Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 30145A
    Movement No: 968'924
    Case No: 1'130'697 caseback further engraved N°1
    Model Name: Malte Tourbillon "Geneva Boutique"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal 1790, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm length and 37.5 mm width
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin fitted box, Certificate of Authenticity, polishing cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Malte Tourbillon is an ultra elusive, historically important and relevant timepiece as not only it is number 1 of a 10 piece limited edition made in 2006 to celebrate the opening of Vacheron Constantin's boutique in Geneva but it was the very first time the brand was housing a tourbillon in a steel case.

    The present watch impresses with its bold design. The large tourbillon takes centre stage taking up almost the full bottom half of the dial. It is important to underline the incredible amount of hand finishing found here with the superbly rounded and tapered tourbillon bridge as well as the tourbillon cage in the form of the brand’s signature Maltese Cross -that with its 16 interior angles took close to one whole month of work to finish!

    The top part of the dial is reserved for time indications, power reserve and date.

    The rose gold hands and indexes atop a multi layered textured black dial give the watch a stunning theatrical appeal.

    Rare and drop dead gorgeous the present watch is offered by the original owner.

  • 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. 30145A
An incredibly beautiful and rare stainless steel tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, date, certificate of authenticity and presentation box, number 1 of a 10 piece limited edition

40 mm length and 37.5 mm width

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022