Vacheron & Constantin - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 4072
    Movement No: 466'545
    Case No: 297'751
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''-434, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives from Vacheron Constantin confirming date of production in 1950

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1938, Vacheron Constantin introduced the celebrated chronograph reference 4072, unquestionably, its most classic and consequently timeless design.

    Reference 4072 was predominantly cased in yellow gold and pink gold, but also in smaller numbers in stainless steel. The present example, from 1950, stands out by its incredibly crisp and unrestored condition. Another particularity of this watch is that it features pink gold hour markers, hour and minute hands, and winding crown, a symbol of a once again booming post war society.

    The present example is fresh to the auction market, and thanks to its refined looks but also supreme condition, should be considered as one of the most attractive Vacheron Constantin chronographs to be offered in recent years at auction.


Ref. 4072
A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pink gold accents and tachometer and telemeter scales

34mm. Diameter
Dial, case and movement signed

CHF80,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF100,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm