Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 446

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN TRIPLE CALENDAR Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, movement No. 465588, case No. 318575. Made in 1949. Exceptionally fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with claw lugs, triple date calendar and moon phases, on an 18k gold buckle.

HKD 250,000 - 300,000

USD 32,000 - 40,000 / EUR 25,000 - 30,000

Sold: HKD 300,000

C. Two-body, solid, polished, overhanging large claw lugs, inclined bezel, concave band, snap-on back. D. Two-tone, brushed silver with applied alternate yellow gold baton indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial, outer blue graduation for the days of the month, outermost black minute track, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. V 485, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws adjusted to temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case, and movement signed. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 11.5 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


This example has survived in exceptional original condition with little wear to the case and a beautiful original dial.