A lot of people,
even in the WIS ( Watch Idiot Savant ) world,
that Vacheron & Constantin is the outstanding OLDEST firm.
Nearly 100 years older than Patek Philippe !
During 252 years Vacheron & Constantin has made as many watches,
as Rolex are doing EVERY year !!
1937 VC made only 439 watches, all of them still top class !
Proud owner of one of them !
I have shown it at several times,
but it is one of my most valuable watches,
in double senses,
and I can never get bored of it !
Just imagine the people had only a third in payment,
more about that in the Book....
but as you understand the Book will be like a real novel,
at least what I hope when you reads it,
but no fact will be wrong.
On my heart
Next year,1938, a merger with JLC,
just to survive !
But they never gave up their name, Vacheron&Constantin !
But in thoose times it was the same for all big names VC, AP and PP,
they bought their movements from underdeliverers!
Which of course was rignt and still would be,
if not some id-ots,
had not been starting the absolute absurd discussion,
about inhouse or own fabricated....
I have a Audi TT, which is owned by VW, who is owned by Porsche!
And it has a 4WD (the TT) which is the same as Porsche Turbo or Bentley Continental,
which is owned by VW, that owns Audi.....
Get the idea.
Inhouse or not,
we gentlemen at this club,
will never have that silly discussion here at anytime...
Back to our lovely Vacheron&Constantin
Problem is that few watches are on the market,
because they stays in the family.
The last is something PP has stolen,
and uses as advertisement nowadays!
From VC's catalogue 1950 you can read, and this I got from my dear friend Bill, WHL,
moderator of VC at the PuristS, where we all started our WIS careers,
BTW. Alex were the FIRST poster at ThePuristS :
And in the folder you can read 1950 !!!!
compare that to PP's advertisement of today......
And gentlemen/ladies sorry
Read this letter to VC's Ad's 1950
Once again Bill thanks for your information
Who is the king?
Who is the copymaker,
I will not name any countries,
but there are similarilties....
Cheers from yor own