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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 15, 2016

LOT 162

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN CHRONOMETRE ROYAL YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, "Chronomètre Royal", No. 363309, case No. 2224443. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, keyless, 18K yellow gold pocket lever chronometer.

Four-body, bassine, polished, sun ray engine-turned case back. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with bold radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold spade hands. 17```, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, wolf's tooth winding, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan- neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 3,500 - 5,500

HKD 28,000 - 44,000 / USD 3,700 - 5,800

Sold: CHF 4,375

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-07

Very good

HANDS Replaced


Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed. DIAM. 57 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm.