This was my grandfather's Vacheron Constantin. Can you help me identify it?

Hey! First off, I am completely new to the VC brand. I've known about it for a long time and I understand the prestige associated with it but I don't know much else beyond that. My grandfather left behind this watch when he passed and we've held on to it without knowing much about when it was bought, what modeal it is, etc. I was wondering if anyone could help me pin down any details about this watch. 


I did some research online but again I don't know much so forgive my ignorance. I read somewhere that in 1972 they switched from "swiss" at the VI position to "swiss made" is that true? If so than this would be pre 72? Also that the lack of the & means it is either late 60's or early 70's.. is that true? That would place this watch most likely in 1970 or 1971. Which does make sense for when my grandfather would have bought it. 

Thanks in advance, ANY help in gathering info on this would be GREATLY appreciated. I plan on taking it in to a VC store for service and more info eventually but I was hoping to gather as much as I could before that.



Lovely watch!
04/11/2016 - 22:22

The best course would be to put the numbers from the back of the case and from the movement here.  These are the case number and the movement number.  That is the best way to find out.  From those pieces of information, the VC Concierge (whom you can call on the phone - contact is at VC wbesite) or maybe our fearless leader Alex can tell you what reference it is and when it was produced.

Re: Lovely watch!
04/11/2016 - 22:25

Thanks! I have to get home from work to take a second look at the number on the movement. forgot to write it down! darn. The number on the back is 667106

04/11/2016 - 22:44

Hi Danny,

See if this model works:


Vacheron Constantin Ultra-Thin Vintage 1970s CAL. 1003 REF. 33003

I did a search looking for the unique hands on your grandfather's watch.

Good luck and I hope the news is good. I don't have a picture of the c. 1003 ébauche.


04/11/2016 - 23:21

Case (esp lugs) are way different. Good try though. 

04/12/2016 - 02:32


Yeah, the lugs were off a mile, but the hands weren't bad.

Think you nailed it!
04/12/2016 - 14:41

Good one.

Re: This was my grandfather's Vacheron Constantin. Can you help me identify it?
04/11/2016 - 23:01

So I think I've got it. 


REF. 92060


Movement # 792476

Hi Danny, welcome to THL
04/12/2016 - 00:20

The Ref. # describes the case of the watch.  It's what we use to differentiate it from other VC designs.  Ref. 92060 is an older member of the Historiques collection.  I like the smooth, round design.

Your pictures are not very clear

The Case serial number is the 6-digit number engraved on the first picture you provided.  Please give us that number. 

Once we have both case and movement serial numbers, then VC can check them and provide the specific year of manufacture.

There is a number on your movement that has a gold border around it, that is the Cal. #...which is the name of the movement.  Please share that with us as well, as I cannot read the number.

BR, Dan

Re: Hi Danny, welcome to THL
04/12/2016 - 07:51

Thank you I have actually reached out to VC with all the necessary numbers and they are going to help me get all the info I need! Thanks everybody