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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 191

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN GOLD & ENAMEL Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 300942, case No. 180564. Made for Bigelow Kennard & Co., Boston, circa 1896. Very fine and rare, 18K gold and ramolayé enamel keyless pendant watch.

C. Four-body, ?bassine?, the bezel and band decorated with aquamarine ramolayé enamel with gold leaf scrolls, the back cover decorated to match and with foliate scrolls. Dedicated hinged gold cuvette. D. Opalescent ?sunray? guilloché enamel with radial black dauphine numerals, outer gilt dot minute markers. Gold Louis XV hands. M. 9???, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel fl at balance spring, index regulator. Case with V & C symbol, movement signed for the retailer, case and movement with V & C numbers. Diam. 25 mm.

USD 3,500 - 4,500

CHF 2,700 - 3,500 / EUR 2,500 - 3,200

Sold: USD 5,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-13

Very good

Slightly damaged

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-7-01

Very good

Oxidized

HANDS Original