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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1923
    Movement No: 388'503
    Case No: 7'074
    Material: Platinum, diamonds and cultured pearls
    Calibre: Mechanical, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Four strands cultured pearl bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum and diamond-set folding clasp
    Dimensions: 20 mm. wide
    Signed: Movement signed and numbered, case signed Verger Frères and numbered
    Accessories: With fitted box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This rare Vacheron Constantin, manufactured in 1923, has a hexagonal case in platinum. The bezel is set with diamonds and the dial is finished in polychrome enamel and depicts winged cherubs surrounding the time display. The bracelet is constructed of cultured pearls adding another layer of rarity and sophistication to this early bracelet watch.

  • 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 lady's very rare and unusual platinum, diamond and cultured pearl-set hexagonal bracelet watch with enamel dial

1923
20 mm. wide
Movement signed and numbered, case signed Verger Frères and numbered

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 64,000 

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