Vacheron Constantin - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 5300S
    Movement No: 5'340'786
    Case No: 1'319'493 further engraved with limited edition number 15/260
    Model Name: Harmony Chronograph 260th Anniversary
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal 3300, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin fitted wooden box, Passport, Geneva Seal Certificate of Origin and Conformity, travel pouch, cleaning cloth, loupe and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present 260 piece limited edition Harmony Chronograph was launched in 2015 in celebration of Vacheron Constantin's 260th anniversary.

    The Harmony Chronograph pays tribute to a cushion shaped monopusher chronograph from the 1930s. The case shape, the hands, the blue numerals and the pulsation scale are all a homage to the piece from the brand’s museum.

    In an interesting twist the minutes sub-counter is graduated for 45 minutes and a small circular power reserve indicator (65 hours power reserve) is placed at 6 o’clock.

    However, where Vacheron Constantin really impresses is with the development of a brand new chronograph caliber (cal 3300) housed within. It took Vacheron Constantin close to 7 years to develop this movement that features a lateral clutch that reduces friction, a very smooth start/stop/restart chronograph pusher as well as a column wheel in the shape of a Maltese Cross, the emblem of the brand. Vacheron Constantin furthermore spared no effort in the movement finish which is truly beautiful.

    A final nod to the brand’s history is the hand engraved balance cock that takes its inspiration from the floral motifs found in some of its original pocket watches.

    Limited to 260 pieces , the present Harmony Chronograph is number 15.

  • 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. 5300S
An attractive pink gold single-button chronograph wristwatch with power reserve indication, pulsometer dial, certificate and box, number 15 of a 260 piece limited edition

42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF44,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022