Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 25, 2015

LOT 149

VACHERON CONSTANTIN LORD KALLA YELLOW GOLD Vacheron Constantin, Genève, ''Lord Kalla'', case No. 571992. Made in the 1980s. Exceptionally fine, rare and important, impressive, hand winding, entirely diamond-set with 287 diamonds, 18K yellow gold bracelet watch with an integral, entirely diamond-set bracelet.

HKD 1,700,000 - 2,100,000

USD 230,000 - 280,000 / CHF 220,000 - 270,000

Sold: HKD 1,950,000

Two-body, solid, polished white gold frame, case, bracelet and clasp formed from 41 rows set with a total of 287 emerald- cut diamonds, the bracelet articulated. 25 emerald cut diamonds on a yellow gold grid-plate. Black painted gold "dauphine" hands. Cal. 1052, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 22 jewels, lateral lever escapement, beryllium balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Crystal, case and movement signed. DIM. 23.6 x 32 mm. THICKNESS 7 mm. Approx. overall length 160 mm. Among haute Joaillerie watches, the KALLA COLLECTION holds a special position, due largely to the audacity of the KALLISTA, but also to the great variety of models that were offered to the public, all different yet all sharing the common denominator of the lavish use of precious stones.