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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2005
    Reference No: 85250
    Movement No: 970'746
    Case No: 800'659 further stamped n°132
    Model Name: Jubilee 1755
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2475, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a special 250th anniversary fitted box, Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Authenticity, special 250th anniversary loupe, setting pin, cleaning cloth, hangtag and product literature.
    Literature: The Jubilee 1755 is featured in "The Secrets of Vacheron" pp 188-189.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2005 Vacheron Constantin reached a milestone that no other watch brand has equaled since: the celebration of its 250th anniversary – a quarter millennium – making it the oldest watch brand in continuous operation.

    With its name referring to the founding date of Vacheron Constantin, the Jubilee 1755 - created as part of the 250th anniversary celebration pieces- is a timepiece concentrating all of Vacheron Constantin's savoir faire: technical and aesthetical.

    Amongst the 250th anniversary watches, who all shared common “signature elements” such as case design, quarter Maltese cross (the emblem of the brand) shaped lugs, special guilloché dial and hands, was the Tour de l’Ile, the world’s most complicated timepiece, at the time, with 16 complications of which the present lot shares the common aesthetics.

    The present Jubilee 1755 was made in yellow, white, and pink gold as well as in platinum. The pink gold model was limited to 500 pieces of which the present lot is number 132. This superb timepiece also houses Vacheron Constantin's very first inhouse automatic movement: caliber 2475 featuring the day, date and a power reserve indicator. This caliber not only bears the Geneva Seal but is finished to the nth degree both on the underdial and visible sides. A special event requests a special favor and the Geneva Seal authorities allowed the brand to appose a small cartouche representing the Geneva Seal on the dial, something that had never been granted before.

    The Jubilee 1755 represents a piece of horological history. A subtle sense of detail (guillochage of the dial) a dash of flamboyance (the case) and an amazing movement have made this model one of Vacheron Constantin's hottest contemporary watches and an avidly sought after collector's timepiece.

  • 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. 85250
A fine and rare limited edition pink gold wristwatch with day, date and power reserve

40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF22,500

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