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.

121 Vacheron Constantin Attractive Rectangular-Shape Wristwatch in White and Pink Gold, With Two Tone Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 9,360

Lot Description

Material: White and Pink Gold
Year: 1930s
Case N°: 257248
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 414140
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 28x37mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch brand in the world, with a production that has never been interrupted throughout its history. Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, within a fortnight the atelier produced its first models with “complications”. In 1819 the union of intents with Francois Constantin, thus giving birth to the Vacheron Constantin house, creator of some of the most beautiful and complicated mechanical watches in the whole world: a story of constant invention and innovation at the highest levels. Vacheron’s collections reflect the different faces of watchmaking, interpreting timeless classicism and elegance. In the course of its centuries-long history, Vacheron Constantin has obviously had to face moments of difficulty like during the Great Depression but this did not prevent the company from continuing to give life to absolutely special objects for their design. This is the case of the here offered rectangular watch, made around the 1930s, in a total atmosphere of ferment and difficulty. Its sinuous lines reflect the dictates and characteristics of the Art Deco that ruled at that time. The use of the rose gold-white gold pair for the realization of the case is a winning choice capable of conferring preciousness and dynamism to the object. The agée dial, with its patina, the black Roman indexes and the small trimmings refers to the glories of a past time. Object of a rare beauty, this Vacheron Constantin reflects the classicism and exclusive elegance, the true soul of the brand.