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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 202

“The Kiss” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 440280, case No. 299055, Ref. 4472. Enamel signed L. M. (Marthe Leclerc). Made in 1947. Very fine and unique 18K yellow gold and painted on enamel keyless dress watch. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Three-body, "Paris", the back with finely painted on enamel scene in the manner of Fragonard, depictinglovers embracing, with mountains and lake against a cloudy sky in the background, polished border, band andbezels. D. Silvered, brushed, applied gold dart and Arabic hours, outer minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds.Gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 17’’’ 439, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 16 jewels, straight line leverescapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 46 mm.

C. Three-body, "Paris", the back with finely painted on enamel scene in the manner of Fragonard, depictinglovers embracing, with mountains and lake against a cloudy sky in the background, polished border, band andbezels.
D. Silvered, brushed, applied gold dart and Arabic hours, outer minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds.Gold "bâton" hands.
M. Cal. 17’’’ 439, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 16 jewels, straight line leverescapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 46 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

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

Sold: CHF 69,000


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2 - 01

Notes

Watches such as the present one, with very finely painted on enamel scenes executed by Geneva’s master enamelers were always unique pieces made in only one example. Marthe Leclerc An enamel painter, student of Charles Poluzzi, who worked during the second third of the 20th century. “Dictionnaire des horlogers genevois”, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Antiquorum Editions, 1998.