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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 7375
    Movement No: 598'619
    Case No: 427'583
    Model Name: Royal Chronometer
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. K1072/1, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 4omm. Length with lugs 36mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 7375 is part of the iconic Royal Chronometer family. For several decades, Vacheron Constantin presented watches at observatory trials, winning numerous prizes. Consequently, the brand decided to offer watches meeting the stringent requirements of these Observatory trials and in 1907 it launched the first pocket watch of the Royal Chronometer family. Over the course of its history, the Geneva based manufacture’s race for precision was embodied by this family with the addition, in 1953, of wristwatches housing manual wind calibers 1007BS or 1008BS.
    The present watch, manufactured in 1968, houses the self-winding caliber K1072/1, a testimony of Vacheron Constantin’s "savoir faire" and attention to detail. The outer segment of the rotor is made of solid 18K yellow gold further adorned by a beautiful guilloché motif and is equipped with a Gyromax balance. Furthermore, the movement is stamped twice with the Geneva seal, proof of its painstaking hand finish. This watch is in superb condition, the vertical satin finish of the case is extremely well preserved and perfectly matches the vertical and horizontal finish of the silver colored dial.

  • 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. 7375
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with textured dial and date

4omm. Length with lugs 36mm. Width
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF10,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017