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

48 Vacheron Constantin Rare and Unusual, Royal, Automatic Chronometer Wristwatch, in Steel, With Black Dial, Reference 2215, Box and Papers

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 41,600

Lot Description

Model: Chronometer Royal
Reference: 2215
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1978
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1096
Case N°: 514 379
Movement N°: 673 895
Dimensions: 36.5 × 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

In 1975, exactly two years before it was launched its first official sports watch, the 222, Vacheron Constantin offered to the public a dynamic and elegant model which took the name from a high-end precision pocket watch line of 1907: the Royal Chronometer. The result was the reference 2215, produced in a very small number. The lot here offered in a wonderful specimen from 1978: built in a large water-resistant brushed stainless steel case with cut corners, this sporty and elegant tonneau-shaped wristwatch is powered by a certified chronometer, mechanical and self-winding caliber 1096. The stepped concave bezel impresses thanks to its great state of preservation and its bold design. The black dial has with applied steel and black indexes, aperture for the date and is finely charming conferring to the whole watch a perfect mix of elegance and sportiness. Offered with its original box and papers, the present watch is a true testimony of the future orientation and production of the famous brand. Its typical 1970s style is actually so fashion.