Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Jun 12, 2012

LOT 242

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 418664, case No. 260321. Made in the 1940s. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with oval button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold buckle.

USD 20,000 - 30,000

CHF 18,000 - 28,000 / EUR 15,000 - 23,000

Sold: USD 23,750

C. Three-body, solid, polished, rounded bezel, concave lugs. D. Matte silver with painted baton indexes and Arabic numerals, outer tachometer scale and 1/5th seconds track with 5-second Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 13''', frosted gilt, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Other similar examples of Vacheron Constantin chronograph wristwatches from the mid-twentieth century are illustrated in Secrets of Vacheron Constantin by Franco Cologni, pg. 238.