Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 190

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REF. 4072, PULSATION SCALE, PINK GOLD

A fine, rare and attractive, manual wind, 18k pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pulsation scale.

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Reference 4072

Year Circa 1944

Movement No. 437518

Case No. 285533

Bracelet Later 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle

Caliber 434

Dimensions 34 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Later fitted box

CHF 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 160,000 - 240,000 / USD 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 43,750


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

One of the iconic chronographs made by the firm, the reference 4072 was produced over a period of about 30 years but in small numbers. Fitted with three different calibers over the years, this pink gold version equipped with caliber 434 is one of the only 252 examples produced. Still visible on the case are the two gold punchmarks (one polished) and the rare pulsation dial has been kept in excellent condition showing nicely raised enamel to the signature and tracks.