You And The Collector Are Only ‘one Step Away’ …

Recently, during the chat with many young fans, Xiao Ha was often asked a question. In fact, this question has always troubled Xiao Ha himself. That is how to really have a Antique table. First of all, we need to understand the scarcity and collection value of antique watches! The antique watch itself is a scarce item and cannot be measured by the quantity recorded in the literature. Excluding those that have been depleted and flowing into the hands of various foundations, museums or collectors, only 30% of them are still circulating on the market. Among them, antique watches with a near-perfect state, even with a certain era style, may only exist for 1%, which is truly unthinkable. Therefore, if you want to collect antique watches, it may not be a big ‘problem’ for many watch collectors, but it is really not for young watch enthusiasts who are still junior. Rong! easy! CONFUSION: Which one to buy? how to buy? As for the timepieces, the deeper you know, the deeper you love. Which watch enthusiasts do not want to have a few ‘legendary’ or ‘rare’ antique watches within the scope of their ability. However, according to our three co-founders, clocks over 50 years can be called ‘antique watches’. For young watch enthusiasts, more than 50 years of timepieces, I’ve probably heard a lot, but I haven’t seen much. In this way, buying an antique watch is basically equal to ‘luck’ and ‘grab blindness.’ In addition to the ability to read watches, there are actually many concerns for young watch fans to stagnate when buying antique watches, such as the problems encountered by the following watch fans: Little friends, recently considered taking my first life An antique watch. Can I only buy it at antique stores? Or go to the auction house to bid? When I went abroad, I saw a bracelet watch in a used shop. I really like it. However, I am not sure if it is genuine or not, and I did n’t buy it at last. It’s a pity that I finally couriered the antique watch I bought from overseas auctions to my hands. Why does the pointer come off? !! Wow, there are so many antique watches of various brands, how do you choose them? In other words, how can I repair my antique watch hands? Do you want to take it back to Switzerland for repair? SOLUTION: Certified! More protection! The so-called beginning of everything is difficult, not to mention that collecting such a thing is very dependent on experience and expertise. There is always a saying among collectors, that is, there is no tuition fee for collecting. However, it’s all 9102 years, don’t we have a way to make everyone pay less or less? Not to mention, Xiaoha really found a ‘shortcut’ recently. Not long ago, Xiao Ha followed our co-founders to visit the time ‘compassionate love’ held in Shanghai Vacheron Constantin House-Masterpiece Exhibition of Vacheron Constantin. Meet Vacheron Constantin’s ‘Les Collectionneurs’ collectors’ antique timepieces. After further understanding, I found that this series may become the best choice for young watch fans to start antique watches. Before the 1930s, pocket watches still played the leading role in the watch market. It was not until the 1950s that watches were launched on a large scale, and a trend of blossoming flowers emerged. In the middle of the 1940s, there were only a few watch and clock works interviewed for various reasons such as war. The ‘Les Collectionneurs’ collectors’ antique timepieces were carefully selected by experts from Vacheron Constantin’s historical heritage department, using the rich resources of the brand to search and collect through auction houses, private collectors and other channels. It includes masterpieces of timepieces from different periods since the brand was founded, mainly collecting pocket watches from 1910 to 1930, and watches before 1970 (especially watches from 1940 to 1960). Its collection value is beyond doubt. Vacheron Constantin is particularly obsessed with the concept of inheritance. It has never interrupted production for more than 260 years, and has accumulated a large number of amazing archives. Even the correspondence between the brand and its customers was archived. Rich archives and more than 1,500 The collection of timepieces tells the profound history of Vacheron Constantin. Historical archives of Vacheron Constantin Thanks to this, Vacheron Constantin has the ability to accept and repair all works since the brand was born, no matter what period Vacheron Constantin timepieces are produced, the brand watchmaker can perform them. Maintenance and repair, which is very rare in the field of watchmaking. These antique watches recently exhibited and sold in the brand’s factory will be professionally restored (repaired as old) by the restorer based on historical data. If necessary, the antique watch can also replace the original original parts (the brand keeps a lot of precious inventory), or create the parts in the traditional way in the workshop. Watches can be guaranteed from operation to status. The restored “Les Collectionneurs” collector’s antique timepieces are regularly displayed and sold at tasting events at Vacheron Constantin stores around the world. You can buy it at the store, avoiding the risk of international logistics. In addition, each timepiece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a 2-year warranty (the same as the warranty period of the brand’s regular series), which should be the first in the high-end watch category. As for the price issue, from a comprehensive perspective, the overall cost performance is very high. These antique watches have very high requirements for their condition when they were initially collected, and it is very difficult to find them. In addition, after the professional repair of the brand, they also provide various after-sale guarantees. You have to know that if the original watch was repaired before the 1970s, the repair cost would basically be 5,000 Swiss francs. Co-founder Ding Zhifang ‘points to the puzzle’: Over the years, Vacheron Constantin, which was relatively easy to find, has gradually disappeared from the second-hand market. I want to find some good things like new and not overused. I can only go to the auction house. Bid here, or find friends in the collection circle. The ‘Les Collectionneurs’ collection series provides another way for collectors and watch fans to collect. For example, the ‘Giraffe’ (GIRAFFA) I have been looking for, also known as a drop-shaped lug round watch, has been shown in the latest tour, and belongs to the type that can be sold to customers: 18K gold shell, hour, minute, second and third hands. Produced in 1945, the original surface is still maintained. Time ‘Watch’ Love Vacheron Constantin’s masterpiece exhibition ‘Les Collectionneurs’ The collector series represents the other side of Vacheron Constantin, as Christian Selmoni, director of style and heritage, said: ‘This series continues the precious connection between the past and the present, making taste connoisseurs Collectors can directly obtain well-repaired antique timepieces through the brand, with genuine quality assurance, and antique watch tasting events held around the world have attracted experienced collectors and eager to explore the history of watchmaking in depth. The younger generation. ‘These new collections of masterpieces have come to China, and will be exhibited in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing from late April to May, for collectors and watch fans. In this time ‘watch’ love-Vacheron Constantin’s masterpiece exhibition, there are three very important antiques on display: 18K gold precision time-keeping minute repeater open-face pocket watch (reference number 12094) produced in 1901, 1902 Sold by Vacheron Constantin in Geneva at Earl F de K., this pocket watch is a rare masterpiece with a precision chronometer and a minute repeater. The elegant shape with a diameter of 47 mm and a thickness of 13.3 mm contains a highly complex structure. The polished clear-fire blue-steel eyelet-type hands are paired with a large open-fire enamel dial. The front of the cover is engraved with the initials of the first watch owner’s name. Stainless steel triple calendar watch-model 4241 (reference number 12100) The stainless steel triple calendar watch with a unique French date display and a rare rhodium-plated brass movement is a stainless steel wrist with Geneva corrugated decoration table. The pink gold hour markers are set on a finely polished dial. The 35 mm diameter is a common watch size in the 1940s. This watch can be said to be a rare masterpiece. 18K Gold Chronograph-Model 4178 (Reference 11963) Model 4178 is one of Vacheron Constantin’s two chronographs of extraordinary historical significance, the other being model 4072. This watch was produced between the late 1930s and early 1970s. During this period, model 4178 was equipped with two different chronograph movements: V492 and V434. According to the brand archive, the number of watches equipped with V434 movement model 4178 is very limited, with less than 300 gold models. However, in addition to its own historical imprint, the charm of antique watches is also so fascinating. In this time ‘love’-Vacheron Constantin’s masterpiece exhibition, there are a batch of ‘Nicknames’ This model has earned people’s attention, Princess, Demon, Batman