photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

exhibition.

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1755: Pocket-watch

Silver, enamel dial

Diameter: 4.5 cm

Caliber 16'', round, in gilt brass, verge escapement, three-arm annular balance, barrel with fusee, worked balance-cock, key winding and setting

First known pocket watch created by the founder of the Manufacture.

Movement engraved with the inscription: "J:M:Vacheron A GENEVE"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1929: The King Fouad (Vacheron Constantin's 2nd most complicated pocket watch)

Split-second chronograph, perpetual calendar, moon phases, minute-repeater on three gongs, Grande Sonnerie chiming the hours and quarters on three gongs, Petite Sonnerie chiming the quarters on three gongs, perpetual calendar, age and moon phases, round, in German silver, lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, “Breguet” balance-spring, micrometric regulator, 46 jewels

18K yellow gold, enamel, enamel dial

Back with enameled coat-of-arms of King Fouad I

Diameter: 6.75 cm

Caliber RA 21'',

Pocket watch presented by the Swiss Colony in Egypt to King Fouad I in 1929

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1778: Pocket-watch

Silver, enamel dial

Line engraving on the case

Diameter: 4.5 cm

Caliber 16", round, in gilt brass, verge escapement, three-arm annular balance, flat balance-spring, barrel with fusee, decorated balance-cock, key winding and setting

 photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1923: Pocket-watch

Yellow gold, enamel, enamel dial, engraved movement

Gold movement with line engraving, decorated bezel, case-back adorned with an enamelled miniature reproducing the painting Les Bergers d'Arcadie by Nicolas Poussin

Double back cover engraved using the pounced ornament technique and depicting a pastoral scene. Movement with line engraving of two angels

Diameter: 5 cm

Caliber 17'' medium, round in German silver, lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, flat balance-spring, micrometer adjustment index, 18 jewels

Painted by a leading early 20th century Geneva miniaturist in enamels, Marie Goll.

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1830: Pocket watch

Yellow gold, gilt silver dial

Guilloché case, engraved case band using the pounced ornament technique, various guilloché patterns on the dial

Diameter: 4.8 cm

Caliber 19'', round, in gilt brass, cylinder escapement, three-arm annular balance , flat balance-spring, simple adjustment index, 4 holes with jewels, key winding and setting

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1824: Pocket-watch

Yellow gold, enamel, silver dial

Champlevé enameled case

Diameter: 5.5 cm

Caliber 21'', round, in gilt brass, cylinder escapement, three-arm annular balance, flat balance-spring, simple adjustment index, 4 holes with jewels, key winding and setting

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

1917: Lady's wristwatch

Platinum, emerald, brilliant-cut diamonds, 8/8-cut diamonds, silvered dial

Closed-set engraved emerald, claw-set diamonds, bead-set diamonds, millegrain decoration

Dimensions: 2.02 x 1.8 cm

Caliber RA 6'' 12/12, round, in German silver, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, flat balance-spring, simple adjustment index, 18 jewels

photos of some of the watches to be exhibited at the "Treasures of VC"

Did Vacheron have to buy back the King Fouad pocket watch? (nt)
05/30/2011 - 16:31

cool

nope its on loan!
05/30/2011 - 16:39

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Too much beauty...my eyes hurt!!
05/30/2011 - 17:56

Oh god, all of those pieces are to marvelous for words.  I'd love to hear some comments from VC's current enamelers about the champleve work on that astonishing 1824 piece...is this something they might consent to Alex?

I'll ask but the watch is currently in Singaopore so it'll have to
05/30/2011 - 18:18

wait until the end of the exhibition