Vacheron Constantin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 1903
    Movement No: 324’133
    Case No: 196’444
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RA17’”I
    Dimensions: 49mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Delivered with Vacheron Constantin Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1903.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Vacheron Constantin’s open-faced pocket watch from circa 1903 features a complicated minute-repeating chronograph function. Encased in a beautiful “demi-bassine” 49mm diameter case, the white enamel dial decorated with painted black Breguet numerals and blued steel hands. Revealed underneath the hinged caseback you will find the blued steel balance spring cal. RA17’”I that chimes with clarity. Preserved in attractive overall condition, the present example is a testament of Vacheron Constantin’s fine craftsmanship of complicated timepieces.

  • 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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A fine and attractive yellow gold minute-repeating chronograph open-faced pocket watch with enamel dial

49mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$48,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)