Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 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

222 Vacheron Constantin Extremely Fine and Rare, Driver’s Curved, Asymmetric Wristwatch in Pink-gold, With Pink Dial, Reference 4059, Retailed by Verga

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 20,800

Lot Description

Model: Driver’s Watch
Reference: 4059
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940’s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 5 1/4
Case N°: 265543
Movement N°: 404 685
Dimensions: 20 × 29 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The present watch is one of the very rare examples of the so-called Driver’s reference 4059 ever produced by Vacheron Constantin. A truly tiny and chic creation was nicknamed “Drivers’ watch” by collectors due to its horizontal layout, this unusual shape would allow the wearer to place the watch on the side of the wrist to ease the reading of time while driving without taking the hand off the steering wheel. The rectangular curved case with a snap on the back has been manufactured in 18k pink gold and is presented in excellent condition, with little to no signs of polishing. Slightly curved in order to perfectly wrap someone wrist with winding crown at 3 o’clock, one of the main details of this specimen is surely the worked stepped closing. The silver-plated dial is very well preserved and has a beautiful pink color with applied gold baton and Roman numbers and the valuable signature of the Milanese retailer Verga, located only steps away from the Milan Cathedral.