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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 303

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REF. 300020/000P-4, “LES COMPLICATIONS” PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATER, PLATINUM

Fine and extremely rare, platinum, manual winding wristwatch with silver dial, day, date, month, moon-phases and leap year. Minute repeater.

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Model Les Complications

Reference 300020/000P-4

Year Circa 1994

Movement No. 8212625

Case No. 634575

Bracelet Vacheron Constantin Leather with 18k white gold deployant clasp

Caliber 1755QP

Dimensions 37 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Extract from the archives

EUR 110,000 - 180,000

USD 132,000 - 217,000 / HKD 1,030,000 - 1,680,000

Sold: EUR 169,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

The name “Tour de l’Ile” refers to the place, in Geneva’s Saint Gervais quarter, where the workshops of Vacheron Constantin were located for approximately 200 years. Befitting their position as master watchmakers since 1755, Vacheron Constantin have created the most complicated wristwatch ever made in series of seven pieces.
Celebrating the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2005, this masterpiece is the only one in this limited edition to have a black dial. Vacheron Constantin made this pièce unique for the “Antiquorum Quarter Millenium Vacheron Constantin” sale in 2005 and have guaranteed that no other example of this watch will bear a black dial, marking it as truly outstanding within this exclusive series of exceptional watches.
It comprises a total of 16 complications arranged over two dials. This ultra-complicated wristwatch is made up of 834 components and represents a tour de force in the world of haute horlogerie, with a total of over 10,000 hours going into the research and development of the movement.
Winner of the first prize for the "Aiguilles d'or" at the Grand Prix de l'Horlogerie in 2005, it is a great honor for Antiquorum to present this unique timepiece, a true symbol of watchmaking expertise, for the second time in auction.