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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 205

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN, A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC DUAL RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MERCATOR, MOVEMENT N0. 798179, CASE NO. 656981, REF. 43050, CIRCA 1996

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    VACHERON CONSTANTIN, A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC DUAL RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MERCATOR, MOVEMENT N0. 798179, CASE NO. 656981, REF. 43050, CIRCA 1996
    Cal. 1120/2 nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, glucydur balance, 21k gold-edged rotor engraved 1594-Gerard Mercator-1994, silvered dial, black enamel and etched map of the Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, time indicated by hands resembling the legs of an early hand-held compass used by Gerard Mercator, two sectors calibrated for 12 hours and 60 minutes, Arabic numerals, circular case, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k white gold Vacheron Constantin double deployant clasp
    36mm diam.


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    The Mercator model was launched in 1994 to honor the memory of the famous cartographer and humanist Gerardus Mercator on the 400th anniversary of his death. The various dials represent the Americas or Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia as drawn by Gerardus Mercator in 1587.

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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 and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.