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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 224

So-called “Cornucopia” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 581448, case No. 321949, Ref. 4695. Made in 1951. Extremely fine and rare, square, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

C. Two-body, polished, fluted hammered cornucopia shaped lugs, flat top crystal. D. "Guilloché" silver withapplied gold dart indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 9’’’ 458, rhodium plated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws,adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance spring, Vacheron Constantin micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 28 x 40 mm. Thickness: 7.5 mm.

C. Two-body, polished, fluted hammered cornucopia shaped lugs, flat top crystal.
D. "Guilloché" silver withapplied gold dart indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold "bâton" hands.
M. Cal. 9’’’ 458, rhodium plated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws,adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance spring, Vacheron Constantin micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 28 x 40 mm. Thickness: 7.5 mm.

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

EUR 13,000 - 20,000 / USD 17,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 15,525


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2 - 01

Notes

Innovative and audacious, this watch is called the “cornucopia” by collectors, due to its prominent, flared lugs. Much appreciated in the United States, the model completely revolutionized the watch design of its time, going against certain tenets that had previously been considered golden rules.