• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 129

    Vacheron Constantin. A silver openface keyless lever Royal Observatory deck watch in English silver case, wooden box

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, CHRONOMÈTRE ROYAL, NO. 9803, MOVEMENT NO. 369'803, MANUFACTURED IN 1940, CASE STAMPED WITH CHESTER DATE LETTER FOR 1940

    Price Realised  

    Vacheron Constantin. A silver openface keyless lever Royal Observatory deck watch in English silver case, wooden box
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Chronomètre Royal, No. 9803, movement no. 369'803, manufactured in 1940, case stamped with Chester date letter for 1940
    Cal. 73 22''' gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, military markings, English plain circular case, hinged back, gilt crown, in brass holder with screwed bezel set within the two-tier mahogany box with chronometer issue card (No. 213) Issued from H.M. Chron. Depôt Bradford-on-Avon and stamped 8-Jun 1942, case stamped with casemaker's initials FT possibly for Fred Thoms and Chester date letter for 1940, dial and movement signed and numbered
    58 mm. diam., box 100 x 122 mm.


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    According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, movement and dial of the present watch were sold in 1940.