Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1954
    Reference No: 6022
    Movement No: 517'912
    Case No: 342'732
    Model Name: "Diavolo"
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9'' 1001, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1954

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s willingness to offer alternative designs to classical dress wristwatches appears as early as the 1920s. The brand’s innovative and sometimes disruptive designs are well known amongst collectors and fancy lugs have become a key element of the brand's DNA.

    The present reference 6022 was launched in the early 1950s and nicknames "Diavolo" due to the resemblance of the lugs to the devil's horns! The polished lugs present a striking contrast to the delicately guilloché case giving the watch incredible personality.

    The present watch is presented in very attractive condition. Its pink gold case retains strong proportion and the patina on the dial attests the love this watch has already received from its original owner. Because of its condition and distinctive design, we can confidently say this timepiece would move any collector who chances upon it.

  • 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. 6022
An extremely rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with styled lugs and guilloché bezel

33mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF10,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019