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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 310

VACHERON CONSTANTIN PENDANT-WATCH ESPECIALLY MADE THE "GRAND TIR DE L'EXPOSITION NATIONALE, GENÈVE 1896", 18K PINK GOLD

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pendant-watch, hinged case-back Case-back engraved in taille-douce with the cypher "M M"; cuvette 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 Tir"

Reference Ref. 16 013 / 16 000

Year 1896

Caliber 11'' gilded brass, with going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 30 mm.

Signed Dial, case and movement

HKD 6,400 - 9,600

CHF 800 - 1,200 / USD 850 - 1,250

Sold: HKD 17,500


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

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). Bibliography Lambelet, Carole & Cohen, Lorette, L'Univers de Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Editions Scriptar SA, 1992.