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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 278

Vacheron Constantin
2nd Prize for series between manufacturers, award medal; silver

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,400 - 16,800


Sold: CHF 362

A Société des Arts of Geneva silver medal, made by Ate Bovet, rewarding the 2nd prize of series between the manufacturers in the chronometer timing contest at the Geneva Astronomical Observatory in 1914.

On the obverse, the inscription: “Société des Arts de Genève / Fondée en MDCCLXXVI” (1776).

On the reverse, the inscription: “Concours / de Chronomètres / 2me / Prix de Série / entre fabricants / à / Vacheron & Constantin / 1914 ».

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Grading System
Grade: A


Brand Vacheron Constantin, Geneva

Year 1914

Material silver

Diameter 56.8 mm.

Weight 140 gr. (approx.) (with box)

Accessories original fitted box


The medal is based on a work by Auguste Bovet (1799-1864), dating from 1860, especially made for the Prix de la Rive of the Société des Arts of Geneva to reward various competitions (see: Roumieux, No. 22; Mayor, Nos. 19-20).


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