Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 162

Vacheron Constantin Very Elegant and Rare “Calatrava” Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6594, With Date, Sweep Seconds and Original Certificate

Estimate € 5,000 – 10,000

Sold € 5,980

Model: Calatrava
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 6594
Year: 1960s
Case N°: 415490
Caliber: K1071
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 587258
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: certificate of origin and guarantee

A story of innovation, audacity, efficiency and elegance over 260 years old that has absolutely no intention of stopping. This is the case of Vacheron Constantin, one of the watch brands most appreciated by fans for its desire to always improve. From 1755, year when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the company in Geneva, the firm has experimented and given life to high level innovations such as the world’s first horological complication (1770) while nine years later it designed the first engine-turned dial. In 1819 firstly appeared the double name of Vacheron & Constantin but only in 1970 the company officially changed its name to Vacheron Constantin. Almost 10 years earlier the company gave birth to a a nice example of reference 6594, produced in 18k yellow gold with screw back now here at auction. The whole conditions of the watch are absolutely nice with very fresh and deep hallmark on the side of the case. The inclined bezel and the straight lugs are the perfect expression of the style of the period and are conserved very well. The satine yellow gold dial is immaculate, with applied faceted gold baton indexes and outer minute/seconds divisions. The date window is located at 3 o’clock while the hands have the iconic dauphine shape realized in yellow gold. Equipped with the caliber K1072/1 and old with its original cettifcate of originality this watch is an elegant example of Vacheron Contantin timeless design.