Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1960
    Reference No: 6307
    Movement No: 545'203
    Case No: 365'989
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. K1071, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture of the present watch in 1960.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The design of Vacheron Constantin’s reference 6307 is a superb example of how the famed Geneva brand manages to create timepieces that delightfully balance classicism with flamboyance.

    The large 37mm pink gold case entices with its lugs that seem thick when seen from above but that are slender and elegantly down-turning when admired from the side. The bezel is incredibly shaped with an unusual stepped angling that gives it marvelous charisma.

    The cream dial with facetted applied double baton hour markers and circular minute markers add the final touches to this stylish design.

    Giving life to this reference 6307 is the Vacheron Constantin caliber K1070, an automatic movement featuring a rotor with a guilloché 18k gold rim that is mounted on four ruby rollers. Furthermore, this movement features the Geneva Seal, demonstrating its painstaking finish.

  • 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. 6307
A large, rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with center seconds

37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF10,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018