Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco
Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani.
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264
48 Vacheron Constantin Extravagant and Very Distinctive Helm Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Black Dial, Reference 4709 With Fancy Lugs and Case
Estimate: € 10,000 – 20,000
Sold € 11,050
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 323627
Movement N°: 488418
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Vacheron Constantin came up with highly creative and unusual case designs during the dynamic period of the 1950s offering an alternative to classical dress wristwatches. These innovative designs gave birth the incredibly unusual and never seen before reference 4709 she as the present watch. Nicknamed “Helm” because of its likeness to a ship’s rudder, this intricate watch boasts a case manufactured by none other than C. Markowsky, known for imaginative designs and the highest level of craft. Later versions came with center seconds while first ones, such as the present watch, featured a subsidiary seconds. This very model in yellow gold is preserved in incredible and pleasant conditions with still all its original and hard edges. The black dial has very beautiful triangle hours markers with baton hands nicely preserved.