Vacheron Constantin Catalog 1996 (with US Retail Price List)

Hello Loungers,

With the encouragement of Dean, I am presenting the 1996 Catalog with US Retail Price List (at the end of the thread).  Please pardon the photography, I don't have a good set-up for this type of photography.  I believe all of the pages are legible though.  I tried to reproduce them as true to their printed presentation as possible (not cutting "dead space", etc.)  Remember to click on them to see them in "full size", the previews in the thread get cropped a bit.  By the way, the beloved 47101/000P and a jump hour are both in this catalog.

So, without further ado, hang your Claudia Schiffer poster back up, put Jerry Maguire in the VHS player, put Celine Dion on the cassette player and do the Macarena, because here we go back to 1996 to enjoy the collections: Les Historiques; Les Absolues; Les Essentielles; Les Complications; Phidias; and, I believe the first ever, Overseas.  (I realize all of these cultural references may not translate to non-US loungers, but I can only do what I can do, so enjoy).




Wonderful, well done
05/22/2014 - 22:27

some real gems there, great to see the first year of the Overseas

Thank you! This is terrific
05/23/2014 - 00:09

I love the description of the Overseas -- still true for the current Overseas generation.

The price list is fascinating.surprise




Re: Vacheron Constantin Catalog 1996 (with US Retail Price List)
05/23/2014 - 03:56

Thanks Jaime, grat job!

And thanks for including the price list. It is definitely as Robert said: "Fascinating"!

The price of the repeater is particularly interesting when you compare it to the current repeater with the Cal. 1731.


Re: Vacheron Constantin Catalog 1996 (with US Retail Price List)
05/23/2014 - 07:33

Well done. I am intrigued by the historiques with sub dial at 3 and crown at 12. Also intrigued by few more pieces.

Re: Vacheron Constantin Catalog 1996 (with US Retail Price List)
05/23/2014 - 13:38

Well done, thanksyes

excellent find I am surprised that many prices have not
05/26/2014 - 15:23

changed drastically since 1996 (the minute repeater) 

I was surprised by that too. Now the Overseas... Well that's another story (nt)
05/26/2014 - 15:56
Thank You Soooo Much!
05/27/2014 - 12:02

This is a gem for me as at least three of the watches in my collection appear in this catalog.  I, too, was surprised that the prices were as high as they are in these lists!

Great, I am glad it helped you.
05/27/2014 - 14:43

I see you are in NYC.  I will be there on business next week.  Staying in the Times Square area, generally.  May try to stop in to the VC Boutique, if my schedule permits.