Vacheron Constantin - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
    Year: 2006
    Reference No: 47120/000P-9216
    Movement No: 980’054
    Case No: No. 30; 1’123’429
    Model Name: Malte Chronographe Excellence
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. VC 1141, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Vacheron Constantin pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin and Guarantee Certificate, service booklet, numbered envelope, product literature in leather notebook, numbered hang tag, original labels, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging. Further accompanied by Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity confirming production of the watch in a limited series of 75 pieces from 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Vacheron Constantin Malte Chronograph collection was first introduced in 2004, replacing the firm’s Chronograph Historique line while making an impression with an atypical oversized case size. The collection remained in production until 2009, and has become highly sought after in the world of horology.

    In 2006, Vacheron Constantin introduced the special “Malte Chronograph Collection Excellence Platine”, which was a limited edition run of just 75 examples cased in platinum. This exclusive series was fitted with a sandblasted platinum dial, an exclusive feature underscored by the ‘PT950’ mark on the dial. The watch sports a classic chronograph design with an outer telemeter scale, applied white gold markers, blued-steel accents, and polished white gold sword hands. Its robust, 41.5mm case features fan-shaped lugs, echoing the Maltese cross that is the symbol of Vacheron, and a sapphire crystal caseback for collectors to admire the high-grade, manual-wind caliber 1141.

    The present example is number 30 of this series and is preserved in excellent overall condition. This watch comes with the complete package including the original certificate, presentation box, leather wallet, instruction manual and service booklet, as well as the Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity confirming the timepiece from 2006. With this exceptional rarity and large case size, this piece will make the perfect addition for any discerning Vacheron Constantin collector.

  • 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. 47120/000P-9216
A rare, large, and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with sand-blasted platinum dial, telemeter scale, certificate of origin, and presentation box, numbered 30 of a limited edition of 75 pieces

2006
41.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$18,000 - 36,000 
CHF17,100-34,200
€17,400-34,800
HK$141,000-282,000
S$24,800-49,600

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022