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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 195

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 420619, case No. 262708. Made in 1937. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and two-tone dial, with a yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Three-body, polished, convex bezel, concave lugs. D. Two-tone silver with baton indexes and Arabic numerals,subsidiary seconds, 30-minute register, outer fifth second timing scale outermost tachometer scale. Yellow gold"épée" hands. M. Cal. 13 295, frosted gilt, 20 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance withtiming screws, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 33 mm. Thickness: 12 mm.

C. Three-body, polished, convex bezel, concave lugs.
D. Two-tone silver with baton indexes and Arabic numerals,subsidiary seconds, 30-minute register, outer fifth second timing scale outermost tachometer scale. Yellow gold"épée" hands.
M. Cal. 13 295, frosted gilt, 20 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance withtiming screws, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 33 mm. Thickness: 12 mm.

CHF 25,000 - 30,000

EUR 16,000 - 20,000 / USD 21,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 27,600


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3 - 14
Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 27 - 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, 194, and 196.