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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 6562
    Movement No: 629'781
    Case No: 457'540
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. K1072/1, 29 jewels, stamped twice with the Geneva Seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1971, copy of service invoice dated June 14, 2017, invoice for the purchase of buckle and strap, and leather pouch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A demonstration that simple designs are truly eternal, this exquisite automatic timepiece from the 1970s exudes class and elegance while retaining a sporty edge thanks to its steel case and beveled lugs. The dial presents a very well-preserved sunburst finish which grants the ensemble enormous light. The automatic movement beating inside this superb specimen is finished to the highest degree, down to a wonderfully decorated rotor - truly a mark of distinction, in a time when transparent casebacks were virtually unheard of.

    Combining technical refinement, aesthetic class and the appeal of a vintage automatic movement in a steel case, the present watch is an ideal "daily wear" proposal for the connoisseur of fine timepieces.

  • 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. 6562
A lovely stainless steel automatic wristwatch with center seconds, date and screw down back

1971
35mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, buckle and strap signed

Estimate
CHF3,000 - 5,000 
€2,800-4,700
$3,200-5,400

Sold for CHF16,380

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East Director
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021