Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 15, 2010

LOT 212

Vacheron Constantin- Palladium - Tourbillon ?Malte? Skeleton - No. 4 out of 10 Vacheron Constantin, Genève, "Tourbillon Malte Squelette," No. 4, No. 5161432, case No. 1132463, Ref. 30066. Made in a limited edition of 10 pieces in 2008. Extremely fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, skeletonized, water-resistant, palladium wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, 42-hour power reserve indicator, date and an 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Authenticity and booklets.

USD 60,000 - 90,000

EUR 45,000 - 68,000 / CHF 62,000 - 95,000

Sold: USD 104,500

C. Three-body, solid, polished, band engraved: No. 4, fluted lugs, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. D. Transparent with matte silver ring dials for the hours and minutes, the date at 2, the power reserve at 10, the one-minute tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge, carrying the subsidiary seconds hand. White gold epee hands. M. Cal. 1790, hand-engraved and skeletonized, rhodium-plated, 27 jewels, lateral lever escapement, one-minute tourbillon regulator with Maltese Cross-shaped steel tourbillon carriage, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Case and movement signed. Dim. 36 x 46. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original