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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

LOT 179

VACHERNON & CONSTANTIN REF. 48094 YELLOW GOLD Vacheron Constantin, Geneve, "1997 Limited Edition No. 23", Movement No. 828801, case No. 685109, Ref. 48094. Made in the 1990's. Very fine and rare, flat, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by certificate and hang tag.

Three-body, solid, polished, curly straight lugs, sapphire crystal. Off-white with painted black Chinese ideograms and the date of the event in Chinese characters. Yellow gold "Baton" hands. Cal. 1130/9, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 21 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self- compensating flat balance-spring.

HKD 30,000 - 50,000

USD 3,800 - 6,400 / CHF 3,300 - 5,600

Sold: HKD 81,250

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 32 mm. THICKNESS 6 mm. This lot is from a limited edition produced in 1997, to commemorate the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.