some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch

following the worldtimer discussion below here are some more scans of one of VC's worldtime pocket watches from 1946


some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch

some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch

some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch

some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch

some more scans of the VC Worldtime pocket watch
VC Worldtime table clock
04/28/2010 - 19:17
that's a rare bird! Had never seen one :-)
04/28/2010 - 19:23
nt
Very cool! Would you be so kind to fill us in with your famous details
04/28/2010 - 21:38
on this very rare piece? That is also a great shot. Many thanks, Tim
My pleasure!
04/29/2010 - 06:51

I do not own the piece, but did some research for general interest.  As described by Vacheron's Heritage Dept, these distinctive table clocks were created as display pieces for their retail outlets to provide a reference time for customers.  They appeared in a few configurations.  One of these circa 1930's ship's wheel-styled clocks was previously revealed on the forum (click here to see the post). Sotheby's This next design from the 30's and 40's has been erroneously referred to as a "helm watch" possibly because of the similarity to the gimbal mounting of a ship's watch. Antiquorum The bronze housing measures 70mm across the face.  Stands were of mahogany or burl walnut.  The time was adjusted by rotating one of the posts.   Finally, the Worldtime version pictured here was cased in 1947 with a movement manufactured in 1937.  While not approaching the value of the wrist or pocket Worldtimers, it does represent an unusual branch of the VC family. Heritage Galleries

Many thanks Dean, really fascinating stuff, now let's see what the
04/30/2010 - 02:35
past does to influence the next creation! Great pictures. Best, Tim
Wait, there's more!
04/30/2010 - 03:44
So how do you suppose the store clocks were able to provide the most accurate time for customers and public alike? With a Heure Exacte reference chronometer! According to Antiquorum, this 1929 deck chronometer model was adapted for use by VC's agents to check the time at various retail boutiques.