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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1990’s
    Reference No: 47101/4
    Movement No: 877’979
    Case No: 705’308
    Model Name: Les Historiques Chronograph
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1140/1, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1989, the Vacheron Constantin ref. 47101/4 pays its rightful tribute to the archives of the firm. Inspired from Vacheron Constantin’s famed chronograph ref. 4178 from the 1940’s, it is deemed by collectors as one of the most beautifully refined chronographs from the era. Iterated with a similar case with its iconic fancy faceted lugs, the correlation between the old and the new is immediate.

    The present example encased in platinum fitted with a “salmon dial” is perhaps one of the best looking iterations of the reference. On the dial, the surface is presented with an engine-turned finish with applied Arabic and baton numerals with perfectly aligned registers. The present chronograph wristwatch epitomizes the intricate craft of traditional watchmaking and is an appealing modern chronograph wristwatch with desired vintage aesthetics.

  • 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. 47101/4
A fine and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with "salmon" dial

Circa 1990’s
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$237,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020