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    Sale 2041

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    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 301

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN, AN 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MERCATOR, MOVEMENT N0. 798752, CASE NO. 673991, REF. 43050, CIRCA 1996

    Price Realised  

    VACHERON CONSTANTIN, AN 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC DOUBLE RETROGRADE WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE, MERCATOR, MOVEMENT N0. 798752, CASE NO. 673991, REF. 43050, CIRCA 1996
    Cal. 1120/2 nickel-finished lever movement, 36 jewels, glucydur balance, 21k gold-edged rotor engraved 1594-Gérard Mercator-1994, gilt dial with black enamel and etched map of the United States, South America and Australia, the time indicated by hands resembling the legs of an early hand-held compass used by Gerard Mercator, two sectors calibrated for 12 hours and 60 minutes, Arabic numerals, circular case, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Vacheron Constantin deployant clasp
    36mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Vacheron Constantin cardboard slipcase, wood presentation box, certificate and instruction pamphlet.

    The Mercator model was launched in 1994 to honor the memory of the famous cartographer and humanist Gerardus Mercator on the 400th anniversary of his death. The various dials represent the Americas or Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia as drawn by Gerardus Mercator in 1587.