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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1983
    Reference No: 46003
    Movement No: 709'782
    Case No: 557'939
    Model Name: 222
    Material: 18k gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1124
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k gold Vacheron Constantin, max. length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin folding clasp, stamped GF
    Dimensions: 34mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch in 1983.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vacheron Constantin’s 222 wristwatch was produced in respond to the quartz crisis of the 1970s when a growing number of people were looking for convenient watches that require little to no maintenance and were sporty and rough enough for outdoor wear. Jörg Hysek’s design was both modern and casual and came in yellow gold like the present model, or in stainless steel. Today the model is and icon amongst collectors and the present watch is in wonderful original condition with sharp lug bevels, factory finish and no wear. There are icons amongst the watches of the 1970s and Vacheron’s 222 is at the top of that list. This is a chance to own one of the best preserved examples to come to market.

  • 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. 46003
A very fine and rare gold wristwatch with date and bracelet

1983
34mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 160,000 
€8,700-17,400
$10,000-20,000

Sold for HK$112,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017