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    Sale 7478

    Contemporary Jewels and Watches

    1 November 2007, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 35

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MODEL "LES COMPLICATIONS", NO. 6, CASE NO. 633263, REF. 30050, CIRCA 1993

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    VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE
    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MODEL "LES COMPLICATIONS", NO. 6, CASE NO. 633263, REF. 30050, CIRCA 1993

    With three quarter plate nickel-finished twin barrel movement, 28 jewels, the engine-turned silvered dial with applied white gold Roman and triangular numerals, white gold dauphine hands, the three armed one minute tourbillon carriage visible at 6 combined with seconds, fan-shaped sector for power reserve at 12, in circular case with glazed display snap on back, together with a platinum Vacheron Constantin buckle, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    AED190,000-220,000

    The present watch is number 6 of a limited edition of 300 examples (plus three prototypes) of the "Les Complications Tourbillon" model made in the early 1990s. The majority was cased in yellow gold and only an exceedingly small number in platinum.

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