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

210 Vacheron Constantin Fancy and Elegant, Lady’s Toledo, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold, With Guilloché Dial, Reference 11100

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 7,800

Lot Description

Model: Toledo
Reference: 11100
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990’s
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1132
Case N°: 630941
Dimensions: 27 × 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Every single watch of Vacheron Constantin is characterized by absolute perfection and impresses with the firm character. One of the most flamboyant models the brand has produced is surely the Toledo, with a design that is reminiscent of the flowing designs of American automobile design of the 1950s. It was first released in the early 1950s and had a truly unique case shape that provided diversity to the classic watch shapes that Vacheron Constantin typically made. The case is described as being a “large, stepped, curved square” and the Toledo later became known by collectors as Cioccolatone by Italian collectors. This referred to chocolate squares that are very popular in Italy. The “Cioccolatone” was made in different versions, such as with or without a date, with different movements and also with an extremely sought after full calendar with the moon phase model. Also a lady version has been produced in the 1990s with a fancy and elegant taste. The lot here offered is a gorgeous specimen of reference 11100, the feminine version of the Toledo with a case size of 24 × 29 mm. Preserved in very nice condition and all the engravings on the back perfectly clear, the “guilloché” off-white dial has applied gold pyramidal and dart indexes on a plain reserve.