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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 280

    Vacheron Constantin. A lot of two 18K gold and diamond-set tonneau-shaped wristwatches with bracelets

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 31550 AND 10550, MOVEMENT NOS. 787'250 AND 850'434, CASE NOS. 662'008 AND 703'113, MANUFACTURED IN 1995 AND IN 1998

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    Vacheron Constantin. A lot of two 18K gold and diamond-set tonneau-shaped wristwatches with bracelets
    Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, ref. 31550 and 10550, movement nos. 787'250 and 850'434, case nos. 662'008 and 703'113, manufactured in 1995 and in 1998
    Both with nickel-finished jewelled lever movements, the engine-turned off-white dials with applied diamond-set numerals, in tonneau-shaped cases with diamond-set bezels and lugs, the backs secured by four screws, 18K gold Vacheron Constantin link bracelets and hidden clasps, both cases, dials and movements signed
    32 mm. & 24 mm. wide (2)

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    Accompanied by Vacheron Constantin International Warranties confirming production of these two watches with gold bracelets, 125 diamonds, 1.33 carats (ref. 31550) and 109 diamonds, 0.75 carats. Furthermore delivered with a later added red-leather covered fitted presentation box for the storage of both watches and outer packaging.

    According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watches were made in 1995 (ref. 31550) and in 1998 (ref. 10550).

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    "Enfants du Monde" is a Swiss non-governmental organization, founded in 1968, with headquarter in Geneva. Its objective is to help disadvantaged children trough educational and health development projects. The main efforts are to offer and improve the quality of education, responding to the local needs as well as to improve maternal and child health by strengthening the capacities of individuals, families and communities.

    Present in 8 countries, on 4 continents, Enfants du Monde presently manages 20 projects in favour of approximately 42'000 children, in collaboration with local associations.
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