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The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, April 03, 2005

LOT 48

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 455163, case No. 286875, Ref. 4348. Made for the Canadian Aluminium Limited in 1945 and presented to Ward VanAlstyne in 1946. Very fine and rare aluminum keyless dress watch. Accompanied by a Certficate of Authenticity.

C. Three-piece, “bassine”, polished and matted, with presentation engraving on the back. D. Matte aluminumwith applied polished aluminum Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Polished giltaluminum Breguet hands. M. Cal. 439/7, aluminum, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line leverescapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to temperature, Breguet balance-spring, swan-neckmicrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 45 mm

C. Three-piece, “bassine”, polished and matted, with presentation engraving on the back.
D. Matte aluminumwith applied polished aluminum Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Polished giltaluminum Breguet hands.
M. Cal. 439/7, aluminum, “fausses côtes” decoration, 17 jewels, straight line leverescapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to temperature, Breguet balance-spring, swan-neckmicrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 45 mm

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

EUR 2,600 - 4,000 / USD 3,400 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 7,475


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

For a note see Chapter III, Watches with Aluminum Cases