Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

113 Vacheron Constantin Very Attractive and Large Round Shaped Wirstwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 4126, With Teardrop Lugs, Two Tone Guillochè Subsidiary Seconds Dial

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 15,000

Lot Description

Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 4126
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 331801
Caliber: P453/3B
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 499668
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Vacheron Constantin’s historic motto “Do better if possible, and that is always possible” is nowadays universally renown. Sometimes a bit inflated, actually this has truly been at the basis of all the Vacheron’s creation but one thing is speaking and another is acting. Is not so easy to always improve, most of all if your story dates back to 1755 and you have released a really large amounts of watch models, experiencing various complications. In 1940’s the Swiss brand gave life to a time-only wristwatch of authentic beauty with a nicely manufactured case and an even more special dial. The reference 4126 here offered is an example in 18k yellow gold with a very thin case and the fancy teardrop lugs. This elegant style of lugs have somewhat become Vacheron Constantin’s signature design from the ’30s when they have been firstly introduced and then used on different specimens. The argentè dial is extraordinary for its complexity and structure: three different type of guillochè decoration embellish the whole quadrant, three as well are the different applied indexes in yellow gold used to decorate it while a slim track for minutes/seconds with applied gold pearl dots enrich everything. On this 36mm wide case has been equipped the caliber P453/3B. This is a wonderful example of a mid-century vintage Vacheron Constantin wristwatch.