The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, Apr 03, 2005

LOT 129

?Hermès? Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414101, case No. 257328, Ref. 3234. Made in 1931, retailed by Hermès, Paris. Very fine, rare and important, rectangular curved, astronomic, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with full calendar and moon phase, with a white gold Vacheron & Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Sold: CHF 446,249

C. Two-body, hinged back, polished, sloped sides. D. Matte silver with applied white gold Breguet numerals,subsidiary dials for the days of the week, date and the months, subsidiary seconds with aperture for the moonphase. White gold "Breguet" hands. M. Cal. 10??? 15/12 P.C., rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, five adjustments, Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.Dial, case and movement signed, case signed for Hermès.Dim. 25 x 38 mm. Thickness: 7.6 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


The supreme elegance of the Art Deco period had a great influence on horological design of the time. The style furnished some of the most innovative and audacious ideas ever put into practice by the Swiss horological industry for high-quality timepieces. It allowed a high-precision instrument to be transformed into an indispensable fashion accessory for today's man, making it a symbol of status and culture for those who appreciate attention to detail and ?image?. The present model, like many others by Vacheron Constantin, perfectly exemplifies the mastery of the firm's artists, designers, and technicians. An identical watch is illustrated in ?The World of Vacheron Constantin?, page 406.