Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

New York - The Fuller Building, Mar 28, 2007

LOT 33

?Royal Chronometer? Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ?Royal Chronometer?, No. 381541, case No. 214663. Made circa 1910. Very fine and rare, large, hunting-cased, keyless, 18K yellow gold pocket chronometer. Accompanied by a fitted box.

USD 4,500 - 5,500

EUR 3,500 - 4,200

Sold: USD 5,546

C. Four-body, "bassine", solid, polished, engine-turned covers, hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with bold-painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel ?Breguet" hands. M. Cal. 22???, frosted gilt, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, ?swan-neck? micrometer regulator, ?wolf?s tooth? winding wheels. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 58 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-15


Slightly rusted

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original