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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 43041
    Movement No: 861'628
    Case No: No. 123/200, 701'320
    Model Name: Saltarello
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1120/2
    Bracelet/Strap: Vacheron Constantin Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm. Wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The concept of the “jump hour” and “wandering hour” has been used in horology since the 18th century, however it was not until the early twentieth century watch makers brought them to the forefront and made some of the most classic and timeless watches known today. The mechanism allows for a clean dial with an aperture for the hour and the minutes recorded either through a secondary aperture or like the present Vacheron Constantin Saltarello, the use of retrograde hands. The watch is reduced to a modern simplicity that transcends time.

    This example number 123 out of 200 is in excellent original condition. The case remains unpolished with only very slight wear. Complete with its original presentation box and certificates, the Saltarello is a stunning example of the jump hour mechanism.

  • 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. 43041
An extremely attractive and unusual limited edition white gold jump hour wristwatch with original presentation box and certificate of origin

Circa 1999
36mm. Wide
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018