Scanday Scanday !

This is one of my absolute favourites from Vacheron&Constantin.
From 1938, true Art Deco design, which I adore.
It’s a lady’s watch, 24x24 mm.

Scanday Scanday !

Scanday Scanday !

Central lugs with hinge, that you easy snap open,
to change bracelet, when you wish!

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Cal. 9’’’, rhodium plated with “Geneva waves”.
Blue flat spring balance-spring.

Blue steeled hands.

And square, with sharp edges !

Scanday Scanday !

I manged to buy it at an auction abroad, on telephone,
the other remaining competitior's telephoneline fortunately broke down....
It showed to be the Vacheron Constantin Museum ! 
Mr Vuilliomenet asked the day after if I would sell it to them,
but since they already had one, nearly identical,
I decided that I would appreciate it more :-)

Scanday Scanday !

The underlying picture is from “Secrets of Vacheron Constantin”.

This is my Scanday Scanday contribution for this week,

but I hope some one else will open a new Scanday Scanday next Monday.

It's important that we all participate and start new posts!

So come on and show some nice pics on this thread, and please,

next Monday I hope someone else take a step forward and begin the Scanday Scanday thread :-)


ready for take off
05/21/2007 - 16:17

Doc your watch is fascinating in its design: the semi circles in a square case...very impressive and intiguing!!

Not a VC for me today but a Urwek 103 however 2 things bring Urwerk and VC together. Both the 103 and the Hommage Aux Grands explorateur models use the same Maltese Cross system for the rotating discs and Thomas Baumgartner the genius watchmaker behind Urwerk started his career at Vacheron Constantin!

That I didn't know!
05/21/2007 - 16:46

This gives a good answer why he can create such unique watches,

he has been to the best school of them all, VC :-)

I love the 103, especially in that shape you have, Alex,

and it's fun with the Malteser Cross !

From the beginning it was made for not overturning the mainspring, as a stop,

and now it's the symbol of Vacheron Constantin, and Urwerk use it as a function,

and none of the modern watches use it, in it's primary meaning :-)


Here's what is on my wrist today
05/21/2007 - 17:28

Ah, that's the one I like !
05/21/2007 - 17:33

That's the "small" one, isn't it?

Love that dial!



Yes, 34mm (nt)
05/21/2007 - 17:57


NIIICE! Did you know that
05/21/2007 - 17:34

Dufour's daughter who worked with him for a couple of years started her career with the high horology department of Vacheron Constantin?

Yes i knew (nt)
05/21/2007 - 17:58


I don't work for VC but...
05/21/2007 - 18:18

I do work (very hard) for my VC's .

Nowhere near Doc's and Alex' collections, but hopefully I will be

able to hypnotize the wife long enough to add another one this year... 

By the way, it was the Jubilee for me today. 

Cheers!  Kazumi

(P.S.  Don't ask me about the the background)

Fortnum Jubilee tea to drink while wearing the Jubilé 1755? OK OK
05/21/2007 - 18:49

sorry for the corny joke

Re: Fortnum Jubilee tea to drink while wearing the Jubilé 1755? OK OK
05/22/2007 - 02:53

No, I'M sorry.  I couldn't resist the Jubile connection either.

Glad you noticed though. 

You are on your way!
05/21/2007 - 20:44

Good start, just keep on for some years,

more than three Vacheron Constantin is a collection,

that's when you can say the magic words:

" In my collection, I have...."  :-)


Re: You are on your way!
05/22/2007 - 03:11

Thanks, Doc...So I am just one piece away to having a "VC collection".

Looking back, I wish I had placed an order for theContemporaine

Excellence Platine instead of getting a PP annual calendar (a ref. 5146,

now in the shop for a second servicing in less than a year!).  Oh well,

maybe I will settle for the regular production model.


The PP is a versatile watch and gets its share of praise (the "Patek" effect

on the hoi polloi?) but somehow, it does not sing as sweetly or move the

soul as much as a VC.

Excellence Platine collection
05/22/2007 - 17:13

I love the Excellence Platine collection, the dials have such an "industrial" look. it would be my dream to own one of these but I never saw one on a shop window!! Sold before hitting the stores.

Here's a rough photo I took at SIHH 2006

I tried it on,
05/23/2007 - 00:05

and it was Maestro's Dom. Bernaz's watch.

It really felt compact, tight and slim.

On Dom's big wrist it looks like 37 mm does on mine.

It's still the only thing that holds me back,

the size.

For a more normal/thin wrist like mine.

I really wish the would do one 36-38 mm,

then I would be the first to buy one.

Still, since it's so beautiful in all shapes,

I probably end up with a RG 40 mm quite soon.

The one we saw in Paris.....

But PT is PT, and you are right,

it's a lousy pic :-)

On the other hand I haven't seen any pic, not even VC's own,

that gives just the PT version it's special elegance.

It's a watch you must see in real life !


Alex, Doc, you guys are really killing me!
05/23/2007 - 03:35

Now I really have to find a big rock to hit my head with!

Just like Doc (and Alex too, I suppose), the only thing I am not too fond of with this watch is the 40mm size.

But as Doc mentioned, the extra appeal of the PT version is more than enough to tip the scale!  Unfortunately,

I amprobably a bit too late, AND the wife will probably get the same big rock and hit my head even harder if I

spend that kind of money on another watch (after getting the Toledo and PP 5146 last year).

That is why I am also seriously considering the WG or RG version.  Both are also very nice (and much more

affordable) and I am slowly getting used to the 40mm size.  I just wished I had gotten one a long time ago -

before the many price increases that have come since their introduction.  Alright, where's that rock...

The 1st time I saw the Patrimony Contemporaine I thought "what the
05/23/2007 - 11:49

@*%hd" ? 40mm seemed way too big now a few years later I find the watch just so appealing that a RG version really would rock my boat.

Sometime soon I'll be posting something which may attarct you alot

My sentiments exactly, Alex.
05/24/2007 - 02:55

It is funny how a watch can grow on you. 

Although in this case (no pun intended), I had always loved the design of the watch itself, except for the 40mm case size. 

If I my wrists were a little larger, I probably would have gotten one a long time ago.

I am looking forward to your next post, Alex.  Many options is always a welcome problem!

Kazumi, it's only a matter of time,
05/23/2007 - 09:05

since you already has the passion


More of a matter of money, Doc...LOL! (nt)
05/24/2007 - 02:48