Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1928
    Movement No: 407'891
    Case No: 254'156
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Length and 24mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture in 1928.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Roaring Twenties, as the name suggests, were a time of exuberance, entertainment and experimentation. It was a period of significant artistic development and even though Art Deco was the dominant style, the period was also influenced by Dadaism, Expressionism and Surrealism.

    Preserved in excellent condition, this charming rectangular wristwatch exudes art deco flair. With a two-tone dial, the watch also displays Arabic numerals that are designed with a deco style along with the old Vacheron Constantin signature. Even the caseback has a scroll design which is charming. Most interestingly, there is a dedication on the caseback which says "Gladys B Baxter to John Baxter Chicago Dec 6 1929".

  • 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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A charming yellow gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone dial and art deco numerals

37mm Length and 24mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for CHF9,450

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021