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VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION
VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION
VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION
VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION
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VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION

SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, LES CABINOTIERS UNIQUE PIECE, REF. 30016/00P, MOVEMENT NO. 5193036, CASE NO. 1207511, MANUFACTURED IN 2011

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VACHERON CONSTANTIN. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PLATINUM MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE-FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH ZODIAC AND DAY/NIGHT INDICATION

SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, LES CABINOTIERS UNIQUE PIECE, REF. 30016/00P, MOVEMENT NO. 5193036, CASE NO. 1207511, MANUFACTURED IN 2011
Movement: Mechanical, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator with Maltese cross form cage, minute repeating on two hammers on two gongs, signed
Dial: The front two-tone grey with white minute ring, offset aperture to view the tourbillon, the back with perpetual calendar dials and day and night indication, the border engraved with the signs of the Zodiac with corresponding pointer, signed
Case: Transparent back secured by screws, slide in the band for repeating activation, 44 mm. diam, signed
With: Certificate of Origin, service booklet, loop, screw drivers, extra Vacheron Constantin strap, pouch, presentation box and outer packaging
Special Notice

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. Please check with the department for further details.
The lot was imported into the UAE for sale. VAT at 5% will be added to the hammer price and to the buyer’s premium and will be shown separately on our invoice. If the lot is released into GCC/UAE free circulation, import Duty at 5% of the low estimate will be payable by you and will be shown separately on our invoice.
Sale Room Notice
Christie’s is proud to inform the potential bidder that the present “Les cabinotiers Grande complication” is offered with a complementary service and service warranty by the manufacturer Vacheron Constantin.

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Lot Essay

The present platinum Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Unique Piece is both impressive and a marvel of engineering and design. Simply outstanding, it not only incorporates a perpetual calendar and a visible tourbillon but in addition indications for both the zodiac and day and night.

The story of the superb watchmaking masterpieces created by Vacheron Constantin’s Atelier Cabinotiers is best summarized in the company’s own words:

Vacheron Constantin’s “Atelier Cabinotiers Special Order” service revives the spirit of 18th-century Geneva. At this period prestigious dignitaries from the various European courts came to order directly from the “Cabinotiers”, the watchmaking craftsman who had made the city’s reputation. To take advantage for as long as possible of the best midday light, these craftsmen preferred to locate their workshops on the top floors of the buildings. These workshops, often cramped and sometimes located in attics directly beneath the roof, illuminated by numerous windows, built a solid reputation for the quality of their work. They soon came to be called “cabinets”, and their occupants were known as “Cabinotiers.”

Today the Atelier Cabinotiers brings together professional watchmakers who combine the highest standards of excellence with a spirit of dedication. Together they strive to turn the wildest dreams into technical reality. Vacheron Constantin’s designers and Research and Development department make their contribution, before specially assigned teams take over the responsibility for the development and pursuit of the projects concerned. A special company representative assures permanent contact between the latter and the purchaser.
Added to this team, there are the extraordinary artistic skills of the master guillocheurs, enamellers, engravers and gem-setters, who are among the few remaining craftsmen to still master these traditional arts, proudly continuing age-old traditions.
From the hands of these artists come timepieces that are unique examples of their kind throughout the world, representing the pinnacle of Fine Watchmaking, and which will one day take their rightful place, as all the creations of the Manufacture have done before them since 1755, in the heritage and archives of Vacheron Constantin.

Reproduced by courtesy of Vacheron Constantin.

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