Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco LOT 74

74. Vacheron Constantin “Cioccolatone”, Big Square, ref. 4737, in yellow gold

Estimate € 20,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description
Model: “Cioccolatone”
Material: Yellow-gold 18K
Reference N°: 4737
Year: Circa 1955/1960
Case N°: 324156
Caliber: 477/1 automatic
Bracelet: Leather strap
Dimensions: 44 mm x 35 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Affectionately nicknamed “Cioccolatone” by collectors due to its resemblance to a square of chocolate, the stepped, square and curved case of the reference 4737 could only have been the brainchild of Vacheron Constantin. Often considered to be the more flamboyant of the two historical Geneva-based brands, Vacheron Constantin’s Cioccolatone was made in different versions, with or without date, with different movements and also with the extremely sought after full calendar with moon phase model. This lovely and in a very nice condition example is offered at low estimate. Milestones of modern watches history.

Montre Vacheron Constantin en or jaune, modèle surnommée « Cioccolatone » par les collectionneurs en raison de sa ressemblance avec un carré de chocolat ; le boitier à gradins de forme carrée et incurvée de la référence 4737 ne pouvait être que l’invention de Vacheron Constantin. Ce magnifique exemplaire proposé à une estimation correct ne pourrait être manqué.