A fine and very rare pink gold triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon, original box and certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1948
    Reference No: 4240L
    Movement No: 463'961
    Case No: 308'335
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, V495
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, case and dial signed
    Accessories: Vacheron Constantin fitted presentation box and undated guarantee together with a Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s reference 4240 is one of the few vintage wristwatch designs by the firm featuring a triple calendar function. To date, examples cased in yellow gold and pink gold are known among scholars, with the vast majority of the latter having been sold in the South American market.The present example, made in 1948, is probably no exception featuring not only the warm rose gold case colour but also the calendar discs for the day of the week and month in Spanish.The multi-toned dial is absolutely unrestored and displays a fascinating patina with tones of honey and copper. Vintage wristwatches, where stunning looks and a very high degree of refined engineering meet at such high level, as with the present watch, are true works of art.

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Ref. 4240L
A fine and very rare pink gold triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon, original box and certificate

1948
35mm. Diameter
Movement, case and dial signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 20,000 

sold for CHF26,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm