The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Co...

Geneva, Apr 03, 2005

LOT 56

?Three-tone dial? Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 422606, case No. 262237, Ref. 4072. Made in 1940. Very fine and very rare, Staybrite gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register and tachometer and three-tone dial. Accompanied by a stainless steel Vacheron & Constantin buckle and a Certficate of Authenticity.

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

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

Sold: CHF 85,100

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, sloped bezel, concavelugs. D. Three-tone silver with indelible ?bâton? indexes andArabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute registerdials, outer tachometer graduation for 1 mile. Blued steel "épée"hands. M. Cal. 13??? 295 chronographe, rhodium-plated, "fauss-escôtes" decoration, 21 jewels, straight line lever escapement,cut bimetallic balance adjusted to temperature and fivepositions, Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 33 mm. Thickness: 11.5 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


This sporty and dynamic watch in Staybrite, like certain Patek Philippe or Rolex sports watches. is one of the models Vacheron Constantin became famous for during the second third of the 20th century. Beautiful, masculine, and technically perfect, not only was it a commercial success at the time, but has long been appreciated by collectors, who consider it one of the ?immortals? of horological history.