FOR VC OWNERS. Does anyone knows where can we find more info on the House origins, especially from the 1819 archive, when Constantin became an associate...

We already check on THE BOOK: "UN HISTOIRE DANNS L´HISTOIRE", and has not been enough, above all because we don´t see information on Museum Unique pieces!!!

Thank you for any information...

2 excellent books on VC history: The World Of Vacheron Constantin by
08/24/2007 - 23:48

Dominique Flechon and The Secrets of Vacheron Constantin by Franco Cologni. I'm sure you'll find your answers in these two books. 

Re: 2 excellent books on VC history: The World Of Vacheron Constantin
08/25/2007 - 05:10

I would also add The World of Vacheron Constantin Geneve by Carole Lambelet and Lorette Coen, The Art of Vacheron Constantin by Antiquorum for their November 1994 auction (lots of correspondence between Vacheron and Constantin) and the more recent 250th Anniversary catalogue from Antiquorum.



thanks Joseph, my mistake regarding the World of VC which I unrightly
08/25/2007 - 11:22

attributed to Dominique Flechon and not Lamblet and Coen.

These have a lot information !
08/25/2007 - 10:59

The two books mentioned above are of course the giants,

and a must have, but there are others!

This is the auction catalogue for Antiquorum from 1994, which contains about 70 pages of text,

most intersting!

Especially the letter exchange between Vacheron and Constantin, about 40 of the pages.

This elegant book is 274 pages.

The auction catalogue for the first 250 years(!) of watchmaking from VC, from 2005.

Very informative. 475 pages!

AND this one, of course

This one of the best!

By Anton Kreuzer.

In German, but it has all facts about watches and movements up to 1970s.

Also easy to follow, even if you don't read German!

80 pages.

Search the internet for these.

The first one is hard to get, but the other two,

use to pop up on ebay from time to time.

Good luck


08/26/2007 - 11:41

Still one has to agree that there is not a real good cataloque with more excact information

about calibers ref. numbers and most of all the secret of the numbering of the cases

which I believe nobody understands.


the Kreutzer definately will answer your requests. regarding reference
08/26/2007 - 14:44

numbers I am currently working on an online catalogue for The Hour Lounge but it is an extremely time consumming job and will take some time to set up.

As for the case numbering I don't think that any brand actually has released info on the system they use!