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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 47070
    Movement No: 951'298
    Case No: 1’131’070
    Model Name: Hommage Aux Grands Explorateurs "Christophorus Columbus"
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1126, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Vacheron Constantin guarantee certificate with retailer stamped Brahmfeld & Gutruf dated 8th March 2013, service booklet, product literature, loupe, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    After the launch of the Mercator and its successful reception amongst collectors, Vacheron Constantin launched the Hommage Aux Grands Explorateurs in 2004. Introduced as a series of 4 with 60 pieces made for each series, the dial is made with two level dial construction which is used to depict the hours and minutes.

    The present example depicts the old maps of Christophorus Columbus’ journey to explore The Americas. Illustrated in a form of cloisonné enamel, the technique is tedious and requires talented and skilled artisans to craft such dials. The watch is presented in overall very good condition and further accompanied by the full set of accessories that was delivered with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner.

  • 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. 47070
A fine and rare limited edition yellow gold wristwatch with grand feu enamel dial, wandering hour display, certificate and presentation box, limited edition of 60 pieces

40mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$275,000 - 430,000 

Sold for HK$425,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019