Can anyone provide information on the "Liberte" (photos below) manufactured to
commemorate 700 years of the Confederatio Helvetica (the founding of Switzerland)?
I'm interesting in maybe purchasing this watch but cannot find much info
about it. I've been searching the Internet with little luck.
I'm knew to watches and VC in particular and wonder if anyone knows
about this watch or where I can write to VC to get specific information??
I've seen a few listed on vintage watch sites here in Japan and have
gone and looked at 2 in person. It's an absolute testament to the
beauty of simplicity. Subtle, clutter-free dial but eluring in only all
white and 18K yellow gold. The one I saw today is the only one I have
seen so far with a box, leather folder, VC garantee card (dated Oct 1991), instructions,
etc. The one I am interested doesn't seem to have the original strap, but has original gold
buckle. Would not having original strap matter much with a "sort of
I'm curious to know the numbers produced, movement, how it compares to
other VCs, and as to whether it might be (become) a collector's item?
I really like the design, regardless. The closest I can find in terms of
looks is the Les Historiques (Square Toledo). It may have been
made only for the Asian (Japanese?) market. Sadly, the only websites
that refer to this watch are those "replica sites". Scary.
All I know is this: it was made in 1991 to commemorate 700 years of the
founding of CH. It's 18K YG, has a caliber 1015, and is
Thanks for any info you can provide.