Vintage VC dial

Dear all Loungers,

I have been offered a vintage VC manufactured sometime between 1949-1951 with movement cal. 453/3B and sub-secondhand.  I notice that the dial bears the wording of "VACHERON CONSTANTIN".

May I know whether the brand is called "Vacheron Constantin" or "Vacheron & Constantin" during that period?  Whether is it possible that the dial for that period will read "VACHERON CONSTANTIN"?

Your input would be much appreciated.



Hi Ling, it is most probably a redial as VC took the & out of its
03/05/2008 - 12:18

name in 1974, therefore your dial should read Vacheron & Constantin

Hi Alex, thanks for your prompt reply. You are a VC walking bible.
03/05/2008 - 14:18

This is what I suspected that the dial had been redone.  Thanks again.



03/05/2008 - 14:23

was a bad year for Vacheron&Constantin

I want the & back again


Just look and enjoy, how beautiful the name is,

when it's spelled like it should !


keep on pushing, Doc, I am sure at one point you'll be able to
03/05/2008 - 14:48

convince them!

Lets start a petition ;) (nt)
03/05/2008 - 15:28


Thanks guys, I have an idea !
03/05/2008 - 17:13

Shouldn't we start :

                                The Hour & Lounge

                     The Vacheron & Constantin

                              Discussion Forum

LOL !!


03/05/2008 - 17:15

Brilliant idea Doc!

Exactly we can add
03/05/2008 - 17:36

Vacheron & Constantin since 1&7&5&5

03/05/2008 - 20:54


LOL! Doc & Alex, you guys give me GAS! (not the one my car can use)
03/05/2008 - 17:47

If Doc succeeds in putting the "&" back where it belongs, I will be forced to get another VC (V&C) with the new (restored) brand name on!

Still, it is worth a try!



let me let you in on a little secret
03/05/2008 - 17:57

JC Torres (VC CEO) agrees with Doc

Let's see what the future has in line for us...

If the BIG guy is OK with it, it is just a matter of time then... nt
03/05/2008 - 18:09

Mr Torres is a fine man !
03/05/2008 - 20:57

You just made my day, Alex


OMG! There goes the neighborhood...
03/06/2008 - 00:52

Well, with Doc and everyone else's backing, maybe Mr. Torres can convince the gods at Richmonte HQ to revert back to V&C soon.

When that happens, I hope the new V&C will give us some of the old VC marked items as memorabilia for those dark days when V&C lost the ampersand.

Then maybe Doc will add another modern V&C to keep his Regulator company.

Let us keep our fingers crossed.



The very first day I'll buy a new one :-)
03/06/2008 - 08:16


I think an even more modern version can be considered:
03/05/2008 - 20:23

V4ch3r0n & C0n5t4nt1n - in the hood since way before any of you was born

very hip, very "plugged-in", very "whatever-the-new-words-are-now".

Actually, it doesn't look like a bad password with all the letters, characters and all that. I'm always trying to find a stupid password I can remember.

LOL! I think I will stick with the "&" if you don't mind (nt)
03/06/2008 - 00:46