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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 30066
    Movement No: 5'149'810
    Case No: 1'136'623
    Model Name: Malte
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, VC1790 SQ, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Vacheron Constantin crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin buckle with the Maltese cross
    Dimensions: 36 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin and Guarantee Certificate dated 20 August 2007 and Certificate of Authenticity dated 16 May 2007, loupe, cloth, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Skeletonised watches is an artistry that demands highly complementary skills and craftsmanship by the finest master watchmakers and engravers. It is a technique which Vacheron Constantin truly excels at. The present watch features a skeletonized dial proudly showcasing its finely hand-crafted movement that is completed to a very high standard. The tourbillon carriage is sculpted with the distinguished Maltese Cross motif. Each component is hand crafted and the artisans have created subtle contrast that helps capturing the light and reveal the quintessence of the movement. The present tourbillon wristwatch, encased in platinum and accompanied with certificate and presentation box, is a perfect combination of sophisticated horological complication and aesthetic beauty.

  • 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. 30066
A fine and rare platinum tonneau-shaped skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch with date and power reserve

36 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$600,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016