• Lot 201

    Vacheron Constantin. A very fine, large and rare 18K gold square-shaped triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases, box and servicing invoice

    SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, REF. 4764, MOVEMENT NO. 480'457, CASE NO. 341'381, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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    Vacheron Constantin. A very fine, large and rare 18K gold square-shaped triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases, box and servicing invoice
    Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, ref. 4764, movement no. 480'457, case no. 341'381, manufactured in 1954
    Cal. P 485 circular nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, swan neck regulator, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton and Arabic numerals, outer blue date indication with central arrow hand, two windows for day and month, subsidiary dial for constant seconds and moon phases, large square-shaped case, raised bezel, curved fluted sides, snap on back, 18K gold Vacheron Constantin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. wide & 43 mm. overall length


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    With Vacheron Constantin servicing invoice dated 1 October 2008 and original fitted presentation box. According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1954.

    Vacheron Constantin's reference 4764 must be considered amongst the most impressive vintage wristwatch designs. Of large case proportion, it also combines the typical lavish 1950s style curves with a triple calendar and moon phases movement. This example here was completely overhauled at Vacheron Constantin's workshops in Geneva where case, dial and movement have been professionally redone according to the manufacturer's high standards.

    A similar yellow gold "Cioccolatone" model with calendar and moon phases is illustrated in Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, pl. D16.

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