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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
2 Vacheron Constantin Massive and Sporty, Overseas Chronograph, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 49140, With Box and Additional Link
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 20,800
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 743090
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Additional Link
The Overseas is the flagship sports watch models by Vacheron Constantin, such as the Royal Oak for Audemars Piguet or the Nautilus for Patek Philippe. Born from an idea of Vincent Kaufmann and external watch artist Dino Modolo, in more recent years, the model has seen updates to the shape, bezel and bracelet. The here offered reference 49140 represents one of the original iterations of this now-iconic and collectable model. The Overseas Chronograph was produced in a short period between 1998 and 2004 and displays a striking silvered dial, with the date displayed in a traditional “double guichet” (double window) fashion—a rare feature Vacheron Constantin has become known for. The three body case with 8 screws and “Overseas” logo, notched steel bezel, screwed-down buttons and winding crown is finely preserved with a massive and solid bracelet also in good conditions. Reference 49140, popularly referred to as Phase 1, was lately has been replaced by the reference 49150 and considering its short period of production plus the great quality of both designs and movement, it is nowadays a model in absolute growth among collectors.