A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with centre seconds, champagne dial, date and original certificate

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 6440Q
    Movement No: 643'911
    Case No: 443'711
    Model Name: "Cioccolatone"
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1072/1
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm. Length; 35mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Undated Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin, also accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a superb example of the celebrated "Cioccolatone" model by Vacheron Constantin. Originally introduced into the market in the 1950s, it was a very innovative design considering the time of its launch.There are several “ Cioccolatone” models, the majority of them cased in yellow gold, including a manual wind, an automatic, a version with date only, and of course the famous triple date calendar. The time only and triple date versions were reissued by Vacheron Constantin later under the name Toledo 1952, though only the triple date is still in production. The present watch, manufactured in 1970 and housing the 1072/1 automatic movement, is in excellent condition, still retaining its original certificate and strap. The untouched and original champagne coloured dial is enhancing the beauty and rarity of this wonderful vintage wristwatch.

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Ref. 6440Q
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with centre seconds, champagne dial, date and original certificate

1973
44mm. Length; 35mm. Width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 

sold for CHF25,000

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