Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

249 Vacheron Constantin Rare and Attractive, Turnograph, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Rotating Bezel, Reference 6782

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 6,500

Model: Turnograph
Reference: 6782
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: K1072
Case N°: 458 566
Movement N°: 629 745
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Pochette

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. Rather thick for dress watches of the time, 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 fair and nice condition, still retaining all of its original hallmarks, with case back displaying original quality and clear defined serial numbers, while the luxurious champagne dial is clean and in all original condition. The baton indexes and a matching baton handset inlaid with black increase the legibility of this timepiece that, despite the overall production numbers for the reference cannot be confirmed, it appears to be a very rare timepiece judging by the frequency of its appearance on the market. 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 definitely not easy to find.