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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 194

“Medical Chronograph” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 431259, case No. 271101, Ref. 4072. Made in 1942. Very fine 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, pulsometer and two-tone dial, and a yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, flat bezel, concave lugs. D. Two-tone silverered, brushed, with applied yellow goldbâton indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register, outer pulsometer. Yellow gold"baton" hands. M. Cal. 13’’’ 434, rhodium plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escap-ement,beryllium balance with timing screws, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm. Thickness: 11 mm.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, flat bezel, concave lugs.
D. Two-tone silverered, brushed, with applied yellow goldbâton indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register, outer pulsometer. Yellow gold"baton" hands.
M. Cal. 13’’’ 434, rhodium plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escap-ement,beryllium balance with timing screws, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm. Thickness: 11 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

EUR 20,000 - 25,000 / USD 25,000 - 35,000

Sold: CHF 46,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3 - 14
Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

This chronograph was one of Vacheron Constantin’s greatest successes. It was offered with various types of dials during the two decades of its production, though the classic lines of its case remained unchanged. For similar watches, see lots 155, 195 and 196.