Vacheron & Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1945
    Reference No: 4072
    Movement No: 437'614
    Case No: 275'647
    Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 434, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1945

  • Catalogue Essay

    Two-tone cases in vintage watches not only have a certain graphic beauty but the mix of a white metal (steel, white gold, platinum) with a colored metal (pink or yellow gold) gives the watch incredible presence on the wrist. The present reference 4072 in steel with pink gold bezel, crown and chronograph pushers is a wonderful take on a classic design with a twist.

    The addition of an exquisite two-tone champagne dial to an already perfect equation elevates this watch to bombastic heights.

    In production from 1938 until the late 1960s the reference 4072 still exudes a highly contemporary elegance. Vacheron Constantin produced the watch with both the rare oval-shaped chronograph pushers, or as found on the present watch, with more modern, rectangular-shaped pushers. Furthermore, the 34mm case featured either a rare flat bezel or a beveled one.

    One of Vacheron Constantin’s most iconic and sought after vintage chronograph models, especially in the present combination of which less than 70 are known, this particular reference 4072 is distinguished by its immaculate case preserved in factory fresh condition. The case appears larger due to the elongated and powerful lugs as well as the wide dial opening.

    Scholars and connoisseurs consider Vacheron Constantin chronographs to be amongst the most beautiful ever made, offering exceptional quality, aesthetics and value. The present model is amongst the finest and best preserved examples of the reference to appear on the market in recent memory, making it a trophy watch for the connoisseur.


Ref. 4072
A very rare and elegant stainless steel and pink gold chronograph with two-tone pink champagne dial

34mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF50,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF63,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020