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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 166

    Vacheron Constantin. A fine, rare and attractive 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with certificate

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 4178, MOVEMENT NO. 437'681, CASE NO. 292'408, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

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    Vacheron Constantin. A fine, rare and attractive 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with certificate
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, Ref. 4178, movement no. 437'681, case no. 292'408, manufactured in 1946
    Cal. 434 mechanical movement, 19 jewels, silvered dial, applied gold baton and Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular case with stepped bezel, snap on back, fan-shaped lugs, rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity dated 6 October 2008 confirming the manufacture of the present watch in 1946.

    Reference 4178, one of Vacheron Constantin's landmark chronograph models, was in production from 1938 until the early 1970s. It existed with oval-shaped chronograph buttons or with the better known rectangular variant, the bezel was either beveled or flat.

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