Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 429

Vacheron Constantin
Ref. 46004-411, self-winding, centre-seconds, date; “222”; stainless steel and 18K yellow gold

EUR 15,000 - 30,000

USD 17,900 - 35,700 / HKD 140,000 - 278,000

Sold: EUR 28,600

Fine and very rare, stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, self-winding, vertical rectangular and square-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, grey colour dial, with centre-seconds and date.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1

As new

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Vacheron Constantin, Geneva

Model 222

Reference 46004-411

Year 1981

Movement No. 692 391

Case No. 549 435

Bracelet integrated stainless steel and 18K yellow gold VC bracelet

Caliber 1124

Dimensions 36 x 23 mm

Weight 96.33 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate; Extract from the Archives


The integrated sports watch ref. 222 was launched in 1977 to mark the 222nd anniversary of the venerable brand's founding and is the result of the work of Jörg Hysek (born in 1953). All the famous names of the time were associated to this model : Gay Frères for the bracelet and Stern for the dial. Experts agree that approximately 500 examples of the 222 were produced during its eight-year production life. And even if this number does not take into account the ladies versions, nor the mid-size models nor the 'jumbos', this makes the watch an exceptionally rare collectable.