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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1940
    Movement No: 466'254
    Case No: 301'316
    Material: 18k three-colour gold, rubies and sapphires
    Calibre: Mechanical, V153, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin bracelet, 172 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin concealed clasp stamped V&C
    Dimensions: 35 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Vacheron Constantin fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Vacheron Constantin was established, watch and jewelry making were closely linked, delicately crafted in gold, watch cases were often embellished with gem stones. The present bracelet watch is a rare example and the dial is concealed beneath a gem-set flower. It is also interesting to note that the dial, case and bracelet is all stamped for Vacheron and Constantin.

  • 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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A very rare and unusual three-colour gold, ruby and sapphire-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

Circa 1940
35 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am