286 lots

LOT 101

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 394101, case No. 249174, completed in October 1924, sold on 30 September 1926 to Mr. G. Jordan in Germany. Fine platinum, keyless dress-watch in original fitted box.

C. Three piece, «variée», polished, the back engraved with the monogram: "T.M.". D. Silver satine with applied white gold Breguet numerals and subsidiary seconds. White gold «cathédrales» hands. M. 17", rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 44 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

Sold: CHF 2,760

LOT 102

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 410387, case No. 258166, completed in January 1931, sold on 5 June 1931 to Mr. Mersmann in Switzerland. Fine platinum, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, "bassine pincée" polished with satine back, inscription dated 1931 inside the back. D. Mat silver with applied gold indexes and subsidiary seconds. White gold "spade" hands. M. 17", rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 2,800 - 3200

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 103

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 393121, case No. 259979, completed in February 1936, sold to Merimont Watch Co. on 10 September 1937 and retailed to Mr. Schwazska. Fine 18 ct. gold, keyless watch.

C. Two piece, massive, "demi-bassine" polished, the back engraved with a coat of arms. A dedication dated 24-9-1937 engraved inside the back. D. Mat silver with applied gold Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds. Gold "moderri't bands. M. 19"', rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring with swan neck micrometric index. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 48 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,990

LOT 104

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 411178, case No. 260848, completed in April 1936, sold on 5 December 1936, to Mr. J. Guthmann, in Argentina. Fine 18 ct. gold, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, "bassine pincée et pomme" polished, a coat of arms engraved on the back. D. Satine silver with black Roman numerals, indexes and subsidiary seconds. Gold "feuilles" hands. M. 16"', rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 44 mm.

CHF 2,200 - 2400

Sold: CHF 2,300

LOT 105

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414267, case No. 260045, completed in 1931, sold on September 1936 to Verger & Fils. Fine 18 ct. gold, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, "bassine pincée grande gouge" satine. D. Mat silver with black indexes and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "bâtons" hands. M. 16"', rhodium plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 2,200 - 2400

Sold: CHF 2,530

LOT 106

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 392852, case No. 245071, cornpleted in June 1921, sold on 29 May 1923, to Mr. E.E. Robert, New York. Fine 18 ct. pink gold keyless watch with split seconds chronograph and 30 minute instantaneous recorder.

C. Three body, massive, "demi-bassine" polished. Gold cuvette. D. Mat silverl with Breguet numerals, outer Arabic minute and chronograph ring, sunk subsidiary seconds and minute register. Blued steel Berguet hands. M. 17-, rhodium plated, 26 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring with a swan-neck micrometric index. Chronograph with visible work and push-piece on the winding crown, spplit seconds push piece in the band. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 46 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 7000

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 107

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 407095, case No. 254641, sold on 28 November 1930 to Mr. J. Hubermann in Argentina. Extremely fine and rare «carré galbé», 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch with single button chronograph, register and pulsometer, with fitted box.

C. massive, polished, monogrammed back. D. mat silver with painted Arabic mimerais + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, outer pulsometer graduation for 30 pulsations. «Spade» gold hands. M. 13- gilt brass, 1 7 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In excellent condition. Dim. 34 x 34 mm.

CHF 50,000 - 55000

Sold: CHF 78,200

LOT 108

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 371246, case No. 253677, completed in July 1928. Extremely fine and rare square, 18 et white and yellow gold «savonnette» gentleman's wristwatch with concealed dial.

C. massive, polished, bezel with a white gold filet decoration, cover bearing the initiais M.D.M. and opening by the means of two pushpieces on the sides, fluted lugs, engraved band. D. mat silver with applied gold «cubic» Arabic numerals. «Moderne» gold bands. M. 10-rhodiumed, 18 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In very good condition. Dim. 27 x 27 mm.

CHF 70,000 - 80000

LOT 109

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 390198, case No. 253238, completed in December 1927, sold on 23 January 1928 to Mr. Milan T. Stefanovitch, Belgrade, for H. M. Alexandre 1er, King of Yougoslavia. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel hunting cased, keyless presentation watch.

C. Four body, massive, "demi-bassine", polished, the cover with the champleve enamelled coat of arms of the King, the back engraved with a dedication in cyrillic. Gold cuvette. D. Mat gold with applied gold Breguet numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold "cathédrales" hands. M. 19-, gilt brass, 15 jewels, straight lune lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with swan neck micrometric index. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 52 mm.

CHF 14,000 - 16000

LOT 110

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 412770 case No. 256398, completed in February 1931, sold on 14 February 1931 to Mr. Milan T. Stefanovitch, Belgrade, for H. M. Alexandre 1er, King of Yougoslavia. Enamel by F. Tavernier. Very fine 18 ct. two coloured gold and enamel keyless presentation digital dress-watch.

C. Three piece, massive "variée carrure plate" with white gold bezels and bow, the back with the champleve enamelled coat of arms of the king. D. Mat silver with apertures for hour and minutes volvelles. M. 16-, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 28,000 - 30000

LOT 111

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

The most complicated watch ever made by Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 415810, case No. 258597, manufactured between 1930 and 1935, purchased by His Excellency Boulent Raoul and presented to His Majesty King Farouk of Egypt. Unique extra large, 18 ct. gold, keyless minute repeating "Grande and Petite sonnerie" moon phase astronomical clock-watch with perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph with 30 minute instantaneous recorder and alarm, with power reserve indicators for both the going and the striking trains, in original mahogany fitted box.

C. Four body, massive, "pomme et grande gouge", polished. Gold cuvette. D. Gold, frosted and gilt with Breguet numerals, outer chronograph ring, subsidiary dials for days of the week with inner 30 hour striking train upand-down scale, minute register with sunk inner leap-year cycle, the months with inner 30 hour going train up-and-down scale, the dates with inner moon phase aperture and running seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 23"', rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, three trains with differential winding, the alarm train wound by means of a slide in the band, 55 jewels, straight line lever escapement, brass-invar Guillaume balance, Breguet balance spring with special micrometric index, Swiss patent No. 101562. Striking and repeating on gongs, the repeating detent in the band, "Grande/Petite sonnerie" and Strike/Silent" nibs in the band. Split seconds chronograph with visible work, button on the winding crown and push piece in the band. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In perfect condition. Diam. 80 mm.

CHF 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 1,158,500

LOT 112

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 368804, completed on June 1930. Fine bronze and mahogany exhibition table watch.

C. Bronze, with mahogany stand. D. Two tone gilt with Arabic numerals, indexes and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "modern" hands. M. 21-, gilt brass, 20 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with swan neck micrometric index. Signed on the dial and movement. hl very good condition. Diam. 70 mm.

CHF 3,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 4,140

LOT 113

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 412056, completed in February 1944, retailed by Favre-Leuba & Co. Fine bronze and mahogany exhibition table watch.

C. Bronze, with mahogany stand. D. Two tone silvered with Arabic numerals, indexes and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "modern" hands. M. 20-, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 20 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with swan neck micrometric index. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 70 mm.

CHF 3,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 4,600

LOT 114

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414324, case No. 255497, completed in 1932, sold on 3 December 1937, to Mr. Scheiziska. Fine platinum sapphire set, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, satine with sapphire set band and bow. D. Mat silver with applied gold Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds. White gold "bâtons" hands. M. 17"', rhodium plated, 19 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 44 nun.

CHF 5,500 - 6500

Sold: CHF 5,175

LOT 115

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414737, case No. 257273, completed in 1930, delivered on 2 February 1941, in U.S.A. Fine 18 ct. two coloured gold, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, "Empire" with white gold bezels and bow, polished band pendant and back. D. Mat silver with Breguet numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 17"', nickel plated, 18 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, flat balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 1,800 - 2200

Sold: CHF 2,185

LOT 116

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 415684, case No. 262492, completed in May 1937, sold on 30 December 1937 to Mr. E.E. Robert, New York. Fine platinum, keyless dress watch.

C. Three piece, massive, "variée" satine, initiais "S.B." engraved on the back, a dedication dated 1944 inside the back. D. Two tone silver with applied white gold and black numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. White gold "modern" bands. M. 17", nickel plated, 18 jewels, straight fine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, eight adjustments, flat balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 3500

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 117

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 419226, case No. 268469, completed in December 1940, delivered on 8 February 1941, to Mr. Kuchare Wittman, Bratislava. Fine stainless steel, keyless dress watch.

C. Three body, massive, "demi-bassine", satine. D. Two tone silver with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "bâtons" hands. M. 16"', rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with special micrometric index. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 900 - 1200

Sold: CHF 1,840

LOT 118

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414393, case No. 259514, completed in 1935, sold on 6 July 1937 to Mr. Guthmann in Argentina. Extremely fine and rare stainless steel «Staybrite» gentleman's wristwatch with square single button chronograph, register, tachometer and telemeter.

C. polished, satined. D. mat silver with applied steel indexes + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, outer tachometer and telemeter graduations. «Bâton» steel hands. M. 13"' gilt brass, 21 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In excellent condition. Diam. 33 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 35000

LOT 119

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 418670, case No. 261657, completed in 1935. Very fine, rare and early 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch with olive shaped button chronograph, register and telemeter.

C. massive, polished, satined, dedicated back. D. mat silver with applied gold indexes and Arabic numerals + «guilloché» auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, outer telemeter graduations. «Bâton» gold hands. M. 13- gilt brass, 21 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In excellent condition. Diam. 33 mm.

CHF 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 13,800

LOT 120

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 415455, case No. 258581, sold on 19 March 1937 to Mr. H. Guignard in Switzerland. Very fine and rare cushion shaped, 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch.

C. massive, polished, monogrammed back. D. champagne with applied gold indexes + auxiliary seconds dial. «Bâton» gold hands. M. 10"' rhodiumed, 15 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 3 positions, Breguet balancespring. Dial and movement signed, numbered on the case. hl very good condition. Dim. 31 x 31 nun.

CHF 5,000 - 6000