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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1990
    Movement No: 799'347
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1120/1, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    A true master of hand engraving, Vacheron Constantin spares no expense in producing the most beautiful skeletonized watches.

    The present watch from the 1990s features an automatic movement that is carefully welded and crafted to show off its intricate mechanism. Indeed, even the rotor is artfully decorated so that the viewer can enjoy the design as it moves with the wearer's hand. The watch is further enhanced by a diamond-set bezel, which only serves to highlight and bring attention to the detail displayed on the watch dial.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, the present watch exemplifies what Vacheron Constantin excels at - detail, precision and finesse.

  • Artist Biography

    Vacheron Constantin

    Swiss • 1755

    The world's oldest watch brand in continuous operation since its founding in 1755, Vacheron Constantin was the first watch company to manufacture movements with interchangeable parts beginning in 1839. Vacheron's watches are admired for their Latin-influenced case designs, well-balanced proportions and exquisitely finished movements of the highest quality. The Geneva-based manufacturer is known for their highly complicated masterpieces, including the King Farouk Grand Complication made in 1935, the Tour de l'Ile that was the most complicated serially produced wristwatch when introduced in 2005 and the 57260 — the world’s most complicated watch — made in 2015.

    Key vintage models include minute repeating wristwatches such as the references 4261, chronographs such as the references 4178 and 6087 and the oversized Cioccolotone models such as ref. 4737. Collectors also appreciate Vacheron's Chronometer Royal pocket and wristwatches, as well as the '222,' the brand's first luxury sports watch produced from 1977 through 1984.

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Σ181

A fine yellow gold and diamond-set skeletonised wristwatch

Circa 1990
34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am