• Important Watches Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1372

    Important Watches Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION PART II

    10 May 2010, Geneva

  • Lot 20

    Vacheron Constantin. A fine platinum chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, HISTORIQUES CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, REF. 47101, CASE NO. 631'785, MOVEMENT NO. 770'252, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

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    Vacheron Constantin. A fine platinum chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Historiques Chronograph model, ref. 47101, case no. 631'785, movement no. 770'252, manufactured in 1992
    Cal. 1140 nickel-finished lever movement, 21 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied baton and Arabic numerals, outer five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular case, stepped bezel and lugs, glazed display snap on back, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, platinum Vacheron Constantin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Vacheron Constantin black presentation box.

    According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1992.

    The Vacheron Constantin 'Historiques' line represents an impressive reflection of the brand's heritage, the modern versions of the legendary timepieces underlining the know-how and bold spirit continuously maintained by the celebrated brand.

    Reference 47101 was launched in 1989 and remained in production until 2004. The model pays tribute to the firm's celebrated reference 4178 from the 1940s. The majority was cased in yellow gold, according to researches only around 300 examples in platinum were made.

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