Vacheron Constantin confirm production of the present watch as plain dress watch in 1961. It was returned to the manufacture in 1964 to add the enamel scene to the back with which it is thought to be a unique piece.
Carlo, or Charles Poluzzi (1899-1978) was one of Geneva's most renowned enamellers. Of Italian origin, Carlo and his family moved to Switzerland in 1905. In 1914, he started an apprenticeship at the Fabrique d'Emaux de Genève while pursuing his studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
Charles Poluzzi was specialized in enamel miniatures depicting landscapes and portraits in the style of those of the 18th century as well as highly decorative and colorful cloisonné enamel scenes. He worked for the most important watch manufacturers such as Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and Rolex.
In respect to his work Geneva honored him by naming a street after him, the Chemin Charles-Poluzzi in Carouge, the commune in which he not only opened his first workshop in 1921 but where he also got the Swiss nationality.
Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638), an important Flemish-Dutch genre painter, was born in Oudenaerde, Holland. His early works are bright and colourful peasant scenes showing the influence of Brueghel. After his encounter with Frans Hals however, he changed to a more atmospheric and lively style. Brouwer's favorite subjects were peasant life, drinking bouts and tavern fights which may very well have come from his own experience, for he is said to have led a lusty life.