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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 6108
    Movement No: 509'014
    Case No: 350'970
    Model Name: Chronomètre Royal
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual cal. 1008BS, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by its original fitted box, original Certificate of Origin, Bulletin de Marche and Geneva seal certificate. Furthermore accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming the year of production of the present watch in 1956.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Almost every significant watch brand has an iconic watch that collectors adore, from the Reverso to the Submariner. Vacheron Constantin is probably best known for the Chronomètre Royal. The Chronomètre Royal became a registered trademark on May 28th, 1907 when the first pocket-watch bearing this prestigious name was presented. Thereafter, the name was used on only those fitted with a chronometer certified movement.
    The present lot is a fantastic example of the reference 6108, with its charismatic lugs in the shape of a quarter Maltese cross. It’s fitted with a beautiful silver dial with applied and faceted gold hour markers, with all print, including the Vacheron & Constantin logo and outer minute track being raised, hard-enamel - typical of the finest watches of the era.
    Complete with its original box, original Certificate of Origin, Chronomètre Royal Bulletin de Marche, and Geneva seal certificate make the present lot a rare find for the discerning collector.

  • Artist Biography

    Vacheron Constantin

    Swiss • 1755

    The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

    Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

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Ref. 6108
A rare and elegant yellow gold chronometer wristwatch presented with box, original certificate, rating certificate and Geneva seal certificate

1956
34mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 
€11,000-16,500
$12,400-18,600

Sold for CHF17,500

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