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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 7700V/110A-B172
    Movement No: 5’380’633
    Case No: 1’349’943
    Model Name: Overseas World Time
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 2460-1 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Vacheron Constantin bracelet max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin guarantee stamped Pro Hope Time Watch Co., Taiwan dated 5th November 2016, USB, Geneva seal certificate, product literature, additional rubber strap with clasp, cloth, toolbox, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    World Time wristwatches started appearing first in the 1930s, via a mechanism developed by Louis Cottier involving a single dial with a rotating city wheel completing the 24 time zones. Being one of the oldest manufacturers of timepieces, Vacheron Constantin World Time watch was first introduced in 1946 and it was the first self-winding world time wristwatch made, which was sold in 1957 under the ref. 6213.

    In 2016, the firm incorporated the important world time complication to the iconic Overseas model. Exuding a sporty appeal yet packed with robustness and charisma, the ref. 7700V displays the most complete world time with 37 different time zones including those that are off-set by half an hour to quarter of an hour. Encased in its iconic angular stainless steel case with its half-Maltese bezel and integrated bracelet, the blue dial with white and grey accents certainly provides a clear legibility while retaining its color coordinated appeal. Equipped with a quick release strap system, the model is accompanied by an additional rubber strap that requires no tools to remove and swap increasing its practicality for the discerned jetsetter.

  • 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. 7700V/110A-B172
A fine and attractive stainless steel world time wristwatch with bracelet, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2016
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,100-23,400
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$277,200

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022