Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 27, 2015

LOT 638

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN BRAS-EN-L'AIR GURU WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, No. 412697, case No. 12854, case made by Verger, France. Made circa 1930. Very fine and rare, white and yellow gold Art-Deco keyless " bras-en-l'air" dress / pocket watch.

HKD 125,000 - 155,000

USD 16,000 - 22,000 / CHF 15,000 - 18,900

Sold: HKD 162,500

Three piece, "Empire," white gold, polished and brushed, yellow gold back rim, bezel and bow. Matte silver with an applied figure of a seated Guru with a surahi, pointing to the hours and minutes with his arms when a push piece in the band is depressed. 37 mm. (16 1/5'''), rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Signed on the movement, Verger master mark in the case. DIAM. 45 mm.