12 November 2007
Vacheron Constantin. A fine 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and hack feature
Signed Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, Chronometre Royal, ref. 4838, movement no. 508'669, case no. 335'523, manufactured in 1953
Cal. P1008/BS nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 19 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, in circular case with enlarged bezel and enlarged straight lugs, snap on back with engraved inscription Chronometre Royal, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Vacheron Constantin, the present watch was manufactured in 1953.
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