Vacheron Constantin - Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR Geneva Friday, November 11, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 47120/000P-9216
    Movement No: 980'016
    Case No: 1'123'397, No. 62
    Model Name: Malte Chronograph Excellence Platine
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1141, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum buckle, signed Vacheron Constantin
    Dimensions: 41.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin dated November 13, 2006, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch in 2006, fitted presentation box, leather wallet, instruction manual, and service booklet

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Vacheron Constantin Malte Chronograph collection was first introduced in 2004, replacing the firm’s Chronograph Historique line. The Malte Chronograph was highly controversial at the time of its release, as the modernized and oversized case was atypical of the firm. The collection remained in production until 2009, and has become highly sought after in the world of horology.
    In 2006, Vacheron Constantin introduced the special “Malte Chronograph Collection Excellence Platine”, which was a limited edition run of 75 watches cased in platinum. This exclusive series was fitted with a sandblasted, solid platinum dial adorned with applied white gold hour markers and Maltese cross, as well as an outer telemeter scale. Its robust 41.5mm case features fan-shaped lugs and a sapphire crystal caseback for collectors to admire the high-grade manual-wind caliber 1141.
    The present example is number 62 of this series and preserved in excellent overall condition. This watch is fresh to the market and comes with the complete package including the original certificate, presentation box, leather wallet, instruction manual and service booklet.
    With this exceptional rarity, large case size and beautiful modern design, this piece will make the perfect addition for any discerning Vacheron Constantin collector.

  • 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. 47120/000P-9216
A very attractive, rare and large platinum chronograph wristwatch with sand-blasted platinum finished dial and outer telemeter scale, accompanied by certificate of origin, presentation box and booklets

41.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF37,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016