LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view Click to full view

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 368

VACHERON CONSTANTIN ESPECIALLY MADE FOR THE “GRAND TIR DE L’EXPOSITION NATIONALE, GENÈVE 1896”; 18K PINK GOLD

18K pink gold and enamel, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pendant-watch; cream enamel dial with light blue colour numerals. Light blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engineturning) case-back with, on the lower right side, the coat-of-arms of the City of Geneva and, inside a frame on the upper left side, a scene showing a view of the Geneva Lake with one of its famous boat (“barque du Léman”); the painting on enamel on gold attributable to Lacreuze or Ronet. Cuvette (dome) engraved with the mention “Grand Tir de l’Exposition Nationale, Genève 1896” (Great Shooting contest of the National Swiss Exhibition of Geneva of 1896).

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Model “Montre de Ti"

Year Circa 1896

Movement No. 302 718

Calibre  11’’’, lever escapement

Case No. 181 978

Diameter  30.3 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

HKD 40,000 - 65,000

CHF 4,950 - 8,250 / USD 5,000 - 8,300

Sold: HKD 43,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold in 1896. Vacheron Constantin and the “Grand Tir” of the National Swiss Exhibition of Geneva, 1896 In 1896, for the “Grand Tir” (Great Shooting contest) of the National Swiss Exhibition, who take place in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin produced few series of pendant-watches for the Committee of Organisation, as a gift for the winners of the competitions. Few pendant watches were especially made with on the case-back an enamel painting on gold scene showing a view of the Geneva Lake with one of its famous boat (“barque du Léman”) and on the corner the coat-of-arms of the City of Geneva (enamels by Lacreuze or by Ronet).