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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 112

    Vacheron Constantin. A fine, large and rare 18K gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, CIOCCOLATONE MODEL, REF. 4764, MOVEMENT NO. 480’531, CASE NO. 356’752, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Vacheron Constantin. A fine, large and rare 18K gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, Cioccolatone model, ref. 4764, movement no. 480’531, case no. 356’752, manufactured in 1958
    Cal. P485 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, silvered white dial, applied baton and Arabic numerals, central red-tipped date hand, blue date ring, sunken engine-turned subsidiary seconds combined with aperture for moon phases, two windows for day and month in Spanish, large case of typical shape, stepped bezel, snap on back, associated 18K gold bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. width, 43.5 mm. length; overall length approx. 190 mm.


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    According the the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1958

    Affectionately called “Cioccolatone” by Italian watch enthusiasts because of its shape, the model was originally introduced to the market in the 1950s. It was available in several versions, the majority in yellow gold with either mechanical or automatic movements, as time only version or the more complicated variant as the present example with triple calendar and phases of the moon.

    For a yellow gold "Cioccolatone" with calendar and phases of the moon see Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, pl. D16.

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