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.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
16 Vacheron Constantin Very Unusual and Desirable, “Prestige de La France” Asymmetrical Wristwatch, in Gold, Silver Dial, Reference 2091, With Box and Extract from the Archives
Estimate: € 5,000 – 10,000
Sold € 14,300
Model: Prestige de la France
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 500 502
Movement N°: 648 732
Dimensions: 21 × 46 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives and Box
With Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1974. The present timepiece is a tiny and chic creation by Vacheron Constantin Geneve. The Vacheron Asymmetric is one of the most memorable and fascinating watch models. The present model was introduced following Vacheron Constantin receiving the Prestige de la France award on 23 June 1972. The ceremony took place under the direction of the French Minister François-Xavier Oriole and the distinction was rewarding the partnership between the Manufacture and talented Parisian jewelers. The elongated curved asymmetric case is perfectly preserved and the dial is another remarkable feature with its silvered color on which have been printed baton indexes and Roman numbers. On the case at 3 o’clock, there is the cabochon sapphire-set crown and the back is secured by one screw and engraved with emblem and prestige de la France to commemorate the event. The caliber is a K1050/B with 20 jewels, this watch is a lavish creation from Vacheron Constantin and for rectangular watch collectors is a totally unmistakable object for conditions, quality and rarity.