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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 138

“Attaches Façonnées” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 427618, case No. 267045, Ref. 4100. Made in 1941. Very fine and rare, square, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with vendôme type lugs, three -color dial, and pink gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, attaches faconnées lugs. D. Tri-colored, matte and polished, silver andcopper-colored with applied pink gold dot indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds. Pink gold "bâton"hands. M. Cal. 9’’’ 203, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 16 jewels, lever escapement, berylliulmbalance with timing screws, flat balance spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 23 x 35 mm. Thickness: 6.4 mm.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, attaches faconnées lugs.
D. Tri-colored, matte and polished, silver andcopper-colored with applied pink gold dot indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds. Pink gold "bâton"hands.
M. Cal. 9’’’ 203, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 16 jewels, lever escapement, berylliulmbalance with timing screws, flat balance spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 23 x 35 mm. Thickness: 6.4 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 14,000

EUR 6,500 - 9,000 / USD 8,500 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 11,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 14
Movement: 4 - 7 - 8*
Dial: 4 - 5 - 6 - 01

Notes

The avant garde design of this model, made in 1941 offers a foretaste of the post-war styles in horology. The “attaches façonnées”, or T-shaped lugs, were to inspire several models by Patek Philippe, including Ref. 1534, which were typical of the mid 1940s. These continued to be popular throughout the 50s and 60s, as they were adopted and reinterpreted by firms such as Cartier.