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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 168

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN SILVER DECK LEVER CHRONOMETER NAVIGATION WATCH WITH POWER-RESERVE Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 444542 case No. 278913. Made circa 1940. Very fine, rare and large, silver, keyless deck and pocket lever Chronometer navigation watch with power-reserve indicator and Guillaume balance.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, the back cover with engraved monogram within a wreath. Hinged silver cuvette. Matte silver with black champlevé Arabic numerals, up-and-down indication below 12, large subsidiary seconds dial. Blued-steel spade hands. Cal. 162, rhodium plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic Anibal brass Guillaume balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 8,000 - 9,000

HKD 66,000 - 74,000 / USD 9,200 - 10,300

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01



HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 60 mm. This watch is from a series of 150 lever chronometers made by Vacheron Constantin for navigational use in the 1940s.