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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 423

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REF. 4823, CLOISONNE ENAMEL

A very fine and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k yellow gold centre-seconds cloisonné enamel wristwatch.

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Reference 4823

Year Sold in December 1953 to Vacheron New York

Movement No. 495801

Calibre  P454/5B

Case No. 333098

Bracelet Gold plated AW buckle

Diameter 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 320,000 - 480,000 / USD 40,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 67,500


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 Provenance: Antiquorum, The Art of Vacheron Constantin, November 13, 1994, lot 257. Part of an extremely small series, these watches featuring cloisonné enamel dials made by Beyeler were all sold to New York in 1953. Only 4 pieces have ever appeared at auction all with consecutive movement numbers. Movement 495801- Antiquorum November 1994, Lot 257 Movement 495802- Antiquorum October 1995, Lot 724 Movement 495803- Christies June 2012, Lot 120 Movement 495804- Sothebys December 2011, Lot 158