V&C 194?

Hallo !

i am new here by i have for some 1,5 year a Vacheron Constantin in ss case with gold numbers year is about 1940 - 1950 in between

have you any coments or opinion but this case ?

pictures here V&C 194?

V&C 194?

Very nice, I love that clean dial
11/27/2007 - 23:26

You might provide pictures of the back and inside the back cover and the movement itself. The movement serial numbers can help to narrow down the exact year of production.

I believe that its the Ref 27 made in the mid 40s I love this watch it
11/27/2007 - 23:27

is both simple an yet filled with subtle elements. I love the YG hands and numerals.

VC also made some versions in two tone cases where the bezzel was in gold, either yellow or rose gold.

Here is a scan of a two tone case model I recently saw

welcome to the Lounge

Very Nice, I prefer yours to the YG
11/27/2007 - 23:55

Welcome to HL

Great watch
11/28/2007 - 04:51

The dial is so elegant and clean.  Thats a classic that will never go out of style.  Wear it in good health.

Best regards,


I hate to go against Alex...
11/28/2007 - 05:10
But to my eyes this looks like a Reference 4217. Bill
Maybe but the Ref 4217 has a thinner
11/28/2007 - 11:05

bezzel and this one seems to have a rather large bezzel. But I could be wrong as we are judging on photos

Ref 4217 scan courtesy of Antiquorum

Re: V&C 194?
11/28/2007 - 05:59

Beautiful dial, The clean elegant curves really are quite stunning.

Congrats!. Its difficult to take your eyes off it!!


Re: V&C 194?
11/28/2007 - 09:27

Hi again !

Thank you all for comments: rest pictures I will post in a few day time.

in same shop was posible to purchase almost same VC in Gold/steel - but I was fall in love with SS case. an gold nubers - they simple and elgant - if you not expert you will newer value it ) so i in my opinion hiden beauty

this VC works perfectly deviation +- i dont remeber but in Lavia wach shop - people was a bit stouned whae saw them.

I have a purchasing sertificate with all details - i will post it today

Looking forward to more scans (nt)
11/28/2007 - 11:06


11/28/2007 - 19:48

heya !

so body Nr. 280375/11/4

movment Nr. 467332

Pictures of moovment wil be maybe till friday - I am afraid to open back case at home

Re: V&C 194?
11/28/2007 - 21:07
Nice watch, MadDog! I really like the clean dial, and I do like the use of the two tone metals (this one actually comes as a surprise to me, because on paper this is something I am not too found of). So congratulations (even though you've had the watch for a while), and welcome to the Lounge - you'll find it to be the nicest place on the web!
Very nice watch!! when did the cross logo appear on the face then?
11/30/2007 - 22:24

Stunning watch. I love classic elegant watches... Mine has same hands, same small seconds subdial.

I have one question for the historians out there: I was surprised not to see the cross logo on the face of the watches shown in this thread, which prompts me to ask: when did they start putting these on the dials?


The Maltese Cross logo was regularly used on the dials starting the 50
12/01/2007 - 17:24


Re: The Maltese Cross logo was regularly used on the dials starting the 50
12/04/2007 - 20:24

Thanks. I can't believe I didn't actually know this.