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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 12

“Cornes de Vache” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 469954, case No. 346042, Ref. 6087. Made in 1955, retailed by Milos. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, and a yellow gold Vacheron & Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, screwed-down case back, overhanging teardrop lugs, antimagnetic cap.D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold dart indexes and Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minuteregister, outer minute track with fifth second timing scale. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 13’’’-492 rhodium-plated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timingscrews adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm. Thickness: 12.5 mm.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, screwed-down case back, overhanging teardrop lugs, antimagnetic cap.
D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold dart indexes and Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minuteregister, outer minute track with fifth second timing scale. Yellow gold "bâton" hands.
M. Cal. 13’’’-492 rhodium-plated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timingscrews adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm. Thickness: 12.5 mm.

CHF 80,000 - 100,000

EUR 50,000 - 65,000 / USD 70,000 - 85,000

Sold: CHF 86,250


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

Ref. 6087 According to the Vacheron Constantin archives, a total of 36 examples of Reference 6087 were produced from 1954 to 1959. Of these, 26 examples were in yellow gold, eight in pink gold, and two in platinum, made on special order. Various types of dials were used for these watches: with telemetric scale; with tachometric scale; and without scale. For a comparative study of Reference 6087 and the Patek Philippe Ref. 1463, see the Summer Vox 2004, p. 18. For an identical watch in rose gold, see lot 152.