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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 148

Vacheron Constantin, Genève, No. 488535, case No. 320970, Ref. 4544. Made in 1951. Very fine and unusual, square with rounded corners, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with pink gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, case surrounded by a separate decorative double rim mounted to the case with 12hour markers. D. Matte silver with applied pink gold Arabic numerals and pyramidal and dart indexes, subsidiaryseconds. Pink gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 9’’’ 458/3B, rhodium plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 17 jewels,straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, self-compensatingBreguet balance-spring, Vacheron Constantin micrometric regullator.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 31 x 31 mm. Thickness: 7.2 mm.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, case surrounded by a separate decorative double rim mounted to the case with 12hour markers.
D. Matte silver with applied pink gold Arabic numerals and pyramidal and dart indexes, subsidiaryseconds. Pink gold "bâton" hands.
M. Cal. 9’’’ 458/3B, rhodium plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 17 jewels,straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, self-compensatingBreguet balance-spring, Vacheron Constantin micrometric regullator.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 31 x 31 mm. Thickness: 7.2 mm.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

EUR 4,500 - 6,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 12,075


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2 - 01

Notes

Ref. 4544 was made only in yellow gold and pink gold. The innovative case, which required a great deal of skill for its execution, showcases the creativity and technical skill of Vacheron Constantin's case makers and designers.