Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 251

251

Vacheron Constantin Attractive and Charming Round Wristwatch in Yellow-Gold With Mobile Hinged Lugs

Estimate € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 8,710
Lot Description

Model: Fancy Lugs
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 10'''
Case N°: 260642
Movement N°: 413415
Dimensions: 31 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The most beautiful discovery for a collector is to find a watch that combines a specially shaped case, a historically important movement and a unique and special dial. The present lot fully reflects these characteristics and with good reason is a candidate for being a piece of absolute value. Vacheron occasionally devoted itself to the manufacture of watches with special designs and the wide, mobile hinged lugs of this watch testify it perfectly. This elegant style of lugs has somewhat become Vacheron Constantin’s signature design from the ’40s when they have been firstly introduced and then used on different specimens. The two tones argentè dial is extraordinary for its complexity and structure with Arabic printed indexes, outer minutes scale, inner gold hour scales and subsidiary seconds at six. This is a wonderful example of a mid-century vintage Vacheron Constantin wristwatch.