• Lot 323

    Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and rare 18K gold cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 2990, MOVEMENT NO 410'218, CASE NO. 256'608, MANUFACTURED IN 1930

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    Vacheron Constantin. A very fine and rare 18K gold cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref. 2990, movement no 410'218, case no. 256'608, manufactured in 1930
    Cal. R.A. 13''' gilt-finished lever escapement, 21 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered dial, Arabic numerals, gold moon-style hands, two subsidiary dials for 30 minutes register and constant seconds, cushion-shaped case, snap on back, chronograph button in the crown, case, dial and movement signed
    33.5 mm. wide


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    With Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity dated 29 October 2008 confirming the production of the present watch with silvered dial and black enamelled Arabic numerals in 1930.

    The black and white archival image of a similar watch, reference 2990 dating from 1929 and bearing the case number 257'624, is illustrated in The World of Vacheron Constantin by Carole Lambelet/Lorette Coen, p. 382.

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