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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2001
    Reference No: 48250
    Movement No: 803’940
    Case No: 739’890, No. 57/100
    Model Name: Evasion Worldtime
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1180, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Evasion WorldTime by Vacheron Constantin is a modern interpretation of the classic watch form from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. With increased international travel, the world time mechanism became the standard for luxury travelers so they could keep track of time around the world, as they traversed the world. Vacheron Constantin’s model was released in the early 2000s as a limited edition set made for the Japanese market. They were offered in both yellow gold and in white gold and a total of 200 pieces was created for this edition.

    The present white gold example is in nice overall condition and features an automatic movement with date and center seconds. The 24-hour dial is divided into day and night with a rotating bezel with 24 world cities. The case with the tear drop lugs give the watch a very nice vintage appeal. This is a great opportunity to a rare watch.

  • 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. 48250
A fine and attractive limited edition white gold world time wristwatch with date and center seconds, numbered 57 of 100 pieces

37mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$40,000 - 65,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

Ziyong Ho
+852 9386 2032

Jill Chen
+852 2318 2033

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018