Vacheron Constantin - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 91030/000G
    Movement No: 0’884’122
    Case No: 726’252, No. 276/600
    Model Name: Carree Historique
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1017, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 31.5mm width x 35mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Vacheron Constantin warranty stamped Carda Watch Co. LTD Hong Kong, Certificate of Authenticity, product literature, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - A re-edition of the 1936 timepiece, the Vacheron Constantin Carree Historique was launched in 2000 as a limited edition of 600 pieces. Available across four metals: yellow, pink, white gold and platinum, the squared timepiece is designed with beautiful art deco block-shaped stepped lugs that anchors all four corners of the case.

    - Great presence on the wrist, the present white gold example is elegantly size at 35mm in length. An intriguing design, the block-like aesthetic of the sigma dial translates to the applied gold markers surrounded by a matching cut-out relief. Consistent and perfectly balanced, even the typeface of the ‘60’ seconds marker on the sunken sub-register is squared.

    - Paired with a set of over-sized faceted sword hands, this dress watch is quirky yet sophisticated. Turing the watch over reveals its beautiful cal. 1017 manual movement based on a JLC 822 calibre providing a power reserve of 45 hours.

    - Numbered 276 and preserved in a stunning “new-old-stock” condition by its original owner, the timepiece retains bevels and edges that are razor sharp. Complete with its accessories, the Carree Historique is an underrated gem. Please note that the proceeds of the sale of the present watch will be given by the Consignor to various charities.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 91030/000G
A “new-old-stock” limited edition white gold square-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, warranty and presentation box, numbered 276 of a limited edition of 600 pieces

Circa 2000
31.5mm width x 35mm length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$24,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$63,500

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024