Vacheron Constantin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: 36003
    Movement No: 734'335
    Case No: 582'689
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1006, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 33 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The first known Vacheron Constantin movement to be skeletonized dates back to 1924. The present watch from the 1990s features a finely engraved skeletonized dial that highlight the functional beauty of the mechanism. The dial is further enhanced by a diamond-set outer ring and displays a degree of finesse. Presented in excellent overall condition, the present watch is a fine example.

  • 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. 36003
A fine yellow gold and diamond-set skeletonised wristwatch

Circa 1990
33 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$50,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016