Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 308

Vacheron Constantin
Ref. 4072, chronograph, minute counter, silver “sunburst” dial; 18K yellow gold

HKD 170,000 - 226,000

CHF 19,500 - 26,000 / EUR 18,000 - 24,000 / USD 21,700 - 29,000

Sold: HKD 212,500

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular-shaped push-pieces) with telemetric scale graduated for one kilometre and tachometric scale graduated for 1 000 metres
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Brand Vacheron Constantin, Geneva

Reference 4072

Year circa 1966

Movement No. 470 166

Case No. 411 999

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Caliber 492, 13’’’, adjusted to temperature

Height 42.5 mm.

Width 34.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

This chronograph was one of Vacheron Constantin’s greatest successes. It was offered with various types of dial during the two decades of its production, though the classic lines of its case remained unchanged.

For similar watches, see: Antiquorum, Geneva, thematic auction, The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin, April 3, 2005, lots 155, 195 and 196.