An attractive and fine yellow gold wristwatch with guilloché dial

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 4993
    Movement No: 512'112
    Case No: 342’128
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal 453/3B, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1953

  • Catalogue Essay

    A cavalcade of details and design elements add up to making this watch an extremely attractive example of the reference 4993, may it be the elongated lugs, large flat bezel and most interestingly the stunning guilloche dial.

    The movement beating inside is the beautifully finished cal 453/3B with swan neck regulator.

    In overall very attractive condition with a strong crisp hallmark beneath the lug, the Vacheron Constantin reference 4993 is a scarce piece rarely offered on the market.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 4993
An attractive and fine yellow gold wristwatch with guilloché dial

1953
35.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 6,000 
€3,700-5,500
$4,000-6,100

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019