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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 6399
    Movement No: 564'826
    Case No: 388'816
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. K1001, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Vacheron Constantin 18K white gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron & Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1962.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An epitome of elegance, Vacheron & Constantin is famous for the subtlety of their design and the understatement of their dress watches, as exemplified by the present piece.

    Sporting a white gold case and silvered dial, the design of the watch appears deceptively simple, until the beholder realizes the many details that define the case: from the triple stepped band (preserved in excellent condition) to the recessed crown, passing by the straight downturned lugs. Most notably, however, the top and bottom edges of the case are "flattened", thus allowing for a snug fit of the strap without compromising the size and proportions of the piece: a simple and elegant solution that betrays the company's attention to detail.

  • 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. 6399
A rare and highly elegant white gold wristwatch

1962
33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,700-7,500
$5,400-8,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021