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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 87

“Poche Surprise” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, movement No. 412297, delivered in 1929. Case by Verger Frères, No. 12122. Retailed by Mauboussin, Paris. Very fine and rare, platinum keyless Art Deco “montre de sac à volets” purse and desk watch. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Rectangular, the front and back engraved with a geometrical pattern, shutters opening by pushpieces on the sides, hinged inner case. D. Matte silver, applied white gold “cubiste” numerals, outer minute track. Polished steel "cathedral" hands. M. Cal. 9’’’ 94, rhodium plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with five adjustments, Breguet balance spring. Movement signed, numbered and stamped on the case, dial signed by the retailer. Dim. 43 x 31 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

EUR 2,600 - 4,000 / USD 3,400 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,830

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4 - 01


For a biography of Verger and a note on his work, see pp. 114 and 115, and the Spring 2005 VOX, pp. 9 to 13.