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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1930s
    Movement No: 416’872
    Case No: 260’982
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, jeweled
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Vacheron Constantin open-faced pocket watch in yellow gold features an attractive black gilt sector dial with gilt graphics and Roman numerals. Very elegant and slim, the 45mm diameter case is perfectly snug and friendly to carry chained or unchained. Exuding a strong Art Deco vibe, this is a nice example to acquire and most certainly pleasant to admire.

  • 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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A fine and attractive yellow gold Art Deco open-faced pocket watch with gilt dial

Circa 1930s
45mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$28,000 - 40,000 
€3,000-4,200
$3,600-5,100

Sold for HK$47,880

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021