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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 4177
    Movement No: 431'220
    Case No: 269'931
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''-434, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Dimensions: 34.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from Vacheron Constantin confirming date of production in 1942

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s reference 4177 is the stunning, and elegant precursor to the brands most iconic reference 4178. Both introduced in 1940, their main, yet subtle difference is their lugs.

    While reference 4178 was designed with a wider tear-shape lug with 280 pieces made, reference 4177 is defined by more elongated tear-drop lugs. With a mere 24 pieces encased in pink gold, this reference is highly desirable and utterly rare.

    The present example’s unrestored case is proof that age is beauty. The three-toned pink dial, also unrestored, is itself a work of art, with gorgeous hues of copper, rose gold, and brass. This watch is sure to satisfy any avid collector’s desire to own one of the most rare Vacheron Constantin chronographs in existence.

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Ref. 4177
A very rare and highly charismatic pink gold chronograph wristwatch with three-tone pink dial and unusual elongated teardrop lugs

1942
34.5 mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 70,000 

Sold for CHF62,500

Contact Specialist
Nathalie Monbaron
+41 22 317 81 83

Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm