Vacheron Constantin - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: Circa 1985
    Reference No: 43030-1
    Movement No: 799’347
    Case No: 112’011
    Material: 18K yellow gold and diamond
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 12”’-1120, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artisanal knowledge and skills required to execute an intricate and elegant skeletonized wristwatch is with respect mastered by nonetheless Vacheron Constantin. The art of transparency in a movement can easily resemblance the concept of negative space in art. The beauty of the reflective elements of the hand-engraved details on the bridges to the openworked aesthetics of the caliber is a perfect example of the marriage of traditional artisanal craft and modern craftsmanship.

    The present example is an attractive 18K yellow gold skeletonized Vacheron Constantin wristwatch fitted with a diamond bezel.

  • 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. 43030-1
A fine and attractive yellow gold and diamond set skeletonized wristwatch

Circa 1985
33mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019