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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1986
    Reference No: 46007
    Movement No: 710’796
    Case No: 576’516
    Model Name: 333
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1124/1, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin integrated bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp stamped “750”
    Dimensions: 32mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Vacheron Constantin Extract for the Archives, Original guarantee, hangtag, outer packaging and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed in 1977, Vacheron Constantin in collaboration with watch designer Jörg Hysek introduced the reference 222 to mark the brand’s 222nd anniversary. Known for its distinct qualities of its fine shaped tonneau case, integrated bracelet and the ultra thin automatic calibre 1121 based on the calibre 920 derived from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The design quickly became one of the brand’s most iconic luxury sports timepiece.

    The ref. 46007 also known as the “333” is the successor produced during the 1980s. The most distinctive element is the much rounded octagon case with a 32 diameter wearing at a smaller size on the wrist. The present example features a 18k gold sigma dial indicated by the σ Sigma σ at 6 o’clock and matching gold date aperture, markers throughout. Further charmed on the case back is the engraving “Norbert Ioss 31.1.1986”, believed to be the name of the watchmaker and date of completion by request of the original owner. Preserved in excellent overall condition with very minimal signs of use and wear, the timepiece also comes with the complete original full set accessories.

  • 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. 46007
A very fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1986
32mm width
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$81,900

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020