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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 319

Vacheron Constantin - Ref. 6665, wrist- and desk-watch; “chevalet”; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, square-shaped, gentleman’s wrist- and desk-watch, snap-on case-back, inclined bezel, with subsidiary seconds at 6, with hinged central section allowing the watch to be used as a desk timepiece (“bed side clock” function). Silver colour dial with radial applied gold indexes and luminescent dots.

Brand Vacheron Constantin, Geneva

Year circa 1965-1970

Movement No. 572 805

Case No. 394 295 (by Ponti, Gennari & Cie, Geneva)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather VC strap

Buckle 18K yellow gold buckle

Caliber 9’’’, 1001, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Signature dial, case and movement

HKD 61,000 - 78,000

USD 7,800 - 9,900 / EUR 7,000 - 9,000 / CHF 7,800 - 9,900

Sold: HKD 68,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

This wrist- and desk-watch was created according to a patent originally registered by Verger, Paris, who originally intended it for a pocket watch. Vacheron Constantin took the basic idea, adapted it to make it more modern, which resulted in a timepiece that is extremely practical, particularly for travellers.