Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

MILANO
Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

MONACO
Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

168 Vacheron Constantin Absolutely Rare and Attractive, “Tank Brick”, Rectangular Shape Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Pink Dial, Reference 4108

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Model: Tank Brick
Reference: 4108
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 263544
Movement N°: 419906
Dimensions: 25 x 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

A tale of innovation, daring, efficiency, and elegance spanning over 260 years that shows no intention of fading away. Such is the legacy of Vacheron Constantin, a watch brand cherished by enthusiasts for its unwavering commitment to improvement. Since its founding in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva, the company has been a crucible of experimentation, giving life to high-level innovations such as the world’s first horological complication in 1770 and, nine years later, designing the inaugural engine-turned dial. The double name of Vacheron & Constantin made its debut in 1819, but it wasn’t until 1970 that the company officially adopted the name Vacheron Constantin. Two decades prior, the company birthed a splendid example of the Tank Brick, akin to the present lot. This dress watch stands as a stunning testament that would seamlessly grace the wrist of a discerning and refined collector. The timeless rectangular case in pink gold boasts a generously sized flat bezel. Despite its age, the watch is in remarkable condition. The dial exudes absolute beauty with its pink backdrop, Arabic pink gold applied indexes, and a black-painted outer minute scale with seconds at six o’clock. Rose gold baton hour and minute hands, along with the signature “VACHERON & CONSTANTIN,” “GENEVE,” complete the dial configuration. Interestingly, this model shares similarities with another we auctioned with a different signature on the dial, the Audemars Piguet Tank. Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin enjoyed a close relationship in the mid-20th century. The design’s origins can be traced back to offerings from Audemars Piguet in the 1930s, produced in limited numbers until the 1950s. Despite the low production, both AP and VC crafted various configurations.

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