Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Hong Kong,the Ritz Carlton Hotel,harbour Room, 3rd Floor, Jun 02, 2007

LOT 260

?A Mr. José de Jesus Pliego? Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 394040, case No. 7620 by Verger Frères. Made in 1923. Delivered on May 28, 1923, retailed by La Esmeralda, Mexico, Hauser-Zivy y Cia, sold to Mr. José de Jesus Pliego. Elegant and rare square Art Deco 18K yellow gold and polychrome enamel, keyless dress watch. Accompanied by fitted box, certificate, and a Certficate of Authenticity.

HKD 80,000 - 120,000

USD 11,000 - 16,000 / EUR 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: HKD 129,800

C. Three-piece, square with canted corners, back with central polychrome enamel panel of a bathing lady in a black lacquered frame, geometric black champlevé enamel decoration to the back, band, bezel and bow. D. Matte silvered with bold upright Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel ?feuille? hands. M. Cal.R.A. 17??? 15/12 U.M., rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance with eight adjustments, flat balance spring, index regulator. Case punched Verger Frères, movement signed Vacheron & Constantin, dial signed La Esmeralda. Dim. 45 x 45 mm. Property of a Swiss Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


It is interesting to note that the certificate of the present watch bears the mark of Verger Frères in the lower right hand corner. This watch appeared in Antiquorum, Geneva?s, ?Art of Vacheron Constantin? sale on November 13, 1994, lot 72. 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.