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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1940
    Reference No: 4072
    Movement No: 427'265
    Case No: 267'765
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13'''VZ 295, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 33.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming date of production in 1940

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1938 Vacheron Constantin introduced one of its best known chronograph models, the reference 4072. In production for nearly three decades, this timeless chronograph with a 34mm case was made in yellow gold, pink gold, steel, and steel and gold. Over the years, three different chronograph calibres were used for this reference, namely calibres 295, 434, and 492.

    The present example is from the early phase of the reference 4072's production, and is fitted with calibre 295 of which only 24 watches were ever to receive a yellow gold case. Its spectacular, multi-tone silvered dial does not feature any gold numerals, but instead all hour markers and scales are in raised black enamel. The case, of timeless proportions, is particularly well preserved with strong definition to the bezel and lugs, and a crisp hallmark on the left side of the case.

    It is rare to find a gold chronograph of such refined design and such unrestored, but excellent condition by any maker from the early 1940's. This reference 4072 by Vacheron Constantin is a particularly rare gem.

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Ref. 4072
A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with three-tone silvered colored dial and tachometer scale

1940
33.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF52,500

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Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm