A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with centre seconds, date, unusual lugs and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1966
    Reference No: 6690
    Movement No: 587'615
    Case No: 406'918
    Model Name: Chronometer Royal
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, K1072/1
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives
    Literature: For a similar example in yellow gold please see Treasures of Vacheron Constantin, by Hazan, page 51

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Chronomètre Royal was the name for Vacheron Constantin’s top of the line model. First only available with manual calibres, it was later also launched with self-winding movements.The present example is a very rare specimen from 1966, a white gold reference 6950, defined by the fact that it was originally delivered with the present gold bracelet (the version delivered with the leather strap is reference 6694). It is powered by the well-known calibre K1072-1, featuring a chronometric balance and the typical rotor mounted on ruby ball bearings. The example here, where the bracelet and case share throughout the same design of Florentine texturing and the typical brick-stone design, is in excellent and hardly ever used condition. Connoisseurs of vintage wristwatches will agree that the present Chronomètre Royal is one of the most lavish and elaborated wristwatches of the period.

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Ref. 6690
A rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with centre seconds, date, unusual lugs and bracelet

1966
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 

sold for CHF27,500

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