A fine and very rare pink gold triple calendar wristwatch with two-tone dial and tear-drop lugs

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 4240
    Movement No: 457'840
    Case No: 300'079
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, V485, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black crocodile leather strap
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1942, reference 4240 displayed a variety of dial and case designs. The present watch features a very rare two-tone dial with red date markers and the calendar in French. The dial is original, and preserved in excellent condition, really exemplifying the beauty of vintage wristwatches.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 4240
A fine and very rare pink gold triple calendar wristwatch with two-tone dial and tear-drop lugs

江詩丹頓,精細及非常罕有,18K紅金腕錶,配日、月、星期三曆、雙色錶盤及水滴形錶耳,型號4240,約1947年製

1947
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for HK$112,500

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