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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 47152
    Case No: 727’821, 15/30
    Model Name: Medicus
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2000, the Medicus was inspired by its cushion-shaped ancestors from the 1930’s. Modelled as the Medicus, the dial features a pulsation meter scale rather than the common tachymeter scale witnessed in most chronograph wristwatches. The desirable pulsation scale allows doctors to calculate a patient’s heartbeat. Introduced as a limited edition of 30 pieces in platinum, the skeletonized chronograph wristwatch is rare. Featuring a skeletonized dial with fully hand-engraved bridges iconic to Vacheron Constantin, the present example is most certainly understated and attractive.

  • 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. 47152
A fine and attractive limited edition platinum skeletonized chronograph wristwatch with pulsation scale, numbered 15 of a limited edition of 30 pieces

Circa 2000
37mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$250,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020