One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
198 Vacheron Constantin Very Elegant and Attractive, Triple Calendar Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Claw Lugs and Moon Phase, Reference 4240
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 23,400
Model: Claw Lugs, Triple Calendar
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 294198
Movement N°: 457940
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Vacheron Constantin has long been associated with the production of complicated timepieces. While the manufacture made unique calendar wristwatches in the past for their most distinguished clients, the first serially produced calendar wristwatch was unveiled in 1942 with the reference 4240, such as the present lot. This very specimen has a beautifully crafted fluted yellow-gold 35 mm diameter case and claw lugs, preserved in excellent condition, with sharp hallmarks throughout and crisp edges. The day and month are indicated via apertures on the dial and a slim gold hand indicate the time while an arrow indicates the day of the month. The reference was very popular during the 1940s and ’50s that it was relaunched by Vacheron Constantin in 2017.