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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 86122/000R
    Movement No: 5’160’309
    Case No: 1’143’858
    Model Name: Chronomètre Royal
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1460SCC, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k Pink Gold Vacheron Constantin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Authenticity signed by CEO Juan-Carlos Torres, and dated Geneva October 11th, 2007, official Swiss Chronometer Certification, and Rate Observation Table, tie tag, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The limited edition reference 86122 is part of Vacheron Constantin’s iconic Royal Chronometer family of timepieces. For several decades in the early 20th century, Vacheron Constantin presented watches at observatory trials and competions, winning numerous prizes. The brand decided to offer to the public, precision-oriented watches meeting the stringent accuracy requirements of the Observatories. In 1907, they launched the first pocket watch from the Royal Chronometer family, and over the course of time, the Geneva based manufacture’s quest for precision has been embodied by this line of COSC-certified timepieces with the 1953 addition of wristwatches housing exquisite, manual wind calibers 1007BS or 1008BS, and later with automatic movements such as the caliber 2460SC.

    The present pink gold, automatic Chronomètre Royal is one of just 100 examples produced in 2007 to celebrate the centenary of this now classic model. The exceptional movement was made in-house to exacting precision and demanding specifications with each timepiece submitted to the Official Chronometer Testing Authority for endurance and performance trials, and monitored for 700 consecutive hours after casing to ensure its high degree of accuracy. The 18K gold Grand Feu dial is white enamel with black and red hour numerals.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition, and a stunning celebration of one of the most sought after timepieces the brand has produced. Measuring a substantial 39mm in diameter, the Chronomètre Royal has been sought after for its precision timing and classic appeal. This is an opportunity to own one of only 100 examples.

  • 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. 86122/000R
An attractive limited edition pink gold chronometer wristwatch with Grand Feu dial, center seconds, certificate of origin, presentation box, and tie tag

2007
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$15,000 - 30,000 
CHF13,900-27,800
€13,300-26,600
HK$117,000-234,000

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