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Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Limited Edition Automatic Wristwatch with Geographic Enamel Dial, Wandering Hours and Power Reserve

This watch is pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the auction. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.
Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Limited Edition Automatic Wristwatch with Geographic Enamel Dial, Wandering Hours and Power Reserve

SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 47070/000J-9076, MOVEMENT NO. 949'683, CASE NO. 798614, CIRCA 2006

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Vacheron Constantin. A Fine 18k Gold Limited Edition Automatic Wristwatch with Geographic Enamel Dial, Wandering Hours and Power Reserve Signed Vacheron Constantin, Genève, Ref. 47070/000J-9076, Movement No. 949'683, Case No. 798614, Circa 2006 Movement: Automatic, Cal. 28,800 V.P.H., 36 jewels Dial: Colored enamel geographic outline on two levels, 22k gold dial plate, wandering hours rotate pass minutes Case: 18k gold, case back with compass-style engraving in relief secured by 6 screws, 39mm diam. Buckle: Vacheron Constantin 18k gold deployant clasp Accompanied By: A Vacheron Constantin loupe, a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin, a Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Guarantee date February 13, 2006, a CD entitled "Hommage aux Grands Explorateurs," product literature, a Vacheron Constantin presentation box, outer packaging and tie-tag
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Property of a Gentleman
Special Notice

This watch is pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the auction. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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The Patrimony is in tribute to the great explorers is in a limited edition of 240 timepieces, available in four versions. Production began in 2004 with two explorers: The Magellan expedition (1519 - 1522, first circumnavigation, and the Zheng He expeditions (1405 - 1433, Admiral of the Ming fleet). Only 60 examples of each subject were made available by Vacheron Constantin. The present watch belongs to the tribute to the Magellan expedition.

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