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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 264

Ref. 4538 Yellow Gold ?Center Seconds? Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, No. 515165, case No. 337829, Ref. 4538. Made in 1962. Fine and rare, large, center-seconds, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

EUR 5,000 - 7,500 / USD 6,500 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 8,260

C. Two-body, solid, polished, lapidated bezel, concave lugs. D. Brushed silvered with applied faceted yellow gold bâton and triangular indexes, Arabic quarter-hour numerals, outer minute divisions. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. P454, rhodiumplated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, shock-absorber, Breguet balance-spring, ?swanneck? micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness: 10 mm. From ?The Collection?

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


A watch in an identical case was sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, ?The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron & Constantin?, April 3, 2005, Lot 20.