Some history.

1935 Vacheron&Constantin believed they had their 150 anniversity,
they didn't know the company was 30 years oldersmiley
They made a series of Jubileum watches using old 11 lignes pocket movements.
They turned the pocket watch movement and that's whythe seconds are at 9 o'clock
and the crown is at three o'clock, where we are used to see it!

Some history.

In the middle of the 1930s Vacheron&Constantin had a capacity of making about 3.000 watches and movements per year.
1937 they produced a total of 439 watches and movements of all kind!
Hard times.
1938 Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron&Constantin became one company, but they kept their identities.
1965 Georges Ketterer made Vacheron&Constantin an independent watchmaker again.

Cheers

Doc
Re: Some history.
03/21/2012 - 06:46
A nice piece of history.  Thanks a lot!
The Doc is back :-) you are correct and a few years later they
03/21/2012 - 10:47
documentation was found dating the creation of the brand as of 1755 and not 1785!
Beautiful Jubilee... recently revived in the Patrimony Traditionelle
03/21/2012 - 18:08
line-up with the off-center small seconds sub-dial
The fine thing is
03/25/2012 - 13:59
that you can easily convert the wrist watch to an pocket watch smiley Cheers Doc