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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 164

    Vacheron Constantin. A fine and attractive 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and two-tone champagne dial

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 4483, MOVEMENT NO. 475'083, CASE NO. 309'742, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

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    Vacheron Constantin. A fine and attractive 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and two-tone champagne dial
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref. 4483, movement no. 475'083, case no. 309'742, manufactured in 1948
    Cal. V454/2C mechanical movement, 17 jewels, two-tone champagne dial, applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, sweep centre seconds, circular satined case, enlarged bezel, raised fluted curved lugs, snap on back with engraved cyrillic inscription reading "To General C. Uzunovski - A. Rankovic 13-V-1949", case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch, a reference 4483, was manufactured in 1948.

    It is an unusual and rare example of Vacheron Constantin's post war production, distinguished by the highly attractive design of the large case.

    Based on the presentation inscription on its case back the watch was given by Aleksander Rankovic to Cvetko Uzunovski (1912 – 1993), Macedonian communist, fighter in the International brigades during the Spanish civil war, Yugoslav Partisans' commander in Macedonia during World War II and prominent post-World War II Macedonian politician.

    Aleksandar Rankovic (1909 –1983) was a Yugoslav communist of Serb origin, considered to be the third most powerful man in Yugoslavia after Josip Broz Tito and Edvard Kardelj.

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