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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 6561
    Movement No: 551'443
    Case No: 382'477
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal.12'''1/2-454, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture in 1962.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece, from one of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, is not only highly attractive and elegant but also houses a beautifully finished Vacheron Constantin caliber 454 bearing the prestigious Geneva Seal demonstrating the high level of finishing quality . When placed on the wrist, the beholder immediately realises the simple yet robust case this manual wristwatches showcases. Vacheron Constantin's design of the watch emanates balance and elegance, at the same time commanding respect with a gentlemen like presence. Housed in a stainless steel 37mm case, it stands out as forward looking and avant-garde as in the 60's masculine watches were typically 31-35 mm in diameter. It is the perfect size for a daily wear as well as a great companion for an elegant gala dinner.

  • 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. 6561
A very rare and elegant stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds

1962
37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF3,000 - 5,000 
€2,700-4,500
$3,300-5,400

Sold for CHF10,710

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