a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

visiting the Vacheron Constantin workshops is already a treat but beling allowed into the high complications department is what WIS dreams are made of a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Have a good week end guys a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

The Entrance

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

In a room right before entering the ateliers wax figures are set up representing how watchmakers (or cabinotiers) used to work at Jean-Marc Vacheron's time.

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

The amazing Saint Gervais

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Hommage aux Grands Explorateurs

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Perpetual calendar pocket watch made only on commission

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Skeleton minute repeater

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Underdial of a minute repeater (how's this for finish of non visible parts?!!!)

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Malte tourbillon "dial side"

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Malte tourbillon back plate

a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department

Re: a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department
09/07/2007 - 18:35

Thanks for the great photos Alex! Getting to see how complicated some of VC's timepieces can get and how amazingly they are finished is a stunning sight. The Saint Gervais is at the top of my wish list, too bad I just don't have that kind of dough.

Thanks again.

Mike

Love the perpetual pocket watch!
09/08/2007 - 00:52

Do you rember "the special offer" I got, when we visit them 2005 ?

Clearly out of my range, sorry to say

But it's so stunning, even more in real life,

then in your magnificent pic !

Doc

Like a kid in the candy store...
09/08/2007 - 07:32
I want it all! Bill
Waa, the Minute Repeater!!!Thanks Alex!! (nt)
09/08/2007 - 10:23

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here's the repeater with the dial on
09/08/2007 - 16:16

perpetual calendar minute repeater in YG

Thank you for this picture Alex...
09/08/2007 - 17:19

...but I broadly prefer the Repeater without dial, even if I don't have the calendar functions! :)

Re: a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department
09/08/2007 - 18:42

Thank you alex it was a graet journey

Victor

Re: a peak into Vacheron Constantin's high complications department
09/09/2007 - 08:15

These are not timepieces...these are works of art.

The skeleton minute repeater is something to die for, and the Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch has a magnetic presence that is difficult to define. It just draws you in...I noticed this when I first saw the picture on VC's website.