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

159 Vacheron Constantin Very Elegant and Rare, Royal, Chronometer Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, Reference H3.7375, With Original Certificate

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 16,900

Lot Description

Model: Royal Chronometer
Reference: H3.7375
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1966
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: 466 459
Movement N°: 630228
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Original Warranty

A story of innovation, audacity, efficiency and elegance over 260 years old that has absolutely no intention of stopping. This is the case of Vacheron Constantin, one of the watch brands most appreciated by fans for its desire to always improve. From 1755, years when Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the company in Geneva, the firm has experimented and given life to high-level innovations such as the world’s first horological complication (1770) while nine years later it designed the first engine-turned dial. In 1819 firstly appeared the double name of Vacheron & Constantin but only in 1970, the company officially changed its name to Vacheron Constantin. Few years earlier the company gave birth to a nice example of Royal Chronometer, produced in 18k white gold with screw back now here at auction. The whole conditions of the watch are absolutely nice with very fresh engraving on the case back still visible. The satin white-gold dial is immaculate, with applied faceted gold baton indexes and outer minute divisions. The date window is located at 3 o’clock while the hands are the usual baton shape realized in white gold. Equipped with its original cettifcate of originality, this watch is an elegant example of Vacheron Constantin timeless design.