Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

138 Vacheron Constantin Very Fine and Attractive, Cioccolatone, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With Champagne Sweeps Centre Seconds Dial, Reference 6440

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 41,600

Lot Description

Model: Cioccolatone
Reference: 6440
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1960’s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1071
Case N°: 372631
Movement N°: 54 529
Dimensions: 43 × 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Nicknamed “Cioccolatone” due to its resemblance to a square of chocolate, the present lot strike for its large distinctive shape and curved profile that really capture the zeitgeist of the time of its release in the 1950s, echoing the grand contemporary American curves of the period. This reference 6440 impresses by its sheer presence and unusual organic shape presenting a two-body case in pink gold with stepped bezel, rounded lugs, domed thick crystal in really great conditions, still showing the hallmark under the lug. It also features the elusive bumper automatic caliber 1071. The charming dial has a gilt color with applied pink gold square and triangular indexes.