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Vacheron Constantin Museum Piece Verger Freres Rock Crystal Pendant Watch

Documentation Signed
Origin Switzerland
Period 1900-1949
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1910
Description The present piece is a museum condition timepiece dating back to the approximately 1912. The movement signed by Vacheron & Constantin and the case signed for "VF " for Verger Freres. The timepiece is encased in a pave diamond set rock crystal shaped pendant and is magnificently suspended from a very long platinum & diamond chain measuring 27 inches from the neck to the lariat platinum diamond wreath. Both the dial and the reverse side are made from hand carved white Jade which is designed by the famous porcelain and engraver artist

The present motif on this timepiece is called " the sound of music " which was a popular theme found in renaissance and other neoclassical works of art dating as far back as the 1600s. For closer appreciation please refer to the additional close up images for better examinations

The measurements are as follows

Length of top of chain to bottom of pendant :

Drop Length from the lariat wreath to the bottom of the pendant :

Width of the pendant across the case :

With of the pendant top to bottom of case :

Full length of chain:

Additional details about this piece

Vacheron & Constantin

Founded in 1755 Vacheron Constantin stands as the oldest watch manufacturing company in Geneva. Over the years of its uninterrupted production Vacheron Constantin remained dedicated to being at the forefront of technical innovations and design as the company motto indicates, "Do better if possible and that is always possible".
Because of their innovative methods for creating thin and small movements it made them a desire-able preference when an important project required such type of movements to create the challenging designs such as a movement that can fit securely into a finely carved rock crystal pendant watch.

In addition to the innovation with the movement, verger freres was employed to design a case which was their specialty and also a know partner of Vacheron Constantine during this period. Some of the most important pieces Vacheron & Constantin has ever produced have been collaborative works with the firm Verger Freres.

Verger Freres

The name "Verger Frères", a synonym for watches, clocks and jewelery of unparalleled creativity and design, inevitably evokes the ever popular Art Deco period. The celebrated house was founded in Paris in 1872 by the talented jeweler and watchmaker Ferdinand Verger (1851-1928). His sons Georges and Henri, as gifted as their father, joined the firm which, in 1911, was renamed Verger Frères, introducing the famous trademark "VF" in a lozenge-shaped stamp, the acknowledged mark for the most esteemed Art Deco pieces. In the years to follow, the manufacture reached its peak, excelling in the production of the most creative designs of the period. Verger Frères creations are distinguished by their innovative use of precious materials and the outstanding workmanship of their watches, clocks, stands, jewellery and frames. Although often associated with Vacheron & Constantin, Verger also worked with all of the great houses of the time, among them Ostertag, Van Cleef & Arpels, Janesich, Lacloche, Jaeger and Boucheron in Europe, and Tiffany, Black, Starr & Frost, Spalding & Co. and J. E. Caldwell in the United States, just to name some.

Verger's partnership with Vacheron & Constantin started as early as 1879 when Ferdinand became the agent of the Geneva firm in Paris. The combination of the watch manufacturer's technical know-how and Verger's outstanding creativity and skillfulness resulted in the creation of extraordinary watches and clocks, such as the present necklace watch, standing out by its superb design and quality.

To add a further level of interesting manufacturing provenance the present necklace is further attributed to the maker Lalique because of hand carved crystal work and the existing relationships between Vacheron Constantin and Lalique and other known examples which the three firms produced similar pieces to the present example.

For a similar example , please find
Lot # 393 , Antiquorum April 2003, Geneva
Which was sold for $ 218,000 CHF
Gemstones Rock Crystal
Metals Platinum
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Artist Jewelry, Rare Jewels, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 240514
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