Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

121 Vacheron Constantin Very Fine and Attractive Flame Shaped Lugs Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 4418, With Guilloche Dial

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 11,050

Lot Description

Model: Flame Lugs
Reference: 4418
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1940s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: V453
Case N°: 309474
Movement N°: 473554
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The present Vacheron Constantin is the materialization of the experimental genius in which the Swiss brand has always ventured. The case is composed of a two-body carrure in 18k pink gold with a snap on back of 35 mm width with incredibly crisp edges. It is surprisingly curvaceous with amazing massive downturned lugs and for this reason nicknamed by collectors “flame lugs”. The matte silver dial is a masterpiece given its engine turned decoration perfectly intact with outer perlage for minutes, applied rhomboidal and Arabic 12 indexes and subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock. To power the gold baton hands is the manual V453 caliber. The large diameter of 35 mm and perfectly balanced proportions makes this watch a special piece.