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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 82

VACHERON CONSTANTIN SAINT-GERVAIS TOURBILLON & PERPETUAL CALENDAR PLATINUM Vacheron Constantin, Genève, "Saint-Gervais," No. 12, movement No. 973011, case No. 81479, Ref. 80251/00P-9139. Made to mark the occasion of the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2006. Extremely fine, rare and important, water-resistant platinum wristwatch with 250-hour autonomy and power reserve indication in 2 sectors, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, perpetual calendar, leap year indication and an 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original numbered fitted box, Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Jubilee, slide-out magnifying glass engraved: 1755 - 2005, the Maltese Cross, Vacheron Constantin, Un Quart de Millenaire, setting pin and user manual.

Three-body, solid, polished, bezel with reeded edge, rounded band, curved sloped "250 ans" lugs, transparent case back with reeded edge secured by 6 screws, correctors in the band, anti-reflective sapphire crystals. Hand-guilloche silvered 18K gold with applied and faceted white gold indexes, subsidiary dials for the date, day of the week and months, apertures for the leap year indication and one-minute tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge, carrying the subsidiary seconds hand, flanked by 2 power reserve sectors (the right 0-125/ the left 125-250), applied Seal of Geneva quality mark. White gold éventail hands. Cal. 2250, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 33 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with Maltese Cross-shaped steel cage, free-sprung monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and isochronism, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator, 2 barrels providing a 250-hour power reserve.

USD 200,000 - 300,000

HKD 1,550,000 - 2,300,000 / CHF 200,000 - 300,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial case and movement signed. DIM. 44 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. To mark the occasion of their 250th anniversary VACHERON CONSTANTIN has made a limited edition of 55 "Saint-Gervais" wristwatches. This watch is a world's "first" with 250-hour autonomy, tourbillon regulator and perpetual calendar. The name "Saint-Gervais" makes reference to Geneva's traditional watchmaking quarter, the home of Vacheron Constantin's historic headquarters. To our knowledge, this is the only watch with 250-hour power reserve, perpetual calendar, and tourbillon to employ four simultaneously working barrels. Vacheron Constantin's engineers consider that this confers a unique consistency of power to the watch.