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

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 49020
    Movement No: 5'248'078
    Case No: 1'244'840
    Model Name: Overseas Chronograph Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal 1136QP, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, Guarantee, winding box, setting pin, cleaning cloth, hang tag, USB key, outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Whilst brands such as Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe never abandoned the original designs of their 1970s leisure/chic sports watches, respectively the Royal Oak and the Nautilus, with almost each decade Vacheron Constantin evolved the design of its iconic 222 resulting in the launch of the Overseas collection in 1996, keeping the tonneau shaped case with a round serated bezel this time in the form of a Maltese cross – symbol of the brand.

    In 2004, Vacheron Constantin presented a beefed up version of the Overseas with a more sportier look but keeping in line the heritage of both the Generation 1 Overseas as well as the 222.

    With the present generation 2 Overseas perpetual calendar chronograph Vacheron Constantin housed a multi complication in the Overseas case for the first time creating a timepiece of striking beauty.

    Presented in 2012 and discontinued in 2016 the present model was made in very low numbers for only four short years.

    The present perpetual calendar chronograph is a potent mix of design, muscle and elegance representing the best of Vacheron Constantin’s technical and design prowess.

  • 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. 49020
A very attractive and unusual pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with box and guarantee

Circa 2014
42mm Diameter

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 50,000 
€24,600-49,100
$26,500-53,100

Sold for CHF60,480

Contact Specialist

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

+41 22 317 81 81
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Tiffany To
Head of Sale, Geneva

+41 22 317 96 63
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022