Vacheron Constantin - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1999
    Reference No: 43041
    Movement No: 861’162
    Case No: 704’651 case flank further engraved with limited edition 036/200
    Model Name: Saltarello
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, caliber 1120/2 SQ, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Length 36mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece in 1999.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Saltarello was launched in the late 1990s and features two of Vacheron Constantin's signature elements: retrograde minutes and jumping hours

    - Apart from the technical features the Saltarello also features two signature artistic elements: a lovely sunray guilloché dial and a spectacular skeletonized rotor.

    - The extra slim movement also features the Geneva seal sign of its superlative finish and construction.

    - The Saltarello was launched in a limited edition of 100 pieces in yellow gold, 200 in pink gold and 200 in white gold like the present example.

  • 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. 43041
An intriguing white gold jump hour wristwatch with retrograde minutes, number 36 of a limited edition of 200 pieces

36mm Length 36mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF25,400

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023