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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 208

“Claw Lugs” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 461351, case No. 266471, Ref. 4061. Made in 1946. Fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with black dial and a yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, claw lugs. D. Black with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute track and subsidiaryseconds. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 12 1/2’’’ 453/3, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, Breguetbalance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 33 mm. Thickness: 9 mm.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, claw lugs.
D. Black with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute track and subsidiaryseconds. Yellow gold "bâton" hands.
M. Cal. 12 1/2’’’ 453/3, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, Breguetbalance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 33 mm. Thickness: 9 mm.

CHF 8,000 - 10,000

EUR 5,000 - 6,500 / USD 7,000 - 8,500

Sold: CHF 16,100


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 32 - 01

Notes

These are excellent examples of watches with the so-called “claw lugs” that were fashionable for almost two decades, from the beginning of the 1940s to the end of the 1950s. These lugs, which were featured on watches with various types of complications, were extremely surprising and effective.