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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1949
    Reference No: 4178
    Movement No: 466'482
    Case No: 303'425
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''-434, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 36mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1949

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the early 1940’s Vacheron Constantin introduced reference 4178, which remained in production for roughly 20 years. Distinguished by its teardrop lugs, sharp lines and definition to the case, reference 4178 is arguably the company’s most recognizable chronograph design to date.

    The present watch in yellow gold with the two-tone gold dial is one of the most beautiful examples to appear on the market. The dial is a work of art and is fitted with a telemeter scale and applied Arabic and baton hour markers.

    All components remain in extremely sharp and excellent overall condition. The watch has a certain level of elegance due to the teardrop lugs, making this watch highly desirable.

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Ref. 4178
A very rare and fine yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone champagne dial and telemeter scale

1949
36mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 70,000 

Sold for CHF81,250

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm