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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2369

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, PATRIMONY TRADITIONNELLE WORLD TIME MODEL, REF. 86060, CASE NO.1’208’779, CIRCA 2012

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    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE 18K PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS
    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, PATRIMONY TRADITIONNELLE WORLD TIME MODEL, REF. 86060, CASE NO.1’208’779, CIRCA 2012
    Cal. 2460-1 automatic movement stamped with Geneva seal, 27 jewels, applied baton numerals, inner rotating world map with day/night indication, names of 37 world cities in the middle indicating full time, half hour and quarter hour zones, outer 24 hour chapter ring, circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, 18k pink gold Vacheron Constantin double deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    42.5 mm. diam.
    US$20,000-$30,000


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    With Vacheron Constantin fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The world time mechanism was invented by celebrated Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier (1894-1966). The technology was incorporated into watches by several of Switzerland’s leading watch firms, including Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin and Rolex.

    The present Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time model was introduced to the market in SIHH 2011. This watch provides the wearer a simpler and faster way to read time between the wearer's home city and 37 other world cities. The present world time watch by Vacheron Constantin displays the perfect combination of mechanical complexity, dial design and case proportions for frequent travelers in wish of reading time more efficiently.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.