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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 43

    Vacheron Constantin. A rare and very elegant 18K white gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, AUTOMATIC, REF. 6378Q, MOVEMENT NO. 570’987, CASE NO. 403’479, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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    Vacheron Constantin. A rare and very elegant 18K white gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date
    Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Automatic, ref. 6378Q, movement no. 570’987, case no. 403’479, manufactured in 1965
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. K1072 stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 29 jewels
    DIAL: silvered, brushed, applied square and baton diamond-set numerals, sweep centre seconds, minute divisions, window for date
    CASE: 18K white gold, sloped brushed bezel, screw back, 35.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K white gold Vacheron Constantin buckle


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    According to the Archive of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1965.

    Cased in white gold and embellished with the charismatic diamond-set dial, the present ref. 63780 is a very attractive and well-preserved example of this 1960s model, distinguished by the unusual case design with enlarged bezel and substantial lugs.

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