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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 2079P
    Movement No: 664'798
    Case No: 483'343
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, K1014, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin folding clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Vacheron Constantin pouch.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch showcases a brilliant blue lapis lazuli dial, made even more eye catching by the bright white gold textured case. The mesh bracelet is further covered with a textured pattern that glimmers and shines as it catches the light. In excellent overall condition, this Vacheron Constantin watch merges the company's excellent craftsmanship with a retro 70s look that remains very much in style today.

  • 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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Ref. 2079P
A rare white gold cushion-shaped bracelet watch with lapis lazuli dial

Circa 1970
36 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

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