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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 6732
    Movement No: 598'427
    Case No: 423'105
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. K1072/1, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract From the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 6732 illustrates the stunning diversity of Vacheron Constantin’s designs from the 1940s through the 1960s, with the bold and audacious cohabiting with the more conventional.

    At first glance the present lot may seem rather academic in design, but closer attention allows us to notice a cavalcade of details infusing panache and charisma to the reference 6732. The thick beveled lugs turning sharply downwards and the large flat bezel provide for a wonderful graphic result and perfectly complement the sunburst silver dial.

    Beating within the reference 6732 is the Vacheron Constantin cal. K1072 featuring a beautiful guilloché rotor and a Gyromax balance. Furthermore the movement is stamped with the Geneva seal, proof of its painstaking hand finish.

    In superb condition, extraordinary examples like the present lot continue to be a strong contributing factor to the growing desirability of Vacheron Constantin wristwatches.

  • 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. 6732
A rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

1968
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 9,000 
€5,600-8,300
$5,900-8,900

Sold for CHF10,625

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017