Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

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

LOT 262

Ref. 4601, Yellow Gold, "Montre Couteau" Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 532499, case No. 356501, Ref. 4601. Made in 1956. Very fine and extremely rare, extra-thin, 18K yellow gold keyless dress watch.

HKD 35,000 - 45,000

USD 4,600 - 6,000 / EUR 3,500 - 4,500

C. Three-body, polished, rounded bezel, triangular pendant, knife edge band. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes. Yellow gold baton hands. M. 17???, 12/12e rhodiumplated, ?fausses côtes? decoration, 20 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to temperature and 2 positions. Blued steel flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 41 mm. Property of a Swiss Collector

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-15-01


Slightly rusted

HANDS Original


The 17??? 12/12e movement made by LeCoultre for Vacheron Constantin was the flattest movement at the time. It was used by both Vacheron Constantin and Cartier.