing The official document !

No one is in the neighbourhood !

My heart belongs to my family,

first of all, of course,

but then to Vacheron&Constantin The official document !


fantastic Doc! here's the watch they had made in 1935 when they
11/13/2007 - 23:15

celebrated their "150th" anniversary

Alex, I know the lugs are not sexy enough for you>>>
11/13/2007 - 23:23

but this is a very attractive watch. Would you mind giving a little more detail, movement, case diameter. You have my interest up on this one, but it is hard to imagine the size. Thanks, Tim

33mm no specific movement reference and most probably the model which
11/14/2007 - 07:03

inspired the new Patrimony Traditionnelle automatic.

Exactly! Very interesting evolution>>>
11/14/2007 - 20:07
now, how to continue that "tradition"?! Many thanks, Tim
The interesting with that watch was...
11/14/2007 - 00:40

that they had a lot of small women pocket watch movements,

in stock.

and business was bad in the 30's

They just turned the movement,

and made wristwatches,

and above that,

got a new look !

Compare to a ordinary lady pocket watch!

Just put the 12 at 3 etc...

Got it ?


Doc, got it and thanks>>>
11/14/2007 - 05:01
for the added information. Do you know what the case diameter was on the wristwatch? Just to get some perspective. Best, Tim
See Maestro Alex !
11/14/2007 - 14:41

33 mm.

This little lady watch from 1910 is only 32 mm !

and the movement, is not big........

So you understand it was easy to put them in a wrist watch !

The dial.

And just turn it around,

voilá as Alex, Jérôme and Patrice would say

Nowadays the crown nearly measures these sizes


Thanks for the inside info Doc! (nt)
11/17/2007 - 15:33