Vacheron Constantin - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1955
    Reference No: 4907
    Movement No: 508'849
    Case No: 345'059
    Model Name: Chronomètre Royal
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, P1008-BS, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example a yellow gold Chronomètre Royal wristwatch, please see Treasures of Vacheron Constantin A Legacy of Watchmaking Since 1755 by Hazan, page 50.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1953, the Chronomètre Royal reference 4907 was in production for only 9 years. When the watch was in production, it was known for its precision, movement finishing and overall elegance. The Chronomètre Royal is recognizable due to its massive lugs that give an incredible presence on the wrist. The present example is offered in very crisp and original condition.

  • 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. 4907
A rare yellow gold chronometer wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016