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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1963
    Reference No: 6694 (6950)
    Movement No: 554'640
    Case No: 398'536
    Model Name: Chronomètre Royal, "Batman"
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12''-1072, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold folding clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Certificate of Origin, Bulletin de Marche and fitted presentation box. Furthermore, the present watch is accompanied by an Extract from Vacheron Constantin confirming date of production in 1963

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s Chronomètre Royal watches are among the firms best known and most sought after models. Produced in wristwatch form beginning in 1953, these models are considered among the brand’s finest watches of the era. The Chronomètre Royal reference 6694 was introduced in 1962, and housed Vacheron Constantin’s first automatic calibre with chronometer certification – the calibre 1072. Collectors often refer to reference 6694 as “the Batman” due to its wide and dramatic wing-shaped lugs that are instantly recognizable.

    Enhancing its rarity, the present example is fitted with a white gold bracelet, uncommon for the reference as it was more typically delivered on a leather strap. Interestingly, the present reference 6694, when fitted on a bracelet, is considered a reference 6950.

    Uncommonly seen with diamond hour markers, the silvered dial features a subtle sun-ray pattern with a diamond-set Maltese Cross at 12 o’clock. This highly desirable watch is presented with its original Vacheron Constantin guarantee and with a rarely seen original Vacheron Constantin chronometer rating certificate.

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Ref. 6694 (6950)
A very rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with centre seconds, date, unusual lugs, diamond set hour markers and bracelet, accompanied by the original box and certificate

1963
35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF27,500

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm