Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

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.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

55 Vacheron Constantin Extremely Rare and Exceptional Oversized Sweep Center Seconds Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 4724, With Cloisonné Polychrome Enamel Dial Depicting the Americas

Estimate: € 500,000 –⁠ 1,000,000

Sold € 624,000

Lot Description

Model: Enamel Dial
Reference: 4724
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1951
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 492113
Case N°: 323545
Movement N°: 454
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Skillful hands, passion, mastery and patience are the main characteristics when the goal is to create works of art of absolute value. It is precisely these attributes that characterized Stern Frères' master enamellers in giving life to absolutely unique and special dials, as in the case of the Vacheron Constantin specimen here offered. During the 1950’s, Beyeler and Stern Frères produced some of the most iconic cloisonné dial wristwatches for main brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe or Universal Geneve. Vacheron was one of those receivers but very few were the enamels equipped on the cases of the Swiss brand. The lot here offered presents one of the most fascinating and charismatic topic ever produced on a quadrant and for sure on of the rarest to appear in public: the Americas with polychrome cloisonné. The case used was that of a reference 4724, with its massive and straight lugs, its flat bezel and snap on back. For many years, it has jealously kept in the collection of a very notable and meticulous collector, perfectly exemplified by the great conditions of the case but, most of all, of the very fragile dial. As previously said, the dial depicts a wonderful scene featuring a multi-colored North, Central and South America with compass rose at 8 o’clock topped with faceted baton hour markers. When admiring such a watch, it will completely take your breath away for its perfection and quality. This beauty also comes with the extract from the archives confirming the matching of case and movement numbers and, most important, that this very watch has been equipped with the polychrome enamel dial.