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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1957
    Reference No: 6111
    Movement No: 509'004
    Case No: 347'621
    Model Name: Chronomètre Royal
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. P1008/BS, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin and Guarantee stamped by Orologeria Zurletti and dated May 23, 1957, Bulletin de Marche and Geneva seal certificate.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Almost every significant watch manufacture has an iconic watch that collectors associate with the brand, such as the Reverso with Jaeger Lecoultre, or the Submariner with Rolex. Vacheron Constantin is probably best known for its Chronomètre Royal.

    The Chronomètre Royal Vacheron Constantin Genève 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.

    This is a beautiful example of a reference 6111, showing the fullness of its case proportions. The warm, silvered dial with applied and faceted hour markers combines purity and elegance that is typical of the period.

    Offered without reserve, it is accompanied by many of its original accessories, such as the Vacheron & Constantin Certificate of Origin from 1957, Chronomètre Royal Bulletin de Marche and additional certificate of origin, adding another layer of collectibility.

  • 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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This lot is offered without Reserve

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 6111
A rare and elegant pink gold chronometer wristwatch with center seconds, original certificate, rating certificate and Geneva seal certificate

1957
35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,500-7,300
$5,400-8,700

Sold for CHF22,680

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021