Vacheron Constantin. An extremely fine and unique platinum chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial with black hard enamel baton and Arabic numerals
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catal… Read more VACHERON CONSTANTIN Platinum Ref. 92900 - One of only Two Examples Made
Vacheron Constantin. An extremely fine and unique platinum chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial with black hard enamel baton and Arabic numerals

SIGNED VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, GENÈVE, REF. 92900, MOVEMENT NO. 422'599, CASE NO. 509'768, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1939 AND ENCASED IN 1990

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Vacheron Constantin. An extremely fine and unique platinum chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial with black hard enamel baton and Arabic numerals
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, ref. 92900, movement no. 422'599, case no. 509'768, movement manufactured in 1939 and encased in 1990
Movement: cal. 295, manual, 21 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: screw back, 35 mm. diam., signed
With: Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Authenticity dated 19 September 2017
Provenance
The Art of Vacheron Constantin, Antiquorum, Geneva, 13 November 1994, lot 284
Important Pocket and Wristwatches, Christie's, Geneva, 13 November 2006, lot 435
Special notice

Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are 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 sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

Since its purchase in this saleroom in 2006, this extremely attractive and exceptionally rare Vacheron Constantin chronograph has been in the same important private collection, safely locked away and unused. It is one of only two examples of the platinum cased reference 92900 chronograph made upon special request in 1990. Both watches are fitted with historic movements dating from 1939, the case of the present watch is numbered 509'768, the second example bears the consecutive case number, 509'769. The latter being fitted with a silvered dial and applied baton and Roman numerals render the two watches unique.

The spectacular two-tone silvered dial features hour markers and scales in raised black hard enamel. The screw back “water-resistant” case, is endowed with the timeless proportions of Vacheron Constantin’s best known chronographs and fitted with the caliber 295 movement, one of the company’s most famous, used in the early part of the production of the legendary reference 4072.

Furthermore preserved in excellent, original overall condition, this attractive and highly exclusive platinum timepiece combines the tremendous appeal of the very best “golden age” vintage chronographs with the functionality of modern-day case making.

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