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

230 Vacheron Constantin Incredibly Rare and Highly Attractive, Turnograph, Automatic Wristwatch in White-gold, With Rotating Bezel, Reference 6782

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 39,000

Lot Description

Model: Turnograph
Reference: 6782
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: K1072
Case N°: 458 604
Movement N°: 629 775
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

When pronouncing the name “Turnograph” immediately, the mind goes to Rolex. Considering its sporty style, it comes with no doubts that this model has been produced by the sportiest brand in the world of horology. Anyway, also another brand which instead is universally known for dress and elegant watches has decided to create a watch with the exact same name and a sport/tool layout. The reference 6782 of Vacheron here offered features a water-resistant case and rotating bezel to measure elapsed time. Despite its solid case, this model remains an overtly luxurious timepiece with a huge attention to details just as the Vacheron tradition dictates the milling of the bezel, the use of gold instead of stainless steel for the case, are just a couple of tips on which concentrate and admire. This 6782 is offered in exquisite condition, still retaining all of its original factory finishes, with lugs displaying original quality and clear defined lines, while the silver “Star Burst” dial is clean and in all original condition. Made predominantly in yellow gold, the present reference 6782 is only the fourth white-gold version known, just one number away from the one offered at Phillips in May 2019. Ahead of its time, with a waterproof case, rotating bezel and overall sporty look, this very watch is absolutely a precious and unusual Vacheron’s creation that is absolutely not easy to find.