15 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,600
A LADY'S DIAMOND SET WRISTATCH, BY VACHERON & CONSTANTIN
The tonneau shaped dial with single-cut diamond set maker's mark at 12 and Arabic numerals to a brilliant-cut diamond bezel, the back secured by four screws, circa 1970, French marks, mechanical movement
Dial signed Vacheron & Constantin, the movement inscribed, Isochronism, Adj. to Heat, Cold and Five Positions, 22 jewels.
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