Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 47032
    Movement No: 976'929
    Case No: 1'125'263
    Model Name: Malte Retrograde Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1226, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin has long been known for producing exquisite and highly complicated timepieces since the founding of the firm in 1755. Considered as one of the world’s oldest manufacturer of timepieces, Vacheron Constantin has developed a competitive advantage over others. With an archive that dates back a couple of hundred years, the firm is able to produce in-house movements inspired by the past.

    Cased in platinum, the present Malte model most notably houses a perpetual calendar complication with retrograde date and leap year. A rarely-found detail, the year is indicated at 6 o'clock by apertures that can be adjusted with a corrector. Preserved in excellent condition, the watch displays all crisp and visible hallmarks.

  • 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. 47032
An attractive and well-preserved platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date and year indication, certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2011
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF44,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022