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    Sale 12572

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    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2394

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE PLATINUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, HISTORIQUES CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, REF. 47101/1, CASE NO. 642’433, CIRCA 1995

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    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A FINE PLATINUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, HISTORIQUES CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, REF. 47101/1, CASE NO. 642’433, CIRCA 1995
    Cal. 1140 mechanical movement, 21 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied Arabic and baton numerals, outer five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular case, stepped bezel, sculpted 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.
    US$9,000-$15,000


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    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 caliber 1140 is based on a Lémania 2320, heavily modified and finished by Vacheron Constantin. The majority was cased in yellow gold, according to researches only around 300 examples in platinum were made.

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