Vacheron Constantin - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 6208
    Movement No: 475'694
    Case No: 354'791
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 446/2B, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and diamond-set folding clasp
    Dimensions: 14 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, concealed cover and bracelet stamped with maker's mark
    Accessories: With Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity confirming the production of the movement in 1956 and further acknowledging the concealed cover and bracelet, however not signed by Vacheron Constantin.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This 70 years old bracelet has been kept and cared for with very high regard as it is still in very good condition considering its age. The hinged cover opens and closes nice and tightly and the bracelet with only the lightest of surface wear. Overall, completely certified by Vacheron Constantin, whom confirmed the manufacture of the case, movement and dial. They used a highly specialised jeweler for the concealed cover and bracelet. This watch is a very attractive, unusual and original example.

  • 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. 6208
A lady’s fine, very rare and unusual white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

14 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, concealed cover and bracelet stamped with maker's mark

HK$130,000 - 230,000 

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016