I searched the clock forum and found no entries for Vacheron & Constantin. Time to fix that! This is a 1938 V&C bronze desk clock with four trunions that normally support the 70mm-wide body on a small wooden stand. Unfortunately, the stand was lost by the time I aquired the piece, but the last shot from Antiquorum shows it well. The top post is used to wind and set the clock. The movement is a Chronometre Royal 20 ligne caliber. According to the manufacturer, they were used in retail shops to offer the correct time to customers. They also made a Cottier-type World Timer of similar design. As you can see, the clock body is marked with serial number "1" in three places and may be the first of the series. V&C discontinued the Chronometre Royal model in the late 1930s and these desk clocks were the last to bear that name. The line then went into hibernation until 1953 when the Chronometre Royal wrist watch was introduced. Hope you enjoy the pictures.