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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1949
    Reference No: 4072 “Les Collectionneurs”
    Movement No: 466’548
    Case No: 302’556
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. V492, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 34.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin guarantee certificate dated 6th January 2022, Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity dated 20th December 2021 and Vacheron Constantin modern “Les Collectionneurs” fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s reference 4072 is sleek, elegant and definitely one of the most well balanced vintage chronographs. In production from 1938 until the late 1960s, the reference 4072 is a very diverse chronograph model. While cased most often in yellow gold, the reference was also dressed in pink gold, stainless steel, or steel and gold combinations.

    The present model is part of “Les Collectionneurs” collection where la maison’s aim is to offer a range of pieces which perfectly represent the spirit of Vacheron Constantin. Every single timepiece goes under an accurate restoration, following the original codes and offered back to the public with a certificate of authenticity and two years of warranty. This chronograph reference 4072 can be considered as a “time capsule” and it is offered in “like new condition”, as it has never been worn since it left the Vacheron Constantin ateliers.

  • 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. 4072 “Les Collectionneurs”
An elegant and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial, telemeter and tachometer scales, guarantee certificate and presentation box

34.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$155,000 - 235,000 

Sold for HK$352,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022